First in LED Surgical Headlight Innovation and Service

| Learn About Enova’s Origin of Innovation |

Enova surgical LED headlights are designed for surgeons, by surgeons.

Enova® Illumination stands alone as the first LED surgical headlight designer and manufacturer in the industry.  Our headlights can be found in the best clinics, hospitals, universities and military bases including Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University of California at Berkeley, University of Minnesota, Princeton Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, and Langley Air Force Base to name a few.


The Enova journey of innovation began in 2003, before “LED surgical headlights” were a reality. Dr. Sushil Gupta was performing surgery when his gown caught fire from the heat of a fiber optic cord. Then the Chairman of Surgery at Guthrie Clinic, Dr. Gupta was inspired to develop a new LED portable technology—one that would remove the restraint and restriction of fiber optic surgical headlight systems, reduce the pain caused to the neck and back from heavy fiber optic cords, and improve the light degradation and color associated with Xenon and Halogen light systems.


Dr. Gupta, also a former Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, approached Enova Medical Technologies and began working with its group of medical technology engineers. In 2005, this team launched the surgical headlight industry’s first LED headlight called the Halo 5000, which featured two LEDs and emitted 50,000 lux.


Since 2005 Enova has been innovating and mastering LED illumination for a variety of surgical practices from superficial to deep cavity surgeries, and has developed LED surgical headlights for all surgical disciplines and procedures. Over the years this LED surgical illumination company has introduced five new generations of products including:

Generation Year Headlight Lux
1 2005 Halo 5000 50,000
2 2006 Halo 6000 60,000
3 2007 Iris D-100 100,000
4 2008 Iris S-100 100,000
5 2009 Iris D-200 200,000
6 2012 Cyclops XLT-125 125,000
7 2015 Cyclops XLT-225 225,000* 
    *the worlds brightest LED surgical headlight

The Cyclops XLT-225 is the world’s brightest LED surgical headlight available. It is also lightweight, perfectly balanced on the head, durable and comfortable. In 2015, Enova also introduced two new digital lithium ion battery packs—the PP2 and the PP4—which are proven to maintain the longest battery life on the market, with a range of between 4 and 24 hours.


Today, Enova Illumination (which spun off from Enova Medical Technologies in January 2011) focuses solely on innovating new products to advance medical and surgical illumination.


Enova LED Surgical Headlight Attributes

All Enova LED surgical headlights have attributes required by the best surgeons.


  • FDA-registered and patent protected design
  • Brightest LED surgical headlights on the market
  • Purest light – provide pure while light, 6100° Kelvin for excellent tissue color rendition
  • Durable – all aluminum headlamp and rigid plastic headband
  • Comfortable - very lightweight, perfectly balanced on head, double padded headband and fully adjustable
  • No maintenance
  • Longest battery life available; up to 24 hours on a single charge
  • Cost-effective, energy-saving alternative
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