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  • Lighting the Way to Better Surgery
May 2009
ROCHESTER, NY, May 14, 2009 -- What do surgeons and miners have in common? Headlamps, of course: Both groups need light sources that move where they're looking but leave their hands free to perform their work.

And Welch Allyn's CL100 SFI Surgical Headlight System could be just what the doctor ordered.

The CL100 Surgical Illuminator from Welch Allyn is on display at the company's exhibition hall booth at Optifab 2009 in Rochester, NY. Photo by Laura S. Marshall.

At the company's exhibition hall booth at Optifab 2009 in Rochester, NY, Lighting Products division marketing manager Douglas M. Rutan provided a demonstration of the light source, designed to be mounted on a surgical headpiece.

The CL100's high-color temperature Xenon light transmits efficiently and crisply through single-fiber optics to provide the highest color temperature is available where it counts most: at the focal point. Full systems, available through Welch Allyn's network of specialty surgical headlight dealers, include the CL100 Surgical Illuminator, a mobile stand for the unit, SFI Fiber and headpiece with elastic terrycloth headband.

Welch Allyn Inc., headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY, manufactures innovative medical diagnostic equipment, patient monitoring systems and precision lamps. Welch Allyn Lighting Products designs and manufactures a wide range of high-performance illumination products.

Laura S. Marshall

The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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