| Surgeons Who Use Enova Headlights |
Surgeons from a wide range of surgical practices—from cardiovascular to transplant and plastic surgery disciplines—comment on Enova Illumination LED surgical headlights.
"I always use the XLT-125 in every surgery and like it because it is portable. For the past 20 years I used fiber optic headlights. Although a fiber optic headlight is bright, it tethers me to the power source and is a bother to bring to another room or another hospital. Besides, the brightness of the Enova XLT-125 is excellent in spite of its light weight."
I’ve owned a couple of Enova’s Iris D-200 headlights for five years. The headlights are comfortable enough to wear for long periods. During a mission trip that’s invaluable, especially on those days we stayed until 10 pm operating. The battery packs are easy to recharge and last all day with no worries.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Kenneth Noonan MD
American Family Children’s Hospital
affiliated with the University of Wisconsin
Dr. Anthony N. Brown, Orthopedic Surgeon
|“We performed 35 surgeries on our trip and the Enova headlights were essential to performing these surgeries safely. The operating room lights were not nearly bright enough and did not focus their beams. Your headlights were bright, lightweight, and very comfortable to wear. They also had excellent battery life and lasted the entire day on a single charge.”
Dr. John Faust, Orthopedic Surgeon
University of Wisconsin Health Clinics
upon returning from a medical mission trip in
Dr. Gary Painter, Orthopedic Surgeon
Loma Linda, CA
|"I especially like how the XLT-125, once the lamp is set to my preferred height on my head and at the perfect coaxial position, it follows my line of site but keeps the beam of light out a a patient’s eyes. It is very focused."
David M. Larson, MD
Director of Ridgeview Emergency Departments
Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN
Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, MN
|“One day the cord to my fiber optic headlight got stepped on. The accident jerked my head back and caused quite a bit of pain. That’s when I started looking for an alternative. I evaluated a number of headlights but I liked the Enova Iris D-200. Most surgeons use fiber optic headlights provided by the hospital. I found fiber optic headlights prohibitive for a couple of reasons. First, because we must move around the patient during surgery, fiber optic headlight cords can potentially contaminate the surgical field, though this doesn’t happen often. Second, the light from the fiber optic lights are not very bright. As an Orthopaedic surgeon, I need very bright, focused light. Plus, multiple people use the same fiber optic headlights at the hospital; I just didn’t think they were optimal for the kind of surgery I perform.”
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Michael P. Leslie, DO
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Yale Medical Group, Yale School of Medicine
|"Enova surgical headlights are so powerful and lightweight they become part of you…like your own skin. And, they’re portable, which allows me to move quickly. I’m not tethered by a power cord and can move around the operating table without unplugging or moving a cord. The digital battery pack is lightweight too. I am usually in surgery from 30 minutes to 2 hours and the battery pack stays fully charged."
Dr. John Chovanes
Trauma and Emergency Surgeon
Coopere University Hospital's Trauma Center
|"Using an LED surgical headlight is becoming standard in emergency care. We often perform laceration repair as well as minor surgeries. The headlight needs to provide excellent illumination and have an adjustable light spot to focus on small cavities. We often go from room to room, which makes a portable headlight preferable. Now that I’ve used both the Halo and the S-100, I recommend the S-100. It is extremely portable and easy to use. The light is superior and the battery pack is easily rechargeable for continued use. The Enova LED headlight is my headlight of choice."
David M. Larson, MD
Head of the Ridgeview Emergency Departments
Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN
Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, MN
|"I’ve never been a fan of how fiber optic headlights tether you to a power source; the portability of the D-200 is nice. The brightness of the D-200 is more than adequate and the headlight is ergonomically much better than what I’d been using. I’m also impressed with how long the battery pack lasts, which for me, is an average of six hours with each use."
Dr. Sylvester Black, PhD, HPB Surgeon
|"The illumination of the Iris D-200 was great -- very bright, and the battery life was excellent. I really appreciated that Enova was willing to loan such nice units to us for a medical mission to the Philippines."
