- “Stable docking station.”
- “Holds a charge all day.”
- “Button is sensitive.”
- “Mode switches back to 10-second cure after each use. I would prefer it to stay on 20 seconds.”
- Initial battery charge will take three hours.
The Translux Wave is a cordless, pen-style LED-curing light that provides up to 1200 mW/cm². It can be used for the intraoral polymerization of light-curing dental materials such as adhesives and filling materials that are activated in the 440-480 nm wavelength range. The Translux Wave is a simple, one-button light. Upon press and release of the single button, the Translux Wave cures for a preset time of 10 seconds. Pressing and holding the button for more than one second (until a beep occurs) changes the timer to 20 seconds and automatically switches on a soft start mode. Translux Wave includes a charging base with a built-in radiometer. Translux Wave was evaluated by 10 consultants in over 400 uses. This LED curing light received a 90% clinical rating.
Translux Wave is very lightweight and comfortable to handle. The long, slim design allows good visibility while accessing all areas of the mouth. Although the single button is a simple design, operators would have preferred the option of a 20-second cure without having to hold down the button. The button is sensitive and requires only a light touch for activation. Seventy-one percent of consultants rated Translux Wave equivalent to other LED curing lights they had used and 57% would recommend it to a colleague.
Suggested Retail Cost
$1,717.80 / unit