China Market Report for Surgical Light Sources 2016 – MedCore

China Market Report for Surgical Light Sources 2016 – MedCore


Surgical light sources provide illumination for endoscopic cameras, surgical headlights and surgical
microscopes. The concentrated light is transmitted from a base unit to the destination through a fiber optic
cable made up of very pure glass fibers. The base unit contains the illuminating bulb, which can vary from
one light source to another. During minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures, endoscopic cameras
rely on light from the light source, as there is essentially no background illumination. Generally, overhead
surgical lighting is adequate in invasive, open procedures. However, if additional illumination is required,
a surgical headlight can be worn by the surgeon. The majority of surgical headlights use xenon. Therefore,
surgical light sources are used in both MIS and open surgeries.

  • Year: 2016
  • Scope: 2012-2022
  • Region: China
  • Published Date: 05/01/2016
  • Pages: 45
  • Type: MedCore

Because internal areas of the body are not conditioned to bright light, care must be taken not to ‘dry out’
or burn tissue. To avoid this effect, light sources use specific cool light wavelengths. LED technology has
made its way into the surgical light source market and is now the main driver of growth. In the past, the
lower color rendering abilities of LEDs was an obstacle to their adoption in the market. This is no longer
an issue due to the increased quality of surgical cameras, which can compensate for the lower color
rendition abilities. Furthermore, the longer life span of LED bulbs, which can reach over 50,000 hours,
reduces the total cost of ownership for purchasing facilities and makes LED light sources more attractive
than other competing alternatives including xenon, halogen and metal halide lights.
Surgical light sources are often sold along with endoscopic surgical cameras and image capture devices as
a part of a package. This means that these three markets are highly correlated and the competitors are very

The "China Market Report Suite for Hybrid and Integrated Operating Room Technology 2016 - MedSuite" includes analysis on the following companies currently active in this market:
Dräger Medical
GE Healthcare
Karl Storz
Nanjing SuperStar Medical Equipment
Perlong Medical
Philips Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare
Smith & Nephew
STERIS/Black Diamond,
Stryker / Berchtold
Yi An

*Not all companies are currently active in every segment or sub-report from this suite. For more details contact an iData Research Product Advisor.

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