Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Starting an Evaluation of the Rite Lite Pro from AdDent




Shade matching in dentistry is always a challenge.  That's because ambient light can have such an effect on how our eyes perceive color.  Different wavelengths of light can make things appear to be a different shade.  That's why it's important to try and shade match under a variety of different types of light.  Different types of light such as fluorescent and incandescent bring out different shades.

Is there an easy way to do this?  Yes, by having a device that provides different wavelengths/colors, and that is where the Rite Lite from Addent comes in.  We'll be starting an evaluation of the new and improved device in the next few days.  In the meantime, here is what the company has to say:


Rite-Lite PRO Shade Matching Unit with HI-CRI LED’s which recreate the visual spectrum produced by natural sunlight. The Rite-Lite PRO Shade Matching Light is a device that incorporates diffused L.E.D. technology to simulate various lighting conditions to aid in the matching of teeth and all types of dental restorations. It is used by both dental professionals and dental ceramists.

Rite-Lite PRO offers three modes of light for shade taking:

1. Color-corrected light at a color temperature of 5500◦ Kelvin.

2. Incandescent – room light at 3200◦ Kelvin. This is found in many indoor environments

3. Ambient light at 3900◦ Kelvin. This is a combination of room light and daylight.

Rite-Lite PRO offers three levels of light intensity for better visualization.

Black Light setting for matching restorations to natural dentition fluorescence.

To Use:
Choose shade at 5500˚K. Verify the selected shade using 3200˚K (incandescence) and 3900˚K (ambient). Shade should match in all color temperatures.

The Rite-Lite PRO is powered by 24 L.E.D.’s (including black light LED’s), rechargeable battery and has a voltage regulator. A pad of 25 neutral color tabs is included and are used to standardize the background while shade taking. The light blinks on when the batteries get low as a reminder to replace them.

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