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Lighting and clinic setup

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Steve5572, May 28, 2009.

  1. Steve5572

    Steve5572 Active Member

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    I having trouble getting enough light in my treatment room. The room is very small and there is no natural light. I have a Flourescent magnifying lamp plus normal overhead room lights. The room lights give off a yellowy light which does not help showing up corms and callus. I've tried putting the flourescent lamp closer to the foot but then i am having problems with the glare.

    Does anyone have anysuggestions?

    Has anyone tried a UV or infrared lamp to help show up skin lesions?

    Also I am also looking into purchasing a vacuum drill to take advantage of the 50% govt. tax refund of capital purchases. Any drills which i should steer clear of or that you could reccommend as a reliable and easily portable device.

    Kind Regards

    Steve Thomas
  2. kate toone-jackson

    kate toone-jackson Welcome New Poster

    i use a DAYLIGHT 22watt circular lamp with magnifying glass set centrally,not that iuse this a lot but the lamp is superb.good luck,
  3. Dannii

    Dannii Member

    Hi Steve,

    Unsure of the dimensions of your room. Have you considered consulting an Occupation Therapist and having a lighting plan done or your current one evaluated? Not sure on the cost. However, much better than working in poor lighting. A cheaper alternative would be to consult your local electrical wholesaler and get some information on your overhead lights and white light alternatives. Hopefully you know an OT.
  4. lcp

    lcp Active Member

    Have a similar room here in my clinic, very small room with a single globe in the middle. I managed to get a light-bar from a lighting shop which simply adapts into the existing light globe socket. The light bar has three or four halogen downlights on it, made the room much brighter. The direction of the lights were also adjustable. making every corner of the room able to be lit up.
    worth a look.
  5. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    Hi I agree with Kate does also depend on the colour of the globe used. i have tried dental lights worth a alrge fortune found them very difficult, perhaps need to change the paint as well?

    Good Luck
  6. jane.e.benson

    jane.e.benson Active Member

    I would definately advise a daylight lamp. Mine is 26 watt, and is superb ( i also have tiny clinic with no natural light , with flourescent ceiling light) I do occaisionally get glare but not so much since i attached the lamp to a stand on wheels.
    i use a podspray drill, which although it can be messy is a huge improvement on the old dust extraction drill i used previously.For the amount of extra work i can do for patients I would never go back to the older type.

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