The VALO™ Story
Designed for Durability, Accessibility, and Power
When VALO® broadband LED curing light launched in 2009, it quickly gained recognition for its powerful broad-spectrum output, durable design, and ability to access any area of the mouth. Even in a market full of cordless devices, the corded version of the VALO curing light made a significant impact on the industry.
In 2011 we introduced VALO Cordless, offering the same superior curing capabilities of the original VALO curing light with the freedom of a cordless wand. VALO Cordless offers mobility without compromise. The VALO Cordless light includes identical programming and power output as the original VALO curing light and weighs only two ounces more. It operates on two lithium ion phosphate batteries, which are inexpensive, rechargeable, and widely available. New colors of the VALO Cordless light were launched in 2013.
In 2016, a new offering was added to the VALO curing light family: the VALO Grand light. The VALO Grand curing light has the same accessibility, durability, and power as the original VALO curing light and all the freedom of VALO Cordless light, plus the added benefit of a 50% bigger lens. The larger footprint that makes it even easier to cure a large surface area quickly and effectively. The VALO Grand light also features a second activation button on the underside of the unit for more intuitive operation.
Every VALO broadband LED curing light starts as a solid bar of tempered, high-grade aerospace aluminum, which is CNC precision milled at Ultradent's facility in Utah, USA. True unibody construction ensures durability and provides unsurpassed heat dissipation. With an aluminum wand, machined components, and tempered glass lens, VALO curing lights are the most durable curing lights available.
The low-profile design of VALO curing lights eliminates the need for a light guide, allowing direct access to all areas of the mouth without overstretching a patient's TMJ and soft tissues—a common problem that can occur with other lights. The elegant, ergonomic, and streamlined design enables VALO curing lights to easily reach all curing sites, delivering energy directly without sacrificing patient comfort.
Competitor light guides require overstretching of the soft tissues and also result in energy loss to the curing site due to the unavoidable angle caused by the light guide.
VALO's low-profile design accesses hard-to-reach spots, even in smaller mouths, delivering maximum energy perpendicular to the surface of the preperation.
Many curing lights only have a single LED chip that operates on one wavelength.Many dental materials require multiple wavelengths for a complete cure, which makes proper curing with a single LED chip nearly impossible.
Every VALO curing light uses four custom, multiwavelength LED that produce a high-intensity light at 395–480 nm. This broad-spectrum light output means VALO lights are capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials—including those with camphorquinone. In addition, the optimally collimated beam delivers consistent, uniform power over a range of surfaces and working distances. Other curing lights' beams dissipate even at distances as short as 4 mm, which results in significant energy loss to the curing site. The intensity and consistency of the VALO light’s collimated beam, combined with the proprietary LED pack and broad-spectrum output, deliver the energy needed to completely polymerize any resin.
The 12 mm footprint of the VALO Grand light makes it even easier to quickly cure large surface areas. The VALO Grand lens is capable of covering a 10 mm molar in a single cure.
VALO's high-tech circuitry produces three curing modes: Standard Power, High Power, and XtraPower. VALO is three lights in one!
VALO's custom LED pack emits three wavelengths, enabling VALO to activate camphorquinone and the entire range of proprietary photoinitiators.
Almost as soon as it was released, the original VALO broadband LED curing light began receiving attention and awards. Years later, the original VALO light, as well as the other members of the VALO family, continues to win awards for its unsurpassed ability to address clinical needs.