Lantis launches LED tubes for medical lighting that comply with Cyanosis Observation Index (COI) directive
Product Background: Cyanosis Observation Index (COI)
Cyanosis is a physical sign where the skin and mucous membranes give off a bluish discolouration, indicating that the oxygen levels in the blood are dangerously depleted. Cyanosis is associated with cold temperatures, heart failure, lung diseases and smothering. It is seen in infants at birth as a result of heart defects, respiratory distress syndrome, or lung and breathing problems. (Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2008)
A methodology for calculating a Cyanosis Observation Index (COI) was established and published in AS 1680.2.5:1997. This is an important standard that takes into account the strict guidelines that apply to the use of lamps in the diagnosis of patients for a variety of tasks carried out within hospitals and medical facilities, specifically for particular tasks associated with clinical observation, treatment and care. According to the Standard AS1680.2.5:1997, it is mandatory for clinical observation areas to have cyanosis standard lighting installed to assist in the correct and prompt visual diagnosis of cyanosis.
Although a similar standard has not yet come into effect outside of Australia and New Zealand, concerns for the same are widely discussed among the European Union and the United States.
COI <3.3 is the most important and significant value set to determine whether or not a medical lighting product is good for diagnosing cyanosis.
In 2005, Philips announced the introduction of a new range of hospital lamps designed to meet AS/NZS 1680.2.5:1997 requirements. But these are not LED products for medical lighting. With COI <2.5, Lantis’ LED tubes are suitable for medical lighting applications within hospitals in operating theatres, patient treatment rooms, consultation rooms, accident/trauma emergency areas and other areas that require close colour rendition of skin.
Key features of LED tubes for proper cyanosis observation
1. Available in different lengths and wattages for multiple use
2. Meet mandatory Australian and New Zealand ‘Cyanosis’ standard 1680.2.5. COI <2.5
3. SAA, RCM and TUV-CE certified
4. Significantly reduce energy consumption using up to 55% less power than traditional flourescent tubes
5. 100 lumens/W
6. Significantly reduce maintenance and lamp changes due to 50,000-hour life
7. Reduces air-conditioning load due to lower heat generation
Lantis Lighting has been in the LED tube business for 6 years and our tubes are reputed as high quality in a most cost-effective way. With the newest certifications and high quality meeting different lighting stardards, our products are used worldwide in Europe, Australia, Japan, and USA. The United Nations and the Maersk Group are two famous organizations among them. We have also special LED tubes for marine use and poultry farm use. Please feel free to contact us.
Contact:James Ng, Sales Manager - Lantis Lighting Technology Co., Ltd.
Locate more medical & industrial lighting vendors in the LEDs Magazine Suppliers Directory
Submit new products, case studies/projects, and other press releases at http://www.ledsmagazine.com/content/leds/en/addcontent.html.