The best surgical lighting manufacturers know that operating light standards need to be met in order to meet all associated health and safety requirements. But these requirements do not only apply to illumination, heat levels and safety. For example, at JCI-accredited hospitals lights must be damp dusted with a lint-free cloth at the start and end of every day. That means surgical lighting should always comply with working standards, hygiene standards and ergonomic standards, as well as be reliable, low-maintenance and affordable. Operating lighting has come a long way since the first electrical devices graced early surgical departments; old challenges concerning high temperatures, shadow fall and microbial contamination have been solved for ever with the Zone Medical range of Famed operating lights.