Notice: Potential Disruption to Surgical/ Exam Equipment (And How We Can Help)
We strongly recommend that users of surgical and exam lighting take action to help avoid a pressing issue we have seen impacting a number of customers.
Due to the closure of some manufacturers plus supply chain-related issues as a result of COVID-19, some clients are finding that some essential lamps are affected by price increases or even extreme shortages to the point of zero availability.
This means the potential for complete equipment failure now or when surgery appointments resume.
Some of the effects of lamp shortages we have seen include:
• Manufacturer price increases of up to three times the previous cost
• Clients discovering that a few as nine units of their required lamp are in existence
• Sudden requirement for equipment replacement, at a cost of perhaps tens of thousands of dollars, where no remaining supply exists
Just a few examples of widely used lamps that have been discontinued include:
150P25/10 – widely used in older Castle, Getinge, MDT and Sybron surgical lights
64425, 64425AX – widely used in exam lights and microscopes including Datex-Ohmeda anaesthesia machines, Sunnex exam lights, and Leitz microscopes
8-M102 – used in several Olympus microscopes
DNF – very widely used in older lightsources made by Pentax, Applied Fibreoptics, Conmed/Linvatec, Sunoptics/Cuda, Designs for Vision, Efos, Laborie, Luxtec and other manufacturers
For this reason – and to help plan the severe disruption caused by lamp shortages – we’re offering an equipment and consumables review at no charge.
For an assessment of the supply chain, risks and recommended actions for your specific equipment simply ask for a consultation. We’re here to help.