3 Reasons You Should Use LED Lighting in Your Skincare Clinic

20 January 2017
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Dermatology and skincare are two professions which are heavily reliant on visuals. If you own or work at a skincare clinic, you'll want to ensure you have the best lighting possible so you can do your job accurately and efficiently. Here are 3 reasons why LED bulbs are the best way to achieve this.

LEDs Have Better Colour Accuracy

Diagnosing skin conditions is one of the most important tasks any dermatologist or skincare professional performs. Often, a skin complaint is diagnosed based on the way it looks, so good lighting is crucial. Ideally, natural lighting is the best way to get an accurate view of a patient's skin, but it can be difficult to get strong enough natural lighting in examination rooms, many of which don't have windows. The next best thing to sunlight is LED lighting. LED bulbs are capable of producing what is often called 'true white' lighting -- light with as few yellow or orange tones as possible. This gives far greater colour accuracy than traditional bulbs, improving the diagnostic process by allowing you to see reddening and texture on your patient's skin.

LEDs Don't Make You Sweat

Sweating can be a problem for both patient and dermatologist at the skin clinic. Sweating makes both parties uncomfortable, and can interfere with surgeries and treatments. Uncomfortable heat can also aggravate a patient's existing skin condition. In the high Australian heat, the last thing you need is lighting making you both hotter, especially if you have to keep your AC low for patient comfort and accurate diagnostics. LEDs are the ideal low-temperature bulb. They're more energy efficient than traditional lights, losing a lot less energy as heat than halogen bulbs and other alternatives. 

LEDs Reduce Shadows On the Face

Do you have a problem with shadows on your patients' faces when you're working? Shadows can make treatment harder or even dangerous if they obscure crucial areas of the face. The best way to reduce shadows is by having multiple light sources pointing at your work area. This is generally difficult to achieve with traditional lights, as they're expensive to run and cause too much heat in large numbers. With LEDs, this is not a problem. LEDs have a much lower running cost because they're more energy efficient, so you can use several of them without running up your clinic's bills. As they're not as hot as usual bulbs, they also won't cause your patient discomfort. 

If you're ready to switch to LED lights for your skin clinic, make sure you call in an experienced commercial electrician. They'll be able to safely set up your new bulbs and install more task lighting in your treatment and diagnostic rooms as needed.