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Awarded light in the OR

Good Design Award 2009 for TRUMPF surgical light TruLight 5000 -

(PresseBox) (Ditzingen, ) The TRUMPF OR light TruLight 5000 received the Good Design Award 2009 in the category "Medical".

The Good Design Award is said to be one of the oldest and most famous design prizes worldwide. With this award, the American architecture and design museum "The Chicago Athenaeum" together with "European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies" annually honors innovative and outstanding products from the areas of industrial, product and graphic design.

The LEDbased surgical lights by TRUMPF are light, lean and particularly handy. They extended the OR lighting product line of the Medical Technology Division of the TRUMPF Group in 2008. Energy efficiency and lightweight construction were the focus of the development work on these OR lights. The optical light system is the result of precise research and many years of experience. In 2005, TRUMPF was the first to introduce LED lights for the OR. Since then, the company has installed more than 7000 LED based surgical lights worldwide. Competence, knowhow and experience have influenced the choice of LED technology, lens geometry and arrangement of the LED elements in the body of the light. Only the optimal combination of LED, lens and alignment creates the target lighting conditions.

At the trade fair MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany in November 2009 TRUMPF introduced a world first: the unique function "Adaptive Light Control Plus" for TruLight 5000. It eases the surgeon's workload by automatically adapting illumination as situations change during surgery. It provides the perfect lighting for each phase of a surgical procedure. The surgeon only has to do is adjust his or her ideal lighting intensity at the beginning of the operation. Even if the light is moved during the operation, the light maintains the illumination preset by the surgeon. Adaptive light control plus thus ensures the best possible lighting conditions during the entire operation without the surgeon or the assistant having to readjust the light settings.

The Good Design Award was created in 1950 by Edgar J. Kaufmann Junior, the retired curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, along with some of the most famous American designers. Besides the formal, functional, and esthetic quality of the design, the level of product innovation, the use of new technologies and materials, the product concept and construction as well as the environmental friendliness are relevant criteria for the jury. All award winners are included in the collection of the Chicago Athenaeum and exhibited internationally. In the year 2009, applications from 35 different countries were handed in.


With sales totaling US $ 2.28 billion (€ 1.66 billion) and about 8,000 employees, the TRUMPF Group ranks among the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. The three following business divisions are combined under the umbrella of a holding company: Machine Tools/Power Tools, Laser Technology/Electronics and Medical Technology. Its core business is machine tools for flexible sheet metal processing for punching and forming, laser processing and bending. In the field of industrial lasers and laser systems, the company is the technological leader in the world market. With about 60 subsidiaries and branch offices, the Group is represented in almost every European country, in North and South America as well as in Asia. Production locations can be found in Germany, Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the USA.

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