Every Sydney dentist makes use of a curing light. Composite restorations and resin cements are cured or are set using a light. A flowable or mouldable material utilised for restorative and luting purposes are hardened using a light that is gun or pen type and may be with or without a cord.
In the dental office, we make use of new equipment. Kerr have come out with a new curing light that utilises a very different technology in the battery. I was involved with the product evaluation that was ran about 2 years ago at Kerr HQ in the USA, and we were blown away with the new technology.
You are probably familiar with traditional curing lights. Cordless lights come with a battery console, where the battery may be charged and it takes a few minutes for the system to go from empty to fully-charged, so dental practitioners have become accustomed to pre-charging the batteries before use, even keeping a spare equipment as backup. The Kerr curing light is truly amazing. It makes use of the ultracapacitor technology to re-energize the battery to full power in under 40 seconds—this means that the waiting time is cut down significantly. Although ultra capacitors are similar in size and shape to traditional batteries, they work much differently—re-energizing in a matter of seconds, and maintaining their energy capacity year after year. The unit also has a built in radiometer to ensure appropriate power output. You have an efficient equipment that is powerful and definitely reliable.
The only downside is that the current tips that are used on the previous Demi lights cannot be used on this one, so for those of you that have multiple tips stored, be mindful that they will be deemed useless for the new Kerr curing light.
In practical terms, the U-40 Ultracapacitor-powered Kerr Demi Ultra is never more than 40 seconds away from being able to deliver 25 ten-second cures. See more at: http://www.kerrdental.com/kerrdental-curinglight-demi-ultra#sthash.Ke226rAx.dpuf.