Silent Source™ Technology

BalancedCareTM's Remote Power Supply (RPS) system features SilentSourceTM Technology...designed to meet the stringent requirements of the MRI room, including reduction of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).

All-in-one solution BalancedCareTM Silent SourceTM Difference

Our RPS houses low-wattage drivers that require smaller filters, which produce less noise and are less expensive than traditional larger filters. All filters are also contained in this specially-designed enclosure. The 0-10V dimming circuit, which runs from the RPS to the control room outside the MRI room, does not require a filter.

Why is the Military Standard 461G Relevant to MRI?

Electrical devices can radiate and conduct electrical noise to other electronics, especially those designed to sense electrical signals. The lighting fixtures are identified as a source of radio frequency (RF) noise, creating interference with other sensitive equipment in the room or artifacts in the scans.

For over a decade, Military Standards have been used to determine whether a luminaire operates within safe levels of Electromagnetic Interference in rooms such as surgical suites and imaging suites.

This standard relates back to aircraft and ships as the equipment is fixed in place (as in an MRI room), and the testing has to be within one meter of the device. This testing correlates the closest with what’s happening in these sensitive healthcare environments. If the luminaires can pass these testing requirements, it ensures that they will perform effectively in an MRI suite.

  • ADA Compliant — Objects projecting from walls (e.g., sconces) shall protrude no more than 4″ into walks, halls, corridors, passageways or aisles when located between 27″ and 80″ from the ground.
  • NSF/ANSI2 — Indicates that the luminaire product and labeling has been objectively verified by a trusted third party. The listing signifies that the luminaire has been evaluated for corrosion resistance, cleanability, and the ability of exposed material to withstand normal wear. This demonstrates Axis’ commitment to quality, compliance and safety, and supports established infection control standards.
  • UL/CUL Listed — All BalancedCareTM luminaires have been tested to be in compliance with Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) performance standards. UL is a world leader in product safety testing and certification.
  • BeWell™ Optics — BeWell is a patent-pending, materials-based lightguide technology that uses molecular optics to direct light. These highly efficient optics are multi-functional, available in direct, indirect, asymmetric distributions or a combination to deliver high-performance, comfortable illumination.
  • MIL-STD-461G — Military Standards test for both conducted (CE-102) and radiated (RE-102) emissions in a Radio-Frequency (RF) noise controlled laboratory. Products tested to this standard operate within safe frequency range levels with minimal risk of Electromagnetic Interference.
  • BeWell™ Controls — BeWell Controls takes a systems approach to ensure seamless integration between the luminaires, sensors, control devices and users. It includes all elements of a facility’s controls system, supporting Axis’ agnostic approach to provide comprehensive systems support.