Dr. Melanie Lau
Aloha Medical Mission
"[Using the Cyclops XLT-125] was like ‘night and day.’ Having appropriate surgical lighting is critical and Enova’s headlight is very bright and comfortable to wear. The fiber optic headlights I would occasionally use during my fellowship kept me tethered to a power source and gave me headaches. In my current practice I do not routinely use headlights. However, I was impressed with the XLT-125 as I could easily move around the patient and the battery pack easily lasted for 12 hours."
Paula S. Lee, MD, MPH
Gynecologic Cancer Specialist with Duke Health
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Hospital
|“There isn’t just one thing to like about the Cyclops XLT-225. I like how lightweight and comfortable the headlight is and how portable it is. I can move freely around the patient during surgery while wearing the headlight. You really can’t account for how comfortable this headlight is until you’ve tried it. I can’t imagine using a fiber optic headlight now.”
Dr. Adam Rubinstein, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgeon, Miami, Florida
|"I’m very happy with it [Cyclops XLT-125]. It is a thinner piece of equipment than it looks at first glance and that makes it very portable. The new headlight is brighter than the S-100 and the spot size is adjustable. This all makes the headlight extremely useful."
Dr. Jessica Collins, Plastic Surgeon
OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare
San Diego, California
*Note: Dr. Collins also provided Enova a testimonial about the Iris S-100. See below.
|"Lighting is critical during surgery; it is perhaps the most important of an OR repertoire. The quality and color of the light is essential. During surgery I must distinguish between nerves and tissue and be very exact. I don’t have the luxury to make mistakes and the Enova headlights provide a true picture. I use my S-100 during every surgery I perform. I am in the operating room three days a week. I like the battery life of the battery pack; it is extremely long lasting. I also like being cord-free, especially for performing breast surgery."
Dr. Marc Mani, Plastic Surgeon
Beverly Hills and Dubai
|"The overhead lights [at the hospital in Cartagena, Colombia] are not sufficient for the oral operations we perform and headlights are the only way to go. We appreciate Enova Illumination’s Mission Program and have used the Iris D-200 LED Surgical Headlights for the last six years. They are ideal for cleft palette repairs because we can easily move around a patient and the illuminated light is very bright. They’re also lightweight, comfortable and dependable."
Dr. Robert Gilman, MD, DMD
Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery
University of Michigan
|“The Enova XLT-125 provides excellent light, it’s comfortable, and requires little maintenance. The co-axial feature is nice; it lets me adjust where the light is pointed, which during breast surgery is looking up from the belly button. Buying an Enova headlight is kind of like buying an iPhone; they’re affordable and have much to offer.”
Dr. David Kahn
Plastic Surgeon and Academic Physician
|"I saw the Enova booth at an ASPS Conference. The design made sense and when I tried them on—I tried the Iris S-100 and D-200—they were lightweight and comfortable. They just felt right. Plus, the fact that they operated on a battery would make it easy to maneuver in the OR without being tethered to a power source. When I was told about Enova’s Mission Program, I jumped at the opportunity to borrow one of the headlights for my mission trip."
Jessica Collins, MD
Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
University of California, San Diego
|"I use my XLT-125 for every surgery I perform except liposuction. The battery life for the Enova headlight is very good. I can be in surgery for six hours or more at one time and the battery has never let me down. I’d love to have a headlight that has a headband as lightweight as a sweatband, but the Enova headlight is pretty comfortable."
Richard Bensimon, MD
Dr. Raymond J. Harshbarger, III, Lieutenant Colonel
U.S. Army Medical Corps, Director of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
Walter Reed Medical Center
"The XLT-125 provides very good, bright light. It is comfortable, easy to put on and adjust. The battery life is excellent. I often wonder why I have multiple batteries as I rarely need to change midday. It is easy to transport. I carry it with me whenever I am on hospital call. I take it to off-site clinics, to the OR and on rounds."
"Anyone who needs a constant and reliable light source should look at Enova's headlights. Manufacturers like Enova are innovating to the point that more dental and surgical clinics are making the switch to LED headlights."
