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AEEDC 2016

We had the pleasure of meeting our new partners from Al-Haya Medical Company (AMCO) during the AEEDC Meeting in Dubai. L.A. Lens conducted a series of product training courses and hands-on sessions during this visit.

AMCO will be exclusively providing the L.A. Lens range of dental loupes and LED headlights to its healthcare partners in the Middle East.

New Partnership with Al-Haya Medical Company

LOS ANGELES, February 11, 2016 - L.A. Lens, the Los Angeles-based medical device supplier, and Al-Haya Medical Company (AMCO), one of the world leaders in pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, and dental supplies and equipment, are happy to announce their new partnership. This partnership will expand access to loupes and portable LED headlights to dental professionals in AMCO's Middle Eastern territories, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait and Qatar. 

Simon Smallwood, Director of International Sales, explains, "By entering this partnership with AMCO, L.A. Lens will secure lasting, profitable growth in one of the world's largest dental markets. AMCO will bring L.A. Lens' industry leading products to the market via well-developed distribution structures, providing dental loupes and LED headlights to practices across the Middle East."

After servicing their healthcare partners for over 49 years, AMCO will be further expanding its customer base with this partnership. Existing customers will continue to benefit from top-class customer service.


For more information, please call (844) 332-8383.

L.A. Lens Announces Its Partnership with Dental Health Products, Inc

LOS ANGELES, October 19, 2015 - L.A. Lens (Los Angeles, CA) is excited to announce its new partnership with leading dental supplier, Dental Health Products, Inc (DHPI) (New Franken, WI). DHPI will now provide dental professionals throughout the U.S. with high resolution through-the-lens and flip-up dental loupes, as well as portable LED headlights.

DHPI has been servicing their healthcare partners with quality products, equipment and innovative services for over 20 years. Founded in 1991 by Dale (CEO) and Jim Roberts (COO), DHPI has grown from a home-based business to a distributor with over 200 employees, 2 warehouses and 6 U.S. locations.

For more information, please visit www.dhpionline.com

L.A. Lens with the DHPI Chicago team

L.A. Lens Launches MiniCam HD Software for Mac

TORRANCE, CA – APRIL 22, 2015 – L.A. Lens today announced the launch of its MiniCam HD software for Mac. In order to respond to customer demand, L.A. Lens has worked with its software developers to ensure that the MiniCam HD is fully accessible to the growing Mac user market.

L.A. Lens is passionate about making video communication in dentistry and surgery attainable for all; therefore, the company is offering its Mac-compatible software as a free download. New and existing clients may choose to have both versions of the software without any additional fee. 

The L.A. Lens MiniCam HD is a lightweight (0.56 ounces), loupe-mounted HD video camera that provides medical and dental professionals with hands-free video documentation and image capturing. In addition to its advanced and easy to use software, the MiniCam HD comes with a private cloud server. Users are provided with unlimited cloud storage and may use the cloud to safely and efficiently share their videos with colleagues, students, patients, and more.

Since its foundation, L.A. Lens has had a history of delivering innovative solutions to meet market demands. The MiniCam HD Apple Macintosh interface is another addition to its feature-rich product portfolio.

For more information about The MiniCam HD, please click here.

The L.A. Lens Team

L.A. Lens Introduces The Clearlight Wireless LED Headlight System

TORRANCE CA – APRIL 15, 2015 – Los Angeles-based medical device company L.A. Lens introduces its new Clearlight Wireless LED Headlight system. Designed to provide illumination without the inconvenience of external wires, The Clearlight is mounted to a headband and is powered by a lightweight, built-in battery. The included headband is made of soft natural leather and can be adjusted to fit any size.

The Clearlight LED Headlight provides medical and dental professionals with a circular uniform beam at 7,000 foot candles (75,350 lux). Included in the system are two wireless Lithium-ion batteries, each lasting over three hours. Users also have the option of purchasing a long lasting belt-clip battery pack should they want the flexibility of switching between a wireless and wired design.

In addition to providing users with a wireless lighting solution, The Clearlight has some other key advantages. Not only is the headlight system extremely lightweight, it also does not radiate heat like many other portable headlights. Furthermore, the Clearlight light intensity can easily be adjusted from 0% to 100% simply by twisting the dial.

The Clearlight LED Headlight retails for $695 and can be purchased directly from the L.A. Lens online store. With a 30-day money-back guarantee and a helpful customer service team, L.A. Lens strives to provide risk-free online purchasing.

To purchase The Clearlight Wireless LED Headlight System, please click here


The L.A. Lens Team

Which Type of LED Surgical/Dental Headlight Should I Purchase?


