Light is indispensable in the field of healthcare and medicine, from endoscopy to dental treatments. With LED and fiber optics solutions for medical technology SCHOTT has been providing innovative impulses in this field of competence since decades. For example, the technology group will be presenting its new lighting module SCHOTT® LEDgine 4 for the first time at COMPAMED 2016. The fourth generation of the “LED light engine” family offers a very high luminous intensity and its color temperature and CRI (Color Rendering Index) are custom configurable. It has been especially developed for the efficient coupling of high-power LED light into glass fiber bundles with small dimensions. The product will be available starting in the first quarter of 2017.
The demands in healthcare on lighting and its quality are high: Even thinner optical light guides, brighter light and uniform, true-color illumination are requested. Exactly this is what integrated lighting systems from SCHOTT offer: They combine LED systems and fiber optics and provide high brightness and color temperatures adapted to suit the application.
With LEDgine4 SCHOTT has continued to optimize the light sources for medical applications. The optics module enables an efficient coupling of high-power LED light especially in light guides where active diameters of 3.0 to 5.0 millimeters are used. Besides the high-brightness LEDs and focusing optics the lighting module contains its own active cooling device. With its separate control electronics, it can be operated in different modes such as the trigger mode.
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.93 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.