Dr. Rory Spearing, Oral Surgeon
West Palm Beach, FL
"I like a number of features on the headlight. Its coaxial adjustment lets me position the light within my bifocal area and it stays in place. The illumination of the headlight is outstanding. I was skeptical when the Enova representative told me how long the battery life was on the digital pack, but he wasn’t exaggerating. The battery pack lasts a long time."
"This headlight is my work horse. It is the single most used instrument in my practice. I use it for every examination and surgical procedure. It offers perfect focal dimension and is very bright. Lighting from office-to-office can be very inconsistent, but my S-100 provides superb illumination. It is the only light I need and because it is portable, I take it with me to every office visit."
|"I’d looked at many LED surgical headlights before seeing Enova’s headlight. The first time I put it on my head I knew it was superior in design and comfort. The XLT-125 has both co-axial and aperture adjustment options. I can change the spot size with the aperture adjustment and I can change the angle of my view with the co-axial adjustment. And, the light intensity is much better compared to the other LED surgical headlight I was using."
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Victor Kim, DDS
|"When I first saw the Enova headlights I thought 'this is a novel headlight,' and once I evaluated the headlight and the battery pack, purchasing it was an easy decision. I’ve seen other LED surgical headlights, but they seem like imitations. In my opinion, using loupes has opened the world of visualization to surgery and illumination—better and brighter light like the Enova headlight—has vastly improved the ease with which we perform surgeries."
Stanton M. Braid, DMD
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Hanhemann University Hospital, and Albert Einstein Medical Center
|“The Enova S-100 LED surgical headlight has literally changed my practice. During surgical procedures I use the S-100 together with the standard dental light with very positive results. I see better than ever and am now using the headlight on restorative procedures that are hard to illuminate due to anatomical location.”
Dr. R. Mark Bailey, Oral Surgeon
|"We prefer using Enova surgical headlights over the existing fiber optic lights available in hospital operating rooms. In fact, we stopped using the fiber optic lights completely. And, when we built the new office in Windham, Maine, we decided to design the surgical suites without overhead surgical lights. Overhead lights get hot and all of us had already been using the Enova headlights for patient examinations and taking them with us to perform surgeries. It made no sense to spend money putting new overhead lights in each operatory when the Enova headlights are more than sufficient."
Jeffery B. Doss, DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Jeffrey B. Doss, DDS
Southern Maine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (SMOMS)
|"Back from Zambia. Another amazing trip. The Enova headlights were priceless…In the mission field we saw 1,600 patients in four days and the headlights were unbelievable with long lasting battery life.”
Dr. Carlos Moretta, Oral Surgeon
|"The XLT-125 feels great! It’s lightweight, comfortable, and the battery lasts all day, which is great for a student who is always on the move in clinic. In surgery especially, I need to clearly see the difference between intraoral hard and soft tissues, and this headlight truly delivers. There’s also a “cool” factor to the XLT-125. One of my professors commented about what a “game changer” the headlight is, and I couldn’t agree more."
Adam Saltz, MPH
4th Year Dental Student, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|"Enova's IRIS LED surgical headlight is the best on the market. I can’t practice without it. Used with loupes, it puts you in the game versus watching from the sidelines."
Barry Saltz, DDS
Comprehensive Family Dentistry, Portland, Maine
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of New England’s College of Dental Medicine
Dr. John Cook, Dentist
Van Wert, OH
|"The XLT-125 color filters are a nice feature. They can be used to tune the output color and I’ve been using the 5000-degree Kelvin color temperature (the XLT-125 color temperature without filters is 6100-degree Kelvin). With Enova’s XLT-125, I can adjust the position, diameter, intensity and color range!"
James E Hamman, DDS
Silver Creek Dentistry, Ripon, WI
“Quite simply, the Iris LED surgical headlight is the best on the market. I can't practice without it. Used with loupes, it puts you ‘in the game’ versus ‘watching from the sidelines.’ A must for any practitioner.”
Dr. Barry C, Saltz, Dentist
Dr. Howard Graef, Cosmetic Dentist