The following represents a compilation of frequently asked questions concerning the ALGER-LIGHT with LED. We will strive to keep this list up to date as questions arise from our customers. Please contact us with any additional information. For information on the ORIGINAL ALGER-LIGHT click here or please page down.
Alger-Light with LED FAQ’s
No. At this time there is no conversion from the original Alger-Light to the ALGER-LIGHT with LED.
YES! It requires that the receiver board inside the Light be changed. Also the RF footswitch (totally wireless) can be used in conjunction with the handheld.
Ideally, the ALGER-LIGHT with LED should be mounted above the patient’s hip and preferably parallel with the chair. This is assuming that you work with the patient in a reclined position. However, with the ability to move the light laterally, it is no longer necessary to mount the LED directly over the chair. The lateral movement is generally needed only once to align the beam with the center-line of the chair.
The ideal ceiling height is 8ft. (approx. 3 meters). It is possible to mount it on higher (or lower) ceilings and this has been done very successfully in many installations. Keep in mind that the further away the light is from the patient, the less light you will realize, however, the new ALGER-LIGHT with LED has much more variability. There are installations on 11ft. and even 12ft. ceilings where the doctor is very satisfied with the installation.
Chances are you will never have to change the bulbs in the LED version as the LEDs are rated for 50,000 hours!
We have all intentions of servicing the original ALGER-LIGHTS for as long as parts are available. We have many loyal customers who have had lights for over 30 years and have received service from us. We pride ourselves in the continuing support.
You need a “beam” of light to properly illuminate the posterior teeth. The AlgerLight provides this with a concentrated LED light.
You spend thousands of dollars to design a modern operatory with a nice clean, uncluttered appearance. You don’t want to detract from that with the cluttered look of an exam light dangling in the face of the patient. Also , the ALGER-LIGHT with LED beam stays in the same position when the patient needs to get out of the chair to rinse or brush leaving no light adjustment when he/she returns.
Original Alger-Light FAQ's
The ideal ceiling height is 8ft. (approx. 3 meters). It is possible to mount it on higher (or lower) ceilings and this has been done very successfully in many installations. Keep in mind that the further away the light is from the patient, the less light you will realize. There are installations on 11ft. and even 12ft. ceilings where the doctor is very satisfied with the installation.
Yes, it can, however this is not recommended as the angle of the light beam will be such that the light will probably be shining in the patient’s eyes.
It should be oriented so that the covered part of the bulb (eyelid, if you will) is toward the patient’s head. The purpose of the “eyelids” is to keep the patient from seeing the filament of the bulb.
In normal offices the bulbs will last for 12 to 18 months. This will vary depending on the line voltage in your office and how much the ALGER-LIGHTS are being used. Note that the new ALGER-LIGHT with LED bulbs will most probably last a lifetime without changing.
NOTE: The bulbs will last longer if you turn the lights “off” when you are not using them. There is a misguided feeling that bulbs in general will burn out faster if they are turned “off” and “on” frequently.