One of the biggest questions every sunbed salon owner asks is “what are the best tanning lamps on the market?” This question has salon owners and suppliers of tanning lamps making all sorts of wild statements as to who has the best tanning lamp. Firstly, you must ask yourself a question, are the lamps you require 0.3 or the strong ones? In the 0.3 range, there are a lot of varieties in both strength and phosphor mix. An 0.3 tanning lamp has a set amount of UVb in it, this can not be altered. Then there is UVa which is the phosphor that tans you. The UVa can be altered to give a different tanning effect so you can have high UVa, which will give you instant colour, or a lower UVa that will build your colour over a short series of tanning sessions. The UVb in the lamp is what gives its strength. Typically, you cannot have high UVa and high UVb as the phosphorus clash and results in poor tanning. You must find the correct mix of phosphors to give the tanning lamp its optimum performance.
Over the many years of dealing with tanning lamps, we have always used lamps that give the maximum hours before the lamps start to fade with their tanning results. A good tanning lamp should stay constant for a minimum of 600 hours before the tanning effect starts to fade away. Claims are always made this lamp can do 1,000 hours etc… but there are no tanning lamps that can run effectively for 1,000 hours. It may say it can on the data sheet however under constant testing, the results are clear to see and any UV readings will clearly show a huge drop off of about 30% in a 1,000-hour tanning lamp. A good tanning lamp is around 800 hours however after 600 hours you should be thinking about changing