Purchasing a new LED headlight can be tricky business and, at L.A. Lens, we appreciate that. It’s for this reason we thought it would be a good idea to put an informative blog post together to help you make the right decision for you. 

The first question is - why a LED headlight?

  1. Color of the beam

When performing proceedures, it is essential to have the right type of lighting. A pure white LED headlight is recognized as the best light source to use for the level of detail required when practicing dentistry or surgery. This is because a pure white LED is 6000k+ and resembles daylight, allowing you to illuminate your area of focus while representing ‘true color’. Illumination in ‘true color’ means you will be able to identify the accurate color of the object in front of you without any color distortion.

Unfortunately, many LED headlights on the market display a blue beam, rather than a pure white beam. This blue beam will result in severe color distortion and is most commonly found in very inexpensive LED lights. 

The second reason for using a LED light is because LED’s are considered the most energy-efficient light sources available – producing maximum foot-candles while using minimal energy. For a portable light source, this is key in ensuring the battery will not die halfway through your average work day. The L.A. Lens Starlight Mini headlight is a LED light, for example, and will last 8 hours plus - on high intensity - making it extremely practical and energy efficient. 

What Intensity do I need: 45,000 Lux or 90,000 Lux?

While light is necessary for every medical or dental professional, the level of light intensity is entirely based on personal preference. Whether the intensity is 45,000 lux or 90,000 lux, a LED light will bring out a higher level of detail which would not have otherwise been seen. Additionally, a LED headlight will remove all shadows from the focus area, thereby increasing your sharpness of vision.

After extensive testing, we have found that the light intensity of a LED headlight should be over 40,000 lux to thoroughly improve the quality of your working experience and allow you to see every detail in your field of view. It is for this reason we created LED headlights ranging from 45,000 lux to 90,000 lux.

Take notice of the lux (light intensity) when comparison shopping, as the case is often the cheaper the light, the lower the lux.

Why do I need a Uniformed Focused Beam?

L.A. Lens provides specialized LED headlights which provide uniformed, focused beams. Uniformed, focused beams are extremely important because of the distortion free image they provide. When a light does not provide a uniformed, focused beam, one part of the beam will be more prominent than another, resulting in an image with distorted proportions and causing eye strain.

Does the Weight of the Light Matter?

The quick answer is yes. A portable LED headlight is deigned to sit on your loupes, which rest on the bridge of your nose. If you are working for long periods of time, the pressure on the bridge of your nose can build up and make you extremely uncomfortable. This will often result in your inability to continue working. This is why L.A. Lens has produced the Starlight Mini LED Headlight, which is one of the lightest weight LED headlights on the market. Weighing only 4 grams, the Starlight Mini Headlight allows you to work all day in comfort. 

However, some medical and dental practitioners require higher illumination for their work. If this is the case, weight will not be your number one priority. Compared to our Starlight Mini at only 4 grams, the Spotlight LED Headlight weighs 20 grams, but provides a light intensity of over 90,000 lux. 

If you are weight sensitive but also require higher illumination, a headband is highly recommended. Our Spotlight LED Light mounts seamlessly onto either of our two headbands and will ensure that there is no added pressure to the bridge of your nose.

What do I need to look for in a Battery System?

Two aspects that you need to consider when deciding on a battery system are the battery life and the recharge time. Regarding battery life, it is important to use a Lithium-Polymer battery as opposed to a Lithium-Ion battery. Lithium-Ion is dated technology. Similar to phone charging in the 1990’s, if you do not charge a Lithium-Ion battery 100% each time, the battery life will be radically reduced. Lithium-Polymer batteries, however, have a ‘charge memory’ that is much less sensitive and will not radically deplete due to half charges.

Additionally, if you are used to busy working days and need a light which will last all day, every day– you will need a battery that lasts. It is with this idea in mind L.A. Lens created lights with batteries that are designed to last the entirety of a working day, allowing you the charge them only at night. However, we understand that life isn’t always that simple and sometimes you need to recharge your battery at lunch, making the recharge time crucial. It is for this reason our batteries at L.A. Lens only have only a 2 hour recharge time, compared to the 3 hour charge time of many of our competitors.



We hope these pointers have helped you identify the right light for you. While we have identified why certain lights should be avoided, there is no universal ‘best’ light, as it comes down to personal preference. There is a trade-off between weight and light intensity when choosing your headlight. For those looking for the lightest weight solution, we suggest the Starlight Mini LED Headlight - at only 4 grams. For medical and dental practitioners who require maximum illumination, The Spotlight LED Headlight offers over 90,000 lux and is the headlight for you. 


To purchase our Starlight Mini LED Headlight, please click here

To purchase our Spotlight LED Headlight, please click here


The L.A. Lens Team