STARLED 5® : The Newborn at ACEM

ACEM Medical Company (Division of ACEM S.p.A.) Italian company specialized in the production of surgical lamps, will present this year at MEDICA – Düsseldorf (18 – 21 November 2009) the new LED lamp for the operating room: STARLED 5

The newborn at ACEM is part of the Starled Series and as the whole series, it is made with LED technology (light emitting diodes), an extraordinary light source which is becoming more popular for its reduced dimensions, duration in time, low energy consumption, high performance, lack of heat and excellent colour rendering index. Moreover, this is proposed as the “light of the future” for its characteristics of flexibility of use and sustainability in a series of different sectors, specially in the medical one. The innovative LED technology used in the STARLED 5 guarantees a light beam without IR infrared rays hence eliminating heat under the lamp and on the surgeons heads. The 50 LEDs which make the STARLED 5 are circularly positioned around the handle, generating a light spot of 21 cm. at 1 meter with a high illumination level of 135.000 lux for a steady life cycle of 50.000 hours. STARLED 5 guarantees a colour rendering index of 95 with a colour temperature of 4.900 °K. These two values allow to reproduce the exact chromatic scale of the colours of the human body.

In order to achieve a correct illumination on the surgical field and based on the needs of the surgeons, STARLED 5 can produce a focused illumination as well as a uniformed ambient one thanks to a manual focusing system made by the central handle of the lamp. The easy to grip handle can be extracted and autoclaved, and if requested, it can contain a fixed focus video camera or one with zoom for a precise and constant recording of the intervention.
STARLED 5 unites high technology with a practical and functional design, it is in fact comfortable and light to move, thanks to the handle in the centre of the lamp, STARLED 5 is also practical for the medical team who can move it from the lateral handles assuring stability and constant illumination.
Its design takes into consideration sanitary requirements of the OR. For this reason it has been manufactured with a smooth and resistant material that makes cleaning quick, easy and complete. The lamp shape assures visual comfort and is particularly suitable for laminar flows hence avoids obstructing air flows inside the operating room reducing considerably the turbulence areas.

STARLED 5 is perfect for minimally invasive surgery for it comes with the new LIGHT-UP® system, a technology invented by ACEM in which, thanks to its particular beams of light coming from the upper part of the lamp, consents perfect visualization of the surgical field, a correct visual comfort and the right vision of the monitor. These conditions are ideal for the preparation and treatment during the operation, monitoring of the patient and microscope operation.

STARLED 5 can have a video camera (optional) integrated in the handle at the centre of the lamp (or placed on a separate arm) and is compatible with all the lamps of the STARLED Series. According to the needs in the operating room, it can be produced in different configurations: STARLED 5 Double (twin configuration) and STARLED 5 in combination with OT-STARLED. In both cases, the lamps have synchronized commands which grant simplicity of use as well as the possibility of being managed by a single operator.