A-dec LED dental light wins design award for excellence

dentalproductsreport.com-2012-07-01, Issue 7

A-dec has been awarded the 2012 Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for Medical & Scientific Products.

A-dec has been awarded the 2012 Silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for Medical & Scientific Products.

The award-winning A-dec LED dental light features A-dec’s advanced light emitting diodes (LED) technology, which has been optically engineered specifically for dentists and the treatment room environment. Being awarded the IDEA Silver means A-dec joins other winners this year such as Nest, Boeing, Audi, Microsoft, and Samsung.

From a design standpoint, the A-dec LED Light has been recognized for its clean distinctive form, intuitive functionality, and smart use of materials. The product’s esthetic is noted for its restrained use of extraneous styling elements. Its elegant and precise mode indicators, matte aluminum finish and elimination of functional clutter create a clean, refined look not typically found with operatory lights.

In terms of performance, the A-dec LED Light has been well received by dentists because of its overall illuminance, maneuverability, control, low cost of ownership, and ability to keep clean.

“Because a dental light is so central to the treatment environment, we emphasized simplicity-a light that is both sophisticated and familiar,” says A-dec Chief Industrial Designer Jason Alvarez. “Our goal was to enhance and add assurance to everything about the dental room experience-to help dentists and assistants focus on their work instead of the equipment.”  

About IDEA

IDEA honors are based on a jury selection from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Founded in 1980, the IDEA program fosters business and public understanding about the impact of industrial design excellence on the quality of life and the economy. The Henry Ford houses IDEA winners in its permanent collection to continue to tell the story of American innovation.

About A-dec

As the world’s leading manufacturer of dental chairs, delivery systems, and dental lights,
A-dec provides reliable dental equipment solutions to better the lives of dentists and their patients worldwide.

The 50-acre A-dec campus in Newberg, Ore., includes state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and the A-dec Education Center dedicated to learning and discovery. A-dec facilities in the United Kingdom, Australia, and China help support an extensive network of authorized dealers in more than 100 countries worldwide.