Tanning bed bulbs, like you find in up-market tanning beds, are a big part of the secret to that perfect tan. You can get any depth of tan you require with the wide range of lamps available on the market for sun beds. There are several types of lamps, such as deep-tanning lamps, bronzing bulbs, face lamps and plenty of others too. These high-tech lamps employ the best technology to produce a tan evenly, and above all, safely.
Furthermore, there are different types of lamps for each type of skin too. The tanning bed industry produces different lamps for from dark to light skin colours. On top of that, you can decide to have a soft tan, a golden tan, a bronze tan, or the deepest tan imaginable. You can also change the type of lamp, as your tan deepens, so that you can get all types of quite stunning results.
A tanning lamp is like having the sun in a tube. In fact, it is even better! Modern tanning bed lamps are made to the highest standards and are very safe. The tanning industry and the government have set strict guidelines to ensure your safety. So, if you follow the instructions supplied with the product carefully, you may feel sure that you will not be risking your health to look great.
The UV rays that they produce are well below the proscribed safety limits to ensure you stay healthy and tanned. Furthermore, there are lots of choices open to you, ranging from UVB and UVA combinations to just UVA. It is simply up to you. So, why not give the sun a helping hand?
Tanning lamps are ultraviolet-emitting devices that act as the primary element of the different types of tanning beds and booths on the market. Tanning bed bulbs have as their main purpose the enhancement of a cosmetic tan, although these bulbs also have a reputation for the successful treatment of eczema and psoriasis. The depth and colour of tanning produced depends on the spectrum of light produced by the tanning bulbs and the vast majority of them produce more ultraviolet light than the sun.
Practically all sunbed lamps use a device called a ‘ballast’ to regulate their power consumption. The ballast stabilizes the flow of electrical current inside the lamp and is required in order to ensure that the bulbs take only the exact amount of wattage that they need in order to work effectively.
There are various kinds of tanning bulbs on the market including reflector sunbed bulbs and high output bulbs. Most bulbs fall into two main categories: high pressure and low pressure types. (Within the tanning industry, it is customary to refer to high pressure tanning lamps as bulbs and low pressure tanning bulbs as lamps). Both high and low pressure tanning bulbs have a lack of oxygen inside its housing.
High pressure tanning bulbs vary in length from three to five inches and operate with 250 to 2,000 watt ballasts, 400 watt high pressure tanning bulbs are the most common. They are usually included in the face tanning component of a sun bed. High pressure tanning bulbs are usually made of quartz glass and an extra specialized coating, which is necessary to filter out the very harmful UVC ultraviolet rays.
HP tanning bulbs contain a small amount of mercury or argon and produce ultraviolet light in high concentration. The handling of high pressure tanning bulbs should be carried out with a great deal of care and never with naked hands, because even a tiny amount of oil from your hands will cause the bulb to fail prematurely or even crack and the resultant spillage of mercury is potentially dangerous. High pressure tanning bulbs ought to be replaced after about 1,000 hours even though they will continue to produce light for up to 10,00 hours
Low pressure tanning lamps are much like fluorescent tubes, but the glass that makes up low pressure tanning bulbs automatically filters out UVC ultraviolet rays. Low pressure bulbs have a lifespan of six hundred to sixteen hundred hours of use.