Merivaara Q-Flow surgical lights are already installed and operational in a wide range of healthcare facilities across the UK and Ireland. The range is distributed by Bender UK, and is also available to purchase via the NHS Supply Chain Framework.
Bender UK said: “The LED lights deliver outstanding optical performance and illumination, and best-in-class colour rendering, while the ‘unique ring design’ optimises air flow above the surgical area. Designed to improve efficiency in theatres by reducing staff fatigue, heat output, and energy consumption, the lights offer a unique shadow reduction system to aid the surgery team, and can incorporate HD cameras for observation or teaching.”
Offering an illuminance intensity up to 160,000 lux, Q-Flow surgical lights deliver a deep column of light to with three colour temperature options. All Q-Flow theatre lights offer a green or white ambilite for easy viewing on screens and monitors.
Bender UK says Q-Flow surgical lighting delivers colour rendering with Ra, R9, and R13 values of 98, enabling surgeons to more easily visualise tissue and vascular colours. R13 is particularly important in plastic surgery to enhance skin detail.
The lights’ Q ring shape is designed to optimise clean air flow to the site of the operation, reducing the risk of surgical infections. It has a best-in-class turbulence intensity of 15.9 %, complying with DIN1946.
The three model variants are Q-Flow Fluent, Vision, and Intelligent. Q-Flow Fluent ‘provides a cost-effective solution’, and is suitable for day surgery and elective procedures, reportedly providing excellent optical performance and sterile surgeon control features for brightness or field size. The mid-range Q-Flow Vision can be used for a broad range of surgery types, and integrated with a full HD camera to deliver video streaming, while the highest specification Q-Flow Intelligent is designed for complex surgical procedures. Features include an intuitive sterile handle delivering control and adjustability of brightness and light field, and Dynamic Obstacle Compensation (DOC) shadow-reducing technology to prevent shading or obstruction of light to the surgical area. It can also be equipped with an integrated full HD camera.
The Q-Flow range is available in configurations including ceiling or wall-mounted, in addition to mobile, with solo, duo, trio, and quad arm options. Each option is easily manoeuvred by clinical teams and is compatible with OpenOR, MeriMote, and Bender CP9 theatre control panels.