Magnifying lamps are very popular in Podiatry clinics and non more so than the Luxo LFM magnifying lamp. A very well known brand in the Podiatry market.
The simple single point fixed multi directional arm and solid robust construction has made it a popular choice among podiatrists.
As technology has improved the Luxo has evolved. The addition of cool white or daylight bulbs enabled Podiatrists to view better, in a more natural light. Then LED’s came along and things really improved.
The issue around arm joints has been a long troublesome problem. The amount of movements that some podiatrists demand of their lamps far exceeds what they were designed for and in fact the manufactures have changed designs to try and overcome this problem.
Current models are supplied with a tightening nut on the main joint behind the lens. It is recommended that this is loosened before movement and then re-tightened. Not doing this has led to problems. Heads dropping is on of the most common complaints.
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Luxo LFM LED G2 Features
- All metal construction
- 127mm Glass Lens
- 3 (175x) or 5(225x) diopter lens (what is this?)
- 9.5w total power consumption
- 100cm arm reach
- 3 step dimming
- Optional diopter inserts available
- Multiple mounting options
- CE and Medical device certified
Luxo LFM LED Pro’s & Con’s
Believe it or not but not all podiatry magnifying lamps are created equally. There are a range of points that can be taken into consideration. The factors I take into account are cost, durability, functionality and features.
- Relatively inexpensive
- High Quality Construction
- Easy to keep clean
- LED lights
- Not the biggest lens in the market
- Joints prone to wear
- LED’s not easy or cheap to replace if needed
Luxo LFM LED Cleaning Guide
Keeping your magnifying lamp clean is an essential job due to it’s close proximity to nail dust and other contaminates. Click here to download the official Luxo cleaning guidelines.
The Luxo LFM LED G2 is a firm favorite in the podiatry market and has kept up with technological advances over the years, the addition of low power LED’s improve brightness and reduce power consumption significantly.
Overall the Luxo is a great choice for a new clinic looking for a robust magnifying lamp with modern features. If you’re looking for additional reach, a bigger range of diopter lenses then you may want to check out other options.
Choosing the right magnifying lamp for your practice can be an important decision depending on how much you rely on it. Whilst having good lighting in your practice and the benefit of good eyesight mean many can get away without a mag lamp, the benefits of having one can’t be ignored. Many podiatrists who perform surgery swear by them.