Surgical Retractor Lighting

Custom Lighting Solutions That Adapt To Your Retractor



"If given the choice I’d choose in cavity lighting every time" - Orthopedic Surgeon, TN

Why add light to your surgical retractors?


Lighting shouldn’t be a luxury. Surgical trends toward less invasive approaches are not well-served by traditional headlamps and overhead lighting, which cast shadows in minimally-open cavities. Bringing cool, adaptable, low-profile, shadowless light into the cavity can enhance retractor systems and help enable visualization. Integrating light into a retractor system brings multiple benefits:


Improved visualization and navigation of sensitive areas


Minimized blood loss through better identification of bleeders


Ability to transilluminate tissue

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"The best lighting is going to give you everything that you need -- the anatomy to actually do the surgery. Sometimes the tissue planes are difficult to tell apart and light is going to be the key differentiator. For instance, sometimes to differentiate scar tissue from nerve or dura, and great lighting will give you the contrast you need"


Orthopedic Resident
at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Surgical Retractor

Why Use Lumitex Light?

Lumitex light is cool, low-profile, versatile and adaptable, and can be directed or diffused for best effect.

Cool: Able to bring light deep into surgical cavities.
Adaptable: Can be integrated or attached to existing instruments while minimal thickness and flexibility preserves surgical space.
Appropriate for the Procedure: Light can be directed toward the surgical focus, or diffused to illuminate the entire cavity.

How You Can Illuminate Your Retractor

Integrate Light

Integrate Light

Integration allows for cool, extremely thin light to be seamlessly designed into your system for precise illumination. Light can be integrated via clips, channels or other engineered options.

Add On Light

Add On Light

Our fiber optics can be attached to a cannula allowing for you to bring cool light directly into the body cavity. Our thin, flexible fiber optic technology is extremely versatile as it can be adhered to any retractor system.

How You Can Direct and Diffuse Light

FlexibleIntegratedRigid Light GuideDirected Control

Regardless of the application, we can provide you with non-intrusive, controlled light. Start the process with Lumitex, and challenge us to engineer the light that works best for you. 

Lumitex Value Added Services


Lumitex Value Added Services (L-VAS) provides detailed engineering and design support from concept to production for your application. 

Working with Lumitex’s engineering team we will prepare a detailed proposal for your evaluation and approval. We draw insight from our significant experience in optical design and backlighting. To learn more about how Lumitex engineering can become an extension of your team, contact a Lumitex lighting expert today.