What to look for when buying a new dental headlight

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Most of the dental headlight manufacturers would say that the newer LEDs are the best ones that produce a bright white light color. Although this may be true at times, it is still important that you check it out yourself. Try to focus the headlamp on a plain wall, most preferably a white blank spot, and then see the color of the light being produced.

What to look for

when buying a new

dental headlight


Dental headlights are not created equal. They differ in many ways like

the battery system used, uniformity of light, color of the beam, light

intensity, weight, and size of the illuminated field, among others. It is

best to understand all these factors in order for you to pick the right

dental headlight.

Dental headlight has become a critical part of dental practice. Since

relying solely on the light provided by the traditional lighting source in

the treatment room is not enough to properly illuminate the secluded

and dark working field, the oral cavity, you need to use additional

artificial lighting device such as the dental headlights.

Benefits of dental headlight

The wireless dental headlight offers many benefits. Some of these

are:








Dental headlight offers different levels of brightness

It allows more freedom of movement

It is easy to use and adjust

It produces a shadow-free light

It is energy-efficient

It produces the right quality, quantity, and stability needed for

every dental procedure

It helps enhance your visual acuity most especially when used

with the right pair of dental loupes


Factors to consider when choosing a dental headlight

Dental headlights are not created equal. There are some that will

perfectly fit your needs and personal preferences, and there are also

some that will not. In order for you to enjoy the many benefits that it

offers, you need to pick the right loupe headlight. Below are some of

the important factors that you need to consider when purchasing a

headlight.

Weight

The weight of the headlight can build up over time. And when it starts

to build up, it can add stress on the bridge of your nose and on your

neck which can affect your comfort and concentration and can also

cause pain. If you think you will be using it for a few hours a day, it is

better to pick the one with the lightest weight.

Size of the illuminated field

The size of the illuminated field should be large enough to fit the entire

magnified field.

Battery system

Another important factor that you need to consider when purchasing

a new dental headlight is its battery. The ideal dental headlight is the

one with a long battery life and a short recharge time. Pick the one


that allows you to use the dental loupe LED headlight with battery that

all day long with no charging interruptions.

Uniformity of light

The problem with some dental headlights is that they produce an

illumination that is extremely bright at the center but is dull on the

edges. The headlight that you will purchase should have a uniform

light brightness. That is, the brightness should be the same from the

center to the edges. You can check this by doing the same procedure

as checking the beam color.

Beam color

Most of the dental headlight manufacturers would say that the newer

LEDs are the best ones that produce a bright white light color.

Although this may be true at times, it is still important that you check

it out yourself. Try to focus the headlamp on a plain wall, most

preferably a white blank spot, and then see the color of the light being

produced.

Keep in mind that it is natural for all dental headlight manufacturers to

claim that their product produces a natural white light beam color.

While some headlights really do produce a natural daylight

illumination, some manufacturers may just say so in order to attract

customers. It is best to check it yourself before buying the headlight.

Just direct and focus the headlight on a white plain surface and see

the color of the light it produces.

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