How to Choose a Light Table for an Industrial Workplace

A light table is a table with a lightbox below its surface. The subject is illuminated by the lightbox which makes it easy to view and inspect perfectly when it is placed on the table. The lights used in these kinds of tables are fluorescent lights because of their low heat emission. It serves as an effective tool that enhances the functionality and efficiency of industrial workplaces. It has various applications like drawing, inspecting, designing and more. These tables can also be used to review artwork, check photographic films and x-rays and more. We can say light tables can be used in a lot of different ways.

Things to consider before buying a light table

The light table comes in a variety of designs and styles. They are basically similar but each has a different characteristic. For that reason, you need to check and choose a table that meets all your requirements. Here are some facts that you need to consider,

Light Source:

Light tables can be powered by both power cords and batteries although it doesn’t make much of a difference. But you need to make sure that the light used is like an LED light. LED lights don’t emit much heat and can be touched. Since the subjects are placed just above the light, you need a cool surface so that you can touch it easily without burning your hands and can have a comfortable working experience. However, for viewing x-rays it must be a clinical light table abiding with the hospital regulations.


Light tables are available in both fixed and mobile models. When a light table is needed in multiple areas, then it is better to get a table that can      easily be moved. But there is one thing to keep in mind. Fixed tables are more stable making them a better choice to work on. That’s why you need to get tables with high-quality locking wheels so that they can be moved easily whenever needed but can offer you more stability by locking the wheels.

The surface of the table:

The light table surface should be durable so that you can work without injuring yourself. It should also have a tray feature so that there are reduced chances of dropping or damaging any items on the surface. Also, having a tilting work surface makes it easier if you need the table to check any art or blueprint.

Clarity of the surface:

A light table should have a clear surface so that you can inspect any subject properly. If the surface is not clear enough, it will be difficult to check and inspect any subject on it. Also, it should have a clear surface for the light to pass through, that’s why a glass surface is ideal for a light table. Although you should be very cautious about the glass that is used depending on your work.


Industrial light tables should be easy to clean and maintain the clarity of the glass. When it comes to clinical tables, it becomes more important. You need to use harsh chemicals to clean the table for that reason the table must be resistant to chemicals. Also, you must be sure that the table is not affected by any kind of germs or bacteria easily. So, it’s better to choose a table that is made of stainless steel so that you can maintain it very easily.

So, these are some points that need to be considered before buying a light table that can meet all your requirements and perfectly fits in your workplace. 

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