The Technology Challenge
Since the beginning of endoscopy, providing sufficient illumination has been difficult.
With the advent of LED light source technology, many of the problems of weight, size, heat and noise have been eliminated, but the challenge of getting enough light remained. With as much as 60% of the light generated by a typical LED never making it to the fiber optic, most of the light was being wasted. Acera has solved the problem of how to fully harness the light output of an LED into the fiberoptic.