Quick Facts

Light properties you should observe for the lighting of dental laboratories (DIN 5035-3: 2006-07; DIN EN 12464-1 “Light and lighting – indoor lighting”; ASR A3.4).
Intense, large-area light, illuminance at least 2800 lux to 3300 lux, with additional directional lighting if necessary.
A colour temperature of over 5000 Kelvin, whereby we recommend at least a colour temperature of 5300 Kelvin (daylight), better than 5700 Kelvin
The CRI value should be at least over 90 for the functional areas of the initial and final inspection, tooth selection, ceramics and plastic veneering

Glare

Glare-free light to avoid reflected glare

Flicker

Flicker-free light to avoid stroboscopic effects

Luminance distribution

A harmonious and balanced distribution of brightness in the room

General information

You can find all the essential information about lighting in dental laboratories on the following page…

In dental technology, our eyes need to be able to work with high precision. The dental technician must be able to recognise minor details precisely and quickly. Especially filigree work and handling of most minor pieces demand the maximum lighting quality. This demanding visual task becomes challenging if there is incorrect light, poor lighting conditions or a lack of daylight. Symptoms like tiredness, headaches or an increased error rate, for example, are frequent consequences of glare or poor colour recognition.
Consequently, dental technicians’ lighting is a key and often underestimated factor for work quality and employee health. Lighting guidelines and DIN standards give us essential properties for lighting dental workplaces. They aim to create a high level of visual comfort, high performance and pleasant surroundings. You can find more about vital features in lighting dental workstations on the following page. Besides, we want to show you why it is worthwhile for dental technicians to use quality light. We want to give you recommendations and show you how to illuminate your workplace correctly to support your eyes in complex visual tasks.

Light planning in the dental laboratory

Illuminance and colour rendering

What illuminance and colour rendering you need as a dental technician…

Lighting for dental technicians should have an illuminance of at least 2800 lux to 3000 lux for the areas of initial and final inspection, tooth selection, ceramics, plastic veneering, as well as all manufacturing techniques such as polishing, modelling, plastering or grinding. Moreover, a balanced luminance distribution is required. Differences between working solid light and darker surroundings should be smooth and contribute to a harmonic and balanced spread of brightness.

Correct colour vision is essential for specific areas, including tooth selection, initial and final control, ceramics and plastic veneering. It is advisable to choose a colour temperature in the daylight spectrum (from 5300 Kelvin) with a colour rendering index of at least 90 to enable correct colour perception in artificial light even with changed light conditions in the day.

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Flexibility and glare

Why should you consider the aspects of flexibility and glare when lighting dental workstations?

Flexibility

The different fields of activity require that the luminaire can be set individually and adapted to the user. Flexibility can be achieved, for example, through innovative articulated arm technology or height-adjustable drawbars. Besides, you can use dimmable lights to set the illuminance depending on the given lighting conditions and work area.

Glare

The dental technician’s light should be intense on the work object over a large area and glare-free and flicker-free to avoid the harmful effects of direct and reflected glare. Besides, it is also highly advisable to prevent stroboscopic effects.

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Lights for dental technicians

Products that we recommend to you as a dental technician.

RMD Task lights

Our RMD rise-and-fall pendant lamps and articulated luminaires create an optimal synergy between synthetically and naturally generated daylight. Using the latest LED light technology, an innovative articulated joint arm, and state-of-the-art reflector technology with optimum glare control, our RMD workplace luminaires meet the high dental laboratory lights requirements. Also, high illuminance combined with optimum colour rendition makes it possible to recognise colours, contours, and details precisely, thus ensuring optimum lighting conditions for dental technicians.

Lighting design in the dental laboratory

Aspects of sustainability

Sustainable light serves people, the economy and our nature. Favourable properties such as good visual conditions and a pleasant lighting atmosphere promote people’s physical and psychological well-being. Besides, errors in a dental technician’s daily activities can largely be avoided by precisely illuminating the work surface. We can guarantee more protection of our nature by choosing a suitable material. Not only should the LED modules offer sufficient protection when handling sharp and pointed objects, but they should also be recyclable after the end of their life cycle. For example, aluminium is a popular material because it has all of these advantages. Finally, from an economic point of view, a well-thought-out lighting concept with state-of-the-art LED technology can significantly reduce maintenance and energy consumption.

Impressions

Successful projects with our customers in the field of dental technology

RMD bestseller

The most popular products for the dental laboratory…

FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about the lighting of dental technical workplaces.

Why an RMD task light?

In contrast to many other suppliers of task lights, we at “Lichttechnik Rolf Meier” pay particular attention to finding an individual lighting solution for your workplace. The experience we have gathered over the years plays a crucial role in finding an intelligent solution for you. The passion for quality, design, willingness to innovate and sustainability is reflected in our products so you can tailor your RMD workplace lamp to suit your specific working conditions.

What illuminance do I need as a dental technician?

The lighting for dental technicians should have an illuminance of at least 2800 to 3000 lux during initial and final checks, tooth selection, ceramic, plastic surfaces, and other manufacturing techniques (such as polishing, modelling, plastering or grinding).

Should I buy a pendant light or a joint light?

Depending on the nature of your laboratory/work area, both joint lights and pendant lights can be ideal. Many customers even prefer both variants to work together.

To attach our lights, you can choose from the following mounting options for our RMD joint lights: screw-on flange, table clamp (0-44 mm & 16-85 mm), wall bracket and table base. For our RMD pendant lights, you can choose between height-adjustable drawbars (height adjustment: 500 mm – 1500 mm) or steel cable suspensions.

In most cases, however, it is only possible to determine which solution is more suitable after an initial consultation. So give us a call or send us an email! We look forward to you.

Does the whole luminaire have to be disposed of as soon as the LED modules are defective?

We can exchange LED modules at a low cost. Write to us by e-mail or give us a call, and we will take care of your request.

How long does my RMD workstation lamp have a guarantee?

When you buy an RMD task light, you receive a guarantee period of 24 months.

How does the ordering process work?

The standard ordering process usually proceeds as follows:

  1. Get a quote or give us a call
  2. Receive a non-binding offer
  3. Decide for “yes” or “no.”
  4. Place an order
  5. Waiting for delivery
  6. Install your new RMD workplace lamp and shine like our lamp

If you prefer a convenient online order, you can also choose and order your light in our online shop. Please find respective payment methods in our shop.

How long do I have to wait for my workplace lamp to be delivered?

If the luminaire is in stock, you will usually receive your RMD workplace luminaire after approx. 2-3 working days. If the luminaire is not available immediately or you have chosen a unique solution, delivery can sometimes take longer (1-3 weeks). After consultation with us, you will always receive the estimated delivery time.

Do you get a special offer if you want to order several lights / custom-made products?

Yes! Contact us by phone or via the contact form, and we will make you an individual offer.

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