The ArthroFree design required innovations in signal transmission, power, and light—with minimum thermal by-product. So we created Meridiem®
light technology (MLT): our high-efficiency, low-heat light system.
MLT is backed by Lazurite patents in global jurisdictions, and this market-ready asset indicates opportunities in healthcare, aerospace, and manufacturing.
Meridiem refers to high noon, when the sun offers maximum brightness, but sub-maximal heat.
A 15mm x 15mm model of Meridiem light technology.
Conventional LED light boxes 90W to 400W
MLT in ArthroFree 5W
We regard MLT as the Hedy Lamarr of light technology: radiant, complicated, and cool. (Lamarr starred in MGM and Paramount films in the 1940s and secured a 1942 patent for a frequency-hopping technology used in telecommunications.)
The key MLT components include:
The phosphor can be suspended in polymeric and glass-like materials, in a variety of shapes and sizes, for a variety of commercial applications.
Electric lighting constitutes 10% of a hospital’s energy use. Conventional surgical cameras use significant amounts of energy—with enough thermal by-product to require surgical teams to review burn-risk probability ahead of every procedure.
With a maximum temperature of 43°C, ArthroFree poses zero risk of patient burns.
The MLT platform and design are readily scalable. As hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) aim to “go green” and reduce costs, high-efficiency lighting offers a compelling solution.1
MLT in the Lab.
MLT in the Lab.
US (x2), China, Hong Kong, and Japan
Registered in Australia, China, Europe, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea
Number of utility patents, granted: 13
Number of design patents, registered and allowed: 47