Sunday, June 7, 2009

Orascoptic Zeon Discovery

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For years I've been using Orascoptic surgical telescopes with a "nose light" that sits on the glasses. Over the years the light has evolved from the original Zeon Illuminator to now where I'm using the Zeon LumenArc system. The problem with both of these is the cost & the tether. The light boxes require you to plug a fiber optic "tail" from your glasses mounted light into the light box... and they are not cheap. Factor in the cost of the bulbs and the light system is expensive although I feel it is definitely worth it.

LED's have been evolving rapidly over the last 2-3 years, but I've held off on getting rid of my LumenArc boxes because they were always brighter than an LED system and I'm hooked on the very bright light the LumenArc delivers. However, when I moved to the new office, I went from 3 operatories to 7 and I didn't buy 4 new light boxes as I knew the LED systems were evolving. Currently I'm using the LumenArc in 3 ops and a 3W LED from HighQ Dental called the Ray when I need to work in the other ops.

In a week or so, I'll begin using the Orascoptic Zeon Discovery and I'll report back on my experiences here. What makes the Discovery special? Basically it's 2000 lumens brighter than my LumenArc light box. That's right, LED technology has now surpassed the tethered option. Bight and portable are 2 words that belong together in a dental environment that demands mobility. I'm anxious to get started with the Discovery. I'll let you know how it goes.

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