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Mar
24

Hitachi AAA Fluorescent Tube

Good lighting helps promote quality and competence within a hospital providing a welcome reassurance for patients. Hitachi recognises this and has designed a fluorescent tube that cares for patients’ health and safety while providing the hospital with optimal light that lasts.

Introducing the Hitachi AAA fluorescent tube with a Cyanosis Observation Index (COI) below the Australian Hospital Standard and the highest Colour Rendition Index (CRI) of all lamps on the market. The Hitachi AAA has been tested, approved and is the recommended fluorescent tube for hospitals.

The Hitachi AAA tube uses a new type of high colour rendering phosphor for the highest CRI of 98 emitting the closest light output to natural light and reproduces all colours faithfully.

The Australian Hospital Standard COI must be below 3.3. The Hitachi AAA tube has 3.0 CRI, that’s better than the Australian Hospital Standard so you can be sure that Hitachi AAA is the best lighting solution possible for your hospital and patients.

The AAA lamp emits absolutely no UV rays and will prevent discoloration and fading of objects and products while also caring for patients and staff in the hospital. ANL Lighting Marketing Manager Stephanie Leung says ‘This makes the Hitachi AAA Fluorescent Tubes the best lighting option for operating theatres, patient treatment rooms, consultation rooms, accident emergency areas and other areas within a hospital that require perfect colour rendition of skin.’

The Hitachi AAA tubes have a long life of 10,000 hours and hold a 1-year warranty that covers lamp failure and fading and is available in two sizes, a 20Watt and 40Watt lamp.

COI has been calculated in accordance with the method described in Appendix G of AS1680.2.5 : 1997.

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Mar
24

It's important that medical staff be able to correctly diagnose cyanosis through clinical observation.

A hospital’s number one priority is patient care. An important aspect of medical diagnosis thorough clinical observation is the reliable detection of cyanosis.

Cyanosis is a condition where the skin and mucous membranes give off a bluish discolouration, which indicates that oxygen levels in the blood are dangerously depleted. The ability of medical staff to reliably detect the onset of cyanosis by visual observation may be critical to a patient’s well being.

The detection of cyanosis requires adequate power output around the 660nm wavelength. If the output is too low a patient’s skin colour may appear darker and they may be diagnosed as cyanosed when this is not the case. On the other hand, if the output is too high it may mask the cyanosis and it may not be diagnosed when it is present. The end result is that clinical staff cannot rely on visual detection.

To meet the Australian Hospital Standard and be suitable for detecting cyanosis in hospitals, all lamps must meet two criteria: a Cyanosis Observation Index of less than 3.3 and a colour temperature between 3200K and 5500K. Lamps with colour temperatures above 5500K provide false positive diagnoses of cyanosis and lamps with colour temperatures below 3200K results in failure to detect cyanosis.

Fluorescent lamps commonly in use may not have a continuous spectrum. When selecting lamps for the reliable diagnosis of cyanosis, Hospitals need to ensure that the lamps chosen have a COI of 3.3 or lower, have a colour temperature between 3200K and 5500K and are long lasting and cost effective.

The Hitachi AAA fluorescent tube has a COI of 3.0, a colour temperature of 5000K and the highest colour rendition index of all lamps currently on the market. The Hitachi AAA tube has been tested, approved and is the recommended fluorescent tube for hospitals. This makes the Hitachi AAA fluorescent tubes the best lighting option for operating theatres, patient treatment rooms, consultation rooms, accident emergency areas and other areas within a hospital that require perfect colour rendition of skin.

The Hitachi AAA tubes have a long life of 10,000 hours and hold a 1-year warranty that covers lamp failure and fading and is available in two sizes, a 20w (2ft) and 40w (4ft) lamp.

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