One of our pot-bellied pigs at work developed an intestinal blockage and required surgery today. Just as our vet was preparing to make an incision, the bulb in the surgical light went out. Unfortunately, they didn't have a replacement bulb on hand, so it was my LSL-S to the rescue. While propping up the pig's head to keep an IV flowing, I kept the LSL aimed into the surgery field and it provided just the right amount of light for the vet to do her work. We also used my supervisor's M*g 5 cell, but the LSL (w/TSP-123) was used for most of the procedure since it could be easily moved around to illuminate the area needed without smacking someone in the head. The (Yuntong) battery lasted for a good chunk of the surgery (almost 3 hours) and just started to flicker into moon mode as the last sutures were going in. Wish I had my AA pack, or for that matter, a spare 123 with me today! In any case, the surgery seems to have gone well, and the pig was up and around a little while later.
Just so my Arc-AAA LE didn't feel left out, it got bit of use during another surgery today. One of our goats was being spayed by a consulting vet who performed the surgery lapriscopically. Just a few tiny incisions and the surgery was done using a probe with a camera, and instruments inserted into the abdomen. Minimally invasive and very quick recovery. Very cool stuff. Anyway, the room was darkened in order to get a better view of the video monitor, and I used the LE several times to help the vets find their instruments and the ports to insert them. She (the goat) was back on all fours in no time.