A-dec Dental Equipment

A-dec 500 LED dental light and A-dec 500 dental chair
A-dec 500 LED dental light with light on

A-dec 500 LED Dental Light

Smart. Refined. True. See clearly and diagnose accurately day after day with the award-winning A-dec 500 LED dental light. Get advanced light performance and unparalleled ergonomics for the dental team. A cure safe mode gives you more time to work with composites.

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A-dec 500 LED dental light with stadium lighting

Easy on the eyes

Innovative light distribution creates a uniform pattern with a “stadium” effect to minimize shadowing. A feathered edge light pattern reduces eye fatigue.

Exceptional illumination

A high color rendering index (CRI) of 94 mimics sunlight’s clarity and floods the oral cavity with light that reflects colors accurately for soft and hard tissue diagnosis. See image: High CRI (left), Low CRI (right).

The high-quality light pattern on the A-dec 500 LED dental light conforms to the latest ISO9680 standards for brightness, color rendering, and uniformity.

Strawberry showing high color rendering index (CRI) and low CRI
A-dec 500 LED dental light controls

Ecologically and economically smart

Low heat LED lights are free of toxic chemicals and produce little infrared light and close to no UV emissions. A-dec LEDs also consume 80-90% less power, are more than 20% brighter than most halogen lights, and have a life expectancy of 40,000 hours—all without ever having to change a bulb.

Clean and simple

Touchless sensor for on/off activation combines with touchpad control and auto on-off using chair presets to maximize light activation options while simplifying asepsis protocols and minimizing touchpoints. Easier to clean and fewer barriers are needed.

A gloved hand using the touchless on/off sensor on the A-dec 500 LED dental light
The quality is exceptional and service technicians confirm the reliability. I love my A-dec 500 LED lights!
Dr. Eric Gross
Fort Washington, MD, USA

A-dec 500 LED dental light features 

Three-axis, 540º horizontal rotation light head adjustment. Provides unlimited barycentric positioning.

Three light intensity settings. Features three intensity settings of 15,000, 25,000, and 30,000 lux.

Cure-safe mode. Enables the dental team to work effectively at 23,000 lux illumination without curing photo-initiated resins.

Auto on/off function. Turns the dental light on automatically when the chair reaches the treatment position and turns it off in the entry/exit position. Requires A-dec touchpad.  

Remote touchpad activation. Allows you to toggle between settings and turn the dental light on and off without having to touch the light head.

Local control. Touchless on/off sensor and momentary mode toggle enables full light control by the entire dental team when the touchpad is not available.

Long-lasting LEDs. Uses about 1/5th the power of a traditional quartz halogen light with a life expectancy of up to 40,000 hours, or nearly 20 years of daily use.

A-dec 500 LED dental light with light off
A-dec 500 LED Dental Light
Type of stadium lighting 8 bright white LEDs
Light intensity Low: 15,000 lux, Medium: 25,000 lux, High: 30,000 lux, Cure-safe: 23,000 lux
Thermal Output 77 BTU
Composite mode Cure-safe brilliant yellow light at 23,000 lux
Color Temperature 5,000 Kelvins
Light pattern 3.8” x 5.7” at 27.6” focal distance
Feathered edge Yes
Lifespan 40,000 hours (~20 years)
Rotational axes 3-axis: horizontal, vertical, diagonal
Compatibility A-dec 500, A-dec 400, A-dec 300, A-dec 200 dental chairs
A-dec halogen dental light turns into A-dec LED dental light

Upgrade to LED

Easily upgrade your halogen A-dec dental light to the A-dec 500 LED dental light. Gain all the advantages of LED over halogen, including 20% more illuminance at one-fifth of the power consumption.

To upgrade, you must have an A-dec 6300, 500, or 300 halogen-based light manufactured after 1993. For details, consult with your authorized A-dec dealer or contact A-dec Customer Service.

A-dec 500 LED dental light mounting options

Choose a mounting option that maximizes your working style.

Radius chair-mount

Radius mount for A-dec 500, A-dec 400, and A-dec 300 chairs
A-dec 500 LED dental light mounted on an A-dec 500 dental chair

Support center-mount

Mounts to A-dec 300 and A-dec 200 support centers
A-dec 500 LED dental light mounted to the Performer support center


Mounts to ceilings from 8' to 10' (2,438 mm to 3,048 mm) in height

A-dec 500 LED dental light mounted to a ceiling track mount


Mounts to ceilings from 8’ to 12’ (2,438 mm to 3,658 mm) in height

A-dec 500 LED dental light mounted to the ceiling


Folds against wall or above dental cabinet when not is use
A-dec 500 LED dental light mounted to the wall

Can I upgrade a halogen dental light to LED?
Yes! You can easily upgrade your existing A-dec halogen light to an A-dec LED dental light and gain increased illumination with less power consumption. To upgrade, you must have an A-dec 6300, 500, or 300 halogen-based light manufactured after 1993. Contact your authorized A-dec dealer to learn more.

What mounting options do I have available to me?
A-dec offers a variety of LED light mounting options. Choose from Radius chair-mount, support center-mount, central or wall/side cabinet-mount, ceiling-mount or track-mount. 

What is the warranty on A-dec dental lights?
A-dec is pleased to offer a 5-year warranty for all dental lights purchased from an authorized A-dec dealer. See A-dec, Inc. Express Limited Warranty for full warranty information.

What is the cost of an A-dec dental light?
For current pricing, contact your local A-dec dealer.

Do A-dec dental lights have variable brightness levels?
Yes! The A-dec 500 LED light has three light intensity settings and one cure-safe mode.

Is there a cure safe mode on A-dec dental lights?
The A-dec 500 LED light offers a cure-safe mode, allowing teams to work effectively without curing photo-initiated resins.

For A-dec LED operatory lights, what is the color temperature of the light?
A-dec LED lights produce a clean, white light that at 5,000K (Kelvins) replicates natural sunlight. 

What is the importance of high fidelity operatory lighting in a dental setting?
Reference A-dec's Use of Light Emitting Diodes in Dental Operatory Lighting White Paper to better understand the ergonomic benefits to dental practitioners.

How do I make use the features on my A-dec 500 LED Dental Lights?
Reference the A-dec LED Dental Light Instructions For Use for specifics on how to fully utilize the features of this dental light.

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