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09.02.2015, SCHOTT AG, Landshut (Germany)

The world’s first autoclavable ring-shaped High Brightness LED from SCHOTT

The new Solidur Ring LED for integration into the designs of dental and medical devices
The Solidur™ Ring LED is the world’s first ring-shaped autoclavable light source, performing efficiently over a long period of time. Image: SCHOTT.
The Solidur™ Ring LED is the world’s first ring-shaped autoclavable light source, performing efficiently over a long period of time. Image: SCHOTT.
Landshut (Germany), February 9, 2015 – The international technology group SCHOTT has developed a new ring-shaped High Brightness LED. The Solidur™ Ring LED is the world’s first ring-shaped autoclavable light source, performing efficiently over a long period of time. It is designed for applications in dental and medical lighting, especially for devices that need autoclaving. Typical applications include endoscopes, otoscopes as well as surgical equipment. Its “ring design” enables shadow-free illumination of the area of interest. Owing to its fully vacuum-tight housing based on inorganic, non-aging materials, the LED is extremely robust, resistant to chemicals, corrosion and pressure – even at varying temperatures. With the Ring LED, SCHOTT is introducing the second product platform as well as the new trade name Solidur™ for its autoclavable and highly durable LED product line. SCHOTT will be unveiling its innovation from March 10 to 14, 2015 at IDS trade show in Cologne (booth 11.3 B 081).

With the sterilizable Solidur™ Ring LED, medical engineers can design the device with the light source directly at the tip of the instrument. As a result, doctors can bring the light source close to the patient and significantly increase the illumination of a difficult-to-reach area during surgical operations or medical check-ups. At the same time, the design in ring-shape prevents shadows from disturbing the view.

“The Ring LED may even allow the device designer to develop stand-alone devices by integrating light source and its energy supply, e.g. battery, into the instrument. This simplifies the entire system, makes it more robust and could even eliminate the need for cables. Self-sufficient instrument designs create moving space for doctors during operations and eases overall handling of the device,” explains Dr. Frank Gindele, Head of R&D for LED products at SCHOTT Electronic Packaging.

The Ring LED is the first, fully autoclavable ring-shaped light source available today. The use of inorganic materials in the product set-up allows for a much better heat management and leads to a substantially longer life time when compared to other available products. The Ring LED has been tested to withstand more than 3.500 autoclaving cycles.

SCHOTT offers the new Ring LED in accordance with customer requirements in different color temperatures, light colors, radiation profiles and optical properties such as luminous flux.

130 years of history in the area of special purpose glass and more than 70 years of experience in manufacturing hermetic seals and feedthroughs flow into the development and production of new products at SCHOTT Electronic Packaging.

For more information: http://www.schott.com/epackaging/english/autoclavable_and_hermetic_leds.html


SCHOTT is an international technology group with 130 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, and transportation industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of 15,400 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 1.84 billion euros for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. www.schott.com
Thanks to a gas-tight housing made of purely inorganic, non-aging materials, LEDs from SCHOTT are especially robust and successfully withstand temperature changes, chemicals, corrosion and pressure. Image: SCHOTT.
Thanks to a gas-tight housing made of purely inorganic, non-aging materials, LEDs from SCHOTT are especially robust and successfully withstand temperature changes, chemicals, corrosion and pressure. Image: SCHOTT.
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