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Surgical Lights | Operating Room Lighting

Surgical Lights | Operating Room Lighting

A Healthy View Begins with Better Surgical Lights

Quality surgical lighting and operating room lighting is an essential element to any medical space. Whether the room calls for a very focused light, spot intensity, or precise positioning, you’ll find what you need at Henry Schein Medical. Many of our brand-name selections feature superior shadow control, low energy consumption, and heat-reducing LED bulbs.

The best light configuration for your practice will be largely dependent on the type of illumination your procedure or examination requires. Choose from ceiling mounted, wall mounted (typical for exam room needs), or wheeled floor models for increased mobility.

Featured Surgical Lighting and Operating Room Lights

Browse our selection of surgical lights including ceiling mounted lights, floor standing lights, and wall mounted lights. Once you’ve found the surgical lights that meet your medical facilities needs, fill out our contact form and a team member will reach out to begin your purchasing journey.

Ceiling Mounted Surgical Lights

Ceiling mounted surgical lights provide a wide, even beam of light that illuminates the entire surgical field. This ensures that you have a clear view of the surgical site, no matter how small or complex the procedure.

AIM® LED Ceiling Mount

  • Unique Y-Shape Design to Minimize Light Obstruction
  • 92 CRI Rating for Accurate Color Visibility
  • Removable Sterilization Handle to Adjust Light Pattern

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AIM® LED Ceiling Mount Surgical Light

Bovie MI 1000 LED Surgical Lights

  • Emit low heat
  • Output rating of 100,000 lux
  • 4300°K color temperature
  • Engineered with green technology to use less electricity
  • 50,000 hours of LED lighting
  • Available in single and double

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Bovie MI 1000 LED Surgical Lights

Bovie MI 750 Dual Ceiling LED Exam Light

  • 50,000 hours of LED lighting
  • Output rating of 75,000 lux
  • 4300°K color temperature

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Bovie MI 750 Dual Ceiling LED Exam Light

Floor Standing Surgical Lights

Floor standing surgical lights are a versatile and flexible option for surgical lighting. They are typically used in conjunction with ceiling mounted surgical lights, but they can also be used as a primary light source. Floor standing surgical lights are portable, which makes them easy to move around the operating room. This is especially important for procedures that require the surgeon to move around the patient, such as laparoscopy or orthopedic surgery.

MI 750 LED Surgical Light Portable Floor Stand

  • LED cool lighting improves patient comfort
  • Green technology eliminates the additional cost of purchasing bulbs
  • 50,000 hours of LED lighting
  • Output rating of 75,000 lux
  • 4300°K color temperature
  • Portable for easy movement

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MI 750 LED Surgical Light Portable Floor Stand

Bovie MI-550 LED Examination Light

  • Portable with wheels
  • Small diameter with a powerful 55,000 lux
  • Powered with 8 LED units

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Bovie MI-550 LED Examination Light

Ritter 255 Floor Stand

  • Light Intensity—7,500 foot-candles
  • Counterbalanced for Precise Positioning
  • 4,400K Color Temperature

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Ritter 255 Floor Stand

Wall Mounted Surgical Lights

Wall mounted surgical lights are a space-saving option, which can be important in small operating rooms. Wall mounted surgical lights are typically adjustable, which allows you to position the light to perfectly suit your needs. This is important for procedures that require a variety of angles.

Bovie® MI-750 Wall Mount

  • Multi-Stage Dimming and Illumination
  • Front Diffuser Lens System
  • Uniform White Light Technology

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Bovie® MI-750 Wall Mount Surgical Light

Capital Medical Equipment Specialists and White Glove Service

Our team of Capital Equipment Specialists are here to assist you in choosing the right operating room and surgical lighting equipment. Our consultants have strong backgrounds in medical manufacturing, sales, service, and procurement. Our consultants have strong backgrounds in medical manufacturing, sales, service, and procurement. Contact our Equipment Specialists for guidance and advice.

Once you have all the lighting equipment ordered you can rely on our White Glove Service to assist in the delivery stage. Our specialists will be involved in the pre-delivery planning, equipment staging, shipping/receiving coordination, expert delivery setup, staff training, and implementation. Learn more about our White Glove delivery solutions.

To explore our full catalog of exam lighting and surgical lighting, contact a Capital Equipment Specialist today.

Consider the Following when Shopping for Surgical Lights and Operating Room Lights

One critical aspect of an optimal environment for medical procedures includes a modernized surgical lighting system. With so many options and features to consider, it may become a time-consuming and tedious task selecting the right combination for your facility.

To streamline your procurement process, we've outlined several key elements to consider before purchasing:


From portable systems, ceiling lights, and wall mounts, it's important to definitively outline the arrangement of lighting you need for your procedural space to control costs. Taking into consideration the size of your operating environment and the amount of lighting needed should be accounted for in your budget. Ensuring your bottom line isn't exceeded while properly illuminating your space is crucial to running an efficient practice.


When you and your surgical team are performing life-saving surgery, trusting your equipment to function optimally is vital. Without dependable lighting in your operating room, procedures cannot be performed. When exploring surgical lighting systems for your facility, 40,000 to 60,000 hours of use is a common output with a 10–12-year lifespan.¹


Measured in lux, illumination encompasses the light concentration from the surgical light head. Lighting output of less than 40,000 lux is not equipped for the operating room. Updating your lighting system to ensure proper illumination is a major factor in delivering efficient patient care.

Color Temperature

Color produced by light is measured in Kelvin (K) and can play a significant role in surgical performance. Color temperature can range from 1,000 to 10,000 with daylight temperature reaching about 5,800 K. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) requires the color temperature of surgical lights to be within 3,000–6,700 K range.² When you and your team are performing a lengthy surgery, cool colors, which can be quantified as 5,000 K or higher, can reduce eye fatigue.

Color Rendering Index

This index defines the quality of light based on how well the subtle distinctions in the natural colors of an object can be visualized.² The color rendering index is measured on a scale of 0–100 with bulbs on the higher end producing more accurate color. Surgical lights should be between 80–100 to ensure a healthy view. For surgical lighting purposes, a unique measurement called the R9 will exemplify how well a light can extract a saturated red color, a significant discovery during surgical procedures.

Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting

This form of lighting can reduce the cost of electricity for your medical facility and cut overall energy use. Their long lifespan makes them an ideal choice for your procedural room along with several other benefits³:

  • No heat or UV emissions
  • Flexible design
  • Greater environmental performance
  • Low voltage

Single or Multiple Surgical Light Heads

A single surgical light head can illuminate the operating room from a singular light head, allowing you and your team to focus from a sole light source. A multiple surgical light head includes several outlets of light that can provide necessary adjustments and reduce shadows or glares.

Uniform or Discipline-Specific Lighting

When purchasing a lighting system for your facility, you may want to consider uniformed lighting or discipline specific. A uniformed installment includes purchasing the same lighting for all surgery, exam, and procedure rooms. Discipline-specific lighting includes unique lighting equipment and custom structures depending on the surgery department.

What Kind of Light is Used in Surgery?

As a medical professional, you know how crucial it is to have the right equipment to perform your work with precision and accuracy. That's why it's important to understand what kind of light is used in surgery to ensure that you have the best possible lighting for your procedures.

In surgery, the type of light used can have a significant impact on the outcome of the procedure. Surgical lights are designed to provide bright, shadow-free illumination of the surgical field, allowing you to clearly see the area you are working on. They are typically mounted on the ceiling or on a surgical light stand and can be adjusted to provide the best possible lighting for your needs.

Another common type of light used in surgery is the surgical operating room light. These lights are typically mounted on the ceiling and can provide a wide area of illumination. Operating room lights are often adjustable, allowing you to direct the light to the specific area of the surgical site where it is needed most.

LED (light-emitting diode) lights are becoming more common in surgical settings.

Benefits for LED lighting include:

  • Long-lasting
  • Energy-efficient
  • Provide bright, cool light that does not generate heat

How Many LUX is a Surgical Light?

Lux is a unit of measurement for illuminance, which is the amount of light that falls on a surface. In general, surgical lights provide a high level of illuminance to ensure that you have a clear view of the surgical site.

The illuminance provided by a surgical light will depend on the specific light in question, as well as the distance between the light and the surgical site. Some surgical lights can provide illuminance of up to 160,000 lux or more, while others may provide a lower level of illuminance.

It's important to note that the level of illuminance needed will depend on the specific procedure you are performing. Some procedures may require more intense lighting than others. The ideal level of illuminance will depend on factors such as the size of the surgical site, the depth of the incision, and position of the patient.

If you have any questions about the illuminance provided by a particular surgical light, be sure to consult our capital equipment specialists to ensure that you have the best possible lighting for your procedures.