Philips Burton: Manufacturer Spotlight

Burton Medical Products has been providing reliable, quality lighting systems for more than 80 years, and continues to do so today under the new name of Philips Burton following Philips' acquisition of the company in 2010. Since this acquisition, Philips Burton combined have ushered in more advanced lights and medical devices for the benefit of healthcare professionals around the world.

What sets Philips Burton apart from other medical lighting companies is the sheer diversity of their lights. Not only do they differ in function, such as between examination and surgical lights, but also in appearance and intensity. For example, take the CoolSpot II Examination Light and AIM-50 Examination Light. The CoolSpot II is a high-intensity spotlight, delivering bright and comfortable light for user and patient alike. Meanwhile the AIM-50 matches that intensity, but with the backing of three interconnected halogen bulbs and a Y-shaped lamp design. In spite of the differences in design, each serves its function as an ideal light for either small or large examination spaces. It's this thought and consideration into the designs that make Philips Burton Medical Lights unique.

Surgical Lights vs Examination Lights

There are some significant differences between the two categories, and it's important to distinguish them and anticipate what your office needs.

Surgical lights tend to be larger in diameter, with wide lamp heads and shadow-free designs. These designs also allow room for more light bulbs and an increased light intensity. For example, the AIM-200 OR boasts a Y-shaped design, leaving lots of room for heads without risk of obstructing the light. In contrast, the APEX sticks to the circular design to allow room for four halogen lights and a light intensity of 120,000 lux. Surgical lights by Philips Burton can also come mounted on highly versatile configurations. Ceiling mounts are most common, keeping the lights within reach in crowded operating rooms, but are also available as floorstand and wall mounts as well.

Philips Burton's examination lights are generally more compact in design, boasting drift-free support arms that can be maneuvered in place, and will stay in place. These examination lights can range from singular spotlights to multiple-bulb housings. Philips Burton understands that there can't be a one-size-fits-all light for all hospital and clinical spaces, and the variety of examination lights to choose from is reflective of that.

The LED Revolution

While halogen bulbs have long been the most reliable source in the medical light industry, light emitting diodes (LED) are quickly becoming the new norm. LED sources are more energy-efficient and tend to last longer than their halogen counterparts. Philips Burton LED lamps generate powerful light through small clusters of LEDs, with nearly a 10 times greater lifespan than halogen bulbs. This increase in savings doesn't affect the all-important CRI, or color rendering index. LED lights can compete with the best of halogens in providing clear, color-accurate light for medical proceedings. They're also virtually heat-free, keeping the environment comfortable for both user and patient alike. As you'll see below, LED is becoming more and more popular, as their efficiency and reliability becomes more well-known.

Philips Burton's Latest Models

While Philips Burton has 20 unique light models to choose from, we're taking a moment to highlight popular favorites: the AIM LED, Outpatient LED, Outpatient II, and UV lights.

AIM LED and Outpatient LED

As the names suggest, the AIM LED and Outpatient LED lamps house LED modules. Each lamp actually can hold three, and the Y-shape design gives the light a wide diameter field. Both of these lights are incredibly energy-efficient without sacrificing performance, and can save you money in bulb replacements compared to their halogen models.

Outpatient II

The Outpatient II lamp is a "documented leader for examination lights," thanks to the tightly focused light, low-maintenance design, and high CRI. Like its LED counterpart, the Outpatient II still emits a high-intensity, adjustable light while staying cool to the touch for patients and users.

UV Light

Lastly, the UV light has risen in popularity thanks to its compact design and ease-of-use. The fluorescent bulbs emit a UVA wavelength of approximately 365 nm, and the 4-light models include a 5 diopter magnifier lens. This lamp is surprisingly customizable, as customers can choose between the UV light, white light, or magnifier to fit their needs.

Why Choose Philips Burton Medical Lights?

Whether you're searching for a wide-range surgical light, or a single spotlight for examination rooms, the Philips Burton Medical Light catalog has something for you. MFI Medical carries the latest advanced models, including the four listed above. Philips Burton lights are affordable and long-lasting, with most surgical and examination lights fixed with a 5-year warranty. The lamps are ergonomically designed to accommodate caregivers and patients, and emit light in the most efficient way possible. Nearly every light in the Philips Burton lineup has additional configurations for you to choose from, whether you need a secure wall mount, a mobile floorstand, or a ceiling mount for your chosen light.

If you have any questions about determining which light is best for your practice, consult the Burton Product Highlights / Lighting Guide or give us a call to speak with one of our medical equipment specialists.

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