Friday, May 29, 2009

3M ESPE Announces the Elipar™ S10 LED Curing Light


ST. PAUL, Minn. – (May 15, 2009) – 3M ESPE introduces the Elipar™ S10 LED Curing Light featuring a one-piece stainless steel housing that brings together form and function in a robust new face to the curing light market. Expanding upon 3M ESPE’s more than 30 years of experience in developing curing light technology, the Elipar S10 LED curing light has been designed to inspire confidence with its unmatched features for convenience and versatility of use.

The Elipar S10 LED curing light possesses a unique, ergonomic V-shape that provides a comfortable grip from various angles, allowing any user’s technique to be best accommodated. Along with superior esthetic appeal, the small size offers an excellent weight balance. The shield of the device serves as a flat surface rest for roll-off protection; and the wand is cordless, making handling and performing procedures easier. In addition to the extraordinary steel design and improved maneuverability, the Elipar S10 LED curing light has an innovative magnetic light guide fixture for quick attachment and removal of the light guide, allowing for easy insertion, removal and positioning.

With the capacity to operate in complete silence, the Elipar S10 LED curing light includes a switch-off option for timer and beep signals, and does not house a noisy fan. A unique timer on the device offers a range of five, 10, 15, 20 and 120 second cure modes, and a tack-cure mode. The tack-cure mode gives reproducible one-second light pulses in response to pushing and holding down the trigger button, making removal of excess cements easier, safer and more predictable.
This first class wand features the latest in high power LED technology, offering up to double the optical power of other leading devices—1200 mW/cm² of intensity out of a wide, 10 millimeter tip. The tip offers easy positioning that covers up to an 80 percent larger surface area than the standard LED light guide. The optical set-up of the Elipar S10 LED curing light, comprising 3M’s nano-reflector technology, is optimized to deliver a more focused light output. Even at a distance of seven millimeters, the Elipar S10 LED curing light offers up to three times more intensity than comparable devices, enabling an improved depth of cure. Used as directed, it is capable of performing a five second cure for shades A3 and lighter, and enables polymerization of compatible materials in half of the manufacturer’s recommended time.
The Elipar S10 LED curing light operates with a high-performance Lithium-Ion Battery that can be easily inserted and removed, much resembling a flashlight. The battery allows light output to remain consistent throughout its charge, and does not weaken during prolonged curing procedures. This advanced battery technology provides 60 minutes of cure time before recharging is needed. Although heat management is typically challenging in high-power devices that do not have a fan, continuous runtime is a benefit of the Elipar S10 LED curing light, as it can run a remarkable seven minutes in a sealed housing.

Manufactured from a one-piece stainless steel casing, the design not only gives the Elipar S10 LED curing light a modern, high-tech look, but provides a nearly unbreakable, smooth, stain-resistant exterior. This one-piece stainless steel exterior does not have seams or vents where liquid could seep in, and is made possible by a technique called hydroforming. The complex shapes that are achieved with hydroforming are impossible with traditional molding and milling techniques, and provide excellent leak tightness.

Overall, 83 percent of U.S. and German dentists who tested the Elipar S10 LED curing light found it very easy to use, rating the curing performance, robustness and hygiene “very good.” After participating in the test, Dr. Sharon Schindler said that she views the Elipar S10 LED curing light as an “excellent light [that I would] definitely use in my practice.” Dr. John Granger, an additional tester, states that the Elipar S10 is “by far the best light I have ever used. This light is a winner in all aspects of its design—curing deep and fast and giving me great confidence that my materials are completely cured.”
For more information call 1-800-634-2249 or visit www.3MESPE.com

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