Battery degradation must be monitored to ensure quality depth of cure. If you want a 10-second cure, you'll need to monitor frequently.
Demetron L.E.D. RadiometersDental Curing Lights
Recommended curing times with LED curing lights are based on the calibrated output of the light when brand new. Over time, several factors can reduce the output intensity of your curing light including: rough handling, material build-up on light guides, overheating, and bulb or battery degradation. A loss in output can affect the amount of time needed to efficiently cure material. We recommend periodic monitoring of light output. Most built-in radiometers offer vague percentages or "stop" and "go" lights for readings leaving you wondering what the true output really is.
Demetron® offers a lightweight, handheld solution for LED curing lights that precisely measures the radiant energy of each in milliwatts per centimeter squared (mW/cm2). The LED radiometer (blue) take away the guesswork of determining the accuracy of cure. And because our radiometers measure relevant light output where it counts - at the tip - its diagnostic capacity is reliable, so your cure intensity will be right - every time.
Features You Can Depend on
- Immediate Readout. Gives the reading instantly. No "ramp-up" time needed.
- No Batteries Required. Powered solely by the light source.
- Calibrated for All L.E.D. Curing Lights. Accurately gives readings from 0 to 2,000 mW/cm2 for all L.E.D. curing units.
- Fits Most Light Guides. Accommodates all sizes from 7-13 mm.
- Stylish, Handheld Unit. Easy to carry from one operatory to another. And the non-slip rubberized backings keep the unit from sliding around on a tray.
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If not, diodes will heat up over time and degrade output, causing loss of intensity.
This feature is beneficial for hygiene, but residue and etched-in mineral deposits from repeated autoclavings can cause degradation.*
If so, you may not be getting the intensity of light needed for a complete cure.
Accidental rough handling can seriously damage light intensity.