Merivaara Q-Flow™ surgical light improves the working environment in operating rooms as well as offers a new way to reduce the risk of infections. The new Merivaara Q-Flow is a major step forward from traditional operating room lights. Designed and manufactured in Finland, Q-Flow was developed to fulfil the needs of the modern surgical team. It offers improvements on many standard features in the industry as well as radical innovations.
The light gives superb colour rendering, particularly in red and skin shades, which make the product perfect for a variety of surgeries such as internal or plastic surgery. The Q-Flow gives a very deep column of light and dynamic obstacle compensation, so if the surgeon bends over her patient sensors brighten other LEDs to reduce shadows.
One of the most ground-breaking features is the way it improves hygienic conditions. Standard operating room lights create turbulence intensity, acting like an aircraft wing to pull particulates in the air right over the patient. Merivaara’s designers shaped the Q-Flow as a series of concentric circles with open spaces in between. This improves laminar air flow so sterile conditions are maintained and the risk of infection is reduced. The standard turbulence intensity should be below 37.5% but the Q-Flow boasts 15.9% according to the DIN 1946-4:2008 standard.