Bulbtronics inc
Bulbtronics Inc (Farmingdale, NY), a bulb distributor for health care needs, offers Osram, GE, Perkin Elmer, Ushio, and Welch Allyn brands for ophthalmoscopes, laryngoscopes, viewboxes, exam and surgical lights, endoscopes, microscopes, patient warming tables, and incubators. Compare Bulbtronics’ online pricing for bulbs and batteries, then register for favorable Business Partner Pricing. The Web site has no minimum order requirements and offers access to online features like real-time product availability and order tracking. (800) 624-2852; www.bulbtronics.com.

World Medical Equipment Inc
World Medical Equipment Inc (Marysville, Wash) offers hundreds of different bulbs for a variety of equipment in the surgical environment. World Medical carries bulbs for AMSCO/Steris and Getinge/Castle surgical lights, sterilizer control panel lamps, light-source bulbs for most types of scopes, bulbs for x-ray boxes and microscopes, and bulbs for many other applications. World Medical has a large stock of bulbs and lamps in its inventory, or it can special-order products as needed for customers. (800) 827-3747; www.worldmedicalequip.com.

GE (Waukesha, Wis) has released energy-efficient ballasts that save money without sacrificing performance: the GE UltraStart™ programmed start ballasts. These ballasts extend lamp life by up to 10% and 200% versus instant-start ballasts. Additionally, they operate at an industry high of 90% efficiency and have lower maintenance costs with parallel-mode operation. They also simplify installation with multivoltage technology. (216) 266-2539; www.geconsumerandindustrial.com.

Alpha Source Inc
Alpha Source Inc (Milwaukee), which specializes in surgical lighting, distributes Xenon light source lamps. The company also stocks every major brand at competitive prices, plus provides immediate shipment and extended warranties. Perkin Elmer, General Electric, Osram, Ushio, and Luxtel Xenon lamps are in stock in all wattages and types, for endoscopy, surgical headlight, or microscope applications. Alpha Source stocks all types of medical and scientific lighting and electrical components, including the newest technology LEDs, lamp sockets, battery packs, and power cords. (800) 654-9845; www.alphasource.com.