Help me choose a good medical pen light for my Doctor.

Hi folks I am a bit shocked by too much choice & are finding it hard to choose a good pen style inspection light suitable for GP use. If anyone had any recommendations I would appreciate the advice. The few I’ve looked at so far are all 2xAAA with 125-280lm. And are in the 5-7” length with head diameters of 12-15mm. These are some of the models I am considering:
Jetbeam SE-A02
Lumintop IYP-365

Thanks for any BLF advice, love the forum, budget is not to much of an issue as all these lights are sub $50au.

GT94 ? I mean… why not?

Sorry, i have nothing to contribute here…

I’d roll with the Lumintop. I have several IYP07 (single AAA) with the Nichia 219,and agree with RD about the smooth construction. The low mode surely would be great for pupil dilation checks etc… Great tint and CRI.

I second the choice of the GT series.
Imagine, checking all the way from the tonsils till the rectum in one scoop. :person_facepalming:
And when the local anesthetic wears off, also good for applying a deep general anesthetic.

The Lumintop has it’s pro’s of course, but they are more prone to get lost in a moist environment.

Other than picking a high CRI in an appropriate color temp.
Be sure the light can start on low every time by whatever means.
And for the Doc, it’s just a tool so he probably won’t want to fuss with the thing (unless you plan a BLF conversion).
He and his patients will not be happy when 200 Lumens fires up for a pupal check,
All the Best,

I’ve given a few Doctors the IYP365 nichia versions. They like them a lot.

The Nitecore is made for this.

You can try Weltool M6-Dr

Don’t doctors have special catalogs they buy their tools from?

Meaning, they would not buy from BG or Ali and they would not buy Astrolux or Convoy.

Isn’t there such a things a a medical light or a medical grade light?

Also, shouldn’t a doctor be using a headlamp?

I don’t know if I would trust a doctor working with one hand and juggling a light with the other.

The MT06D is designed specifically for medical use and from why I’ve seen of them the Wuben and Weltool ones as well. Lots of extremely expensive gear sold for that purpose from suppliers is overpriced (because it’s a niche market) and/or substandard in many ways.

This isn’t intended for surgery, rather ENT exams, regular checkups and that sort of thing.

There are lights for quick evaluations and there are lights for analysis.
The lights for analysis require much more stringent specs for example;

All the Best,

I have both the IYP365 and the Thrunite TI4 (both neutral) - the TI4 has the advantage of always starting on moonlite, which is adequate for checking pupillary response, and 24 lumens as the next step which is adequate for most other purposes.

The IYP365 is a favorite EDC as well (and an attractive, classy light), but it always starts on medium (24lumens) and requires a second click to have low enough output for pupillary response. 24 lumens right in your eye is more than a bit harsh…

In a medical setting, the TI4 wins, otherwise the IYP365 wins. By any measure, both are superb lights. If I had to pick just one, I’d really agonize.

Ya looking up a child’s nose with a GT94 would singe a few nose hairs & make him think twice about where he hides things. Maybe give him PTSD.

This light is definitely on the short list, a few ‘reviews’ claim the switch doesn’t feel precise but… Is this Lumintops latest MD style offering as they have 2or3 models?

Correct, well said.

I like this post, good reason behind your recommendations.

Great advice, I’m definitely seeking something that starts up on a really low setting. High CRI. Thanks Jeff.

How many lumens at switch on? Does it start at lowest level?

I bought a couple of IPY365 Lumintop’s. I might grab the Wuben or Weltool as well. Thanks folks I learned a lot from all your comnents.

Absolutely right, but FWIW none of those are exclusively illumination though, all pretty specialized tools. For a more cursory exam even specialists will often have a penlight which in many cases is a inefficient incandescent or LED with harsh light w/poor color quality (the latter being much worse and far less common for an MD vs first responder).