(Niles, IL) Lighting is critical in surgical settings to maximize visibility, minimize eye fatigue, and enable the medical team to focus on the surgical operation. A.L.P. recently introduced the DASSL™ (Diffuse Asymmetric Symmetric Surgery Lens) for recessed or surface mounted luminaires in operating rooms.
The new biased diffuse microstructure lens provides improved LED hiding power, smooth distribution, and both symmetrical (along axis) and asymmetrical (cross axis) lighting distributions. This optical distribution directs more light on a targeted work surface. Unlike linear optic lenses, lamp alignment has less impact on distribution.
“Surgical lighting is overdue for optical improvements,” states Tom Barnes, Vice President and Business Unit Manager for A.L.P.’s LexaLite brand. “DASSL lenses replace traditional linear prismatic lenses by taking advantage of microstructure optics,” he adds.
DASSL lenses are designed for 2’ x 4’ fixtures, but custom sizes are also available. An optional RFI shielding grid also is offered to protect from electromagnetic interference. RFI Shielding allows fixtures to comply with the MIL-STD-461(E) standard. Samples are now available.