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How to handle and care for bulbs in ophthalmic equipment.

Cordero I - Community Eye Health (2013)

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Affiliation: Clinical engineer.

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Many devices used in eye care rely on light bulbs or lamps for their operation... All light bulbs have a limited lifespan and when the bulb fails the device becomes unusable... Sudden high voltage surges can blow bulbs, especially when cold... Use the equipment at lower light intensity settings as much as possible... Turn off the bulb or equipment when it is not being used... High power line voltage is a major cause of short bulb life... Typically an increase of 5% in the voltage supply above the bulb's rated voltage can reduce its lifespan by 50%... Oilsandotherstainsonthe bulb's glass can create hot spots that can cause the bulb to fail... Incandescent bulbs pose little or no threat except that of the broken glass and can be dealt with as regular waste... Fluorescent tubes and most discharge bulbs can contain potentially harmful chemicals that should be handled with care and disposed of in accordance with your local waste authority rules and health and safety policies... Many bulbs contain gases at either greater than or less than atmospheric pressure and may either explode or implode if the glass is broken... This can cause a significant hazard... Bulbs should not be disposed of by breaking them unless appropriate protective equipment is used and environmentally sound disposal methods are followed.

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How to handle and care for bulbs in ophthalmic equipment.

Cordero I - Community Eye Health (2013)

Ismael Cordero
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Affiliation: Clinical engineer.

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Many devices used in eye care rely on light bulbs or lamps for their operation... All light bulbs have a limited lifespan and when the bulb fails the device becomes unusable... Sudden high voltage surges can blow bulbs, especially when cold... Use the equipment at lower light intensity settings as much as possible... Turn off the bulb or equipment when it is not being used... High power line voltage is a major cause of short bulb life... Typically an increase of 5% in the voltage supply above the bulb's rated voltage can reduce its lifespan by 50%... Oilsandotherstainsonthe bulb's glass can create hot spots that can cause the bulb to fail... Incandescent bulbs pose little or no threat except that of the broken glass and can be dealt with as regular waste... Fluorescent tubes and most discharge bulbs can contain potentially harmful chemicals that should be handled with care and disposed of in accordance with your local waste authority rules and health and safety policies... Many bulbs contain gases at either greater than or less than atmospheric pressure and may either explode or implode if the glass is broken... This can cause a significant hazard... Bulbs should not be disposed of by breaking them unless appropriate protective equipment is used and environmentally sound disposal methods are followed.

No MeSH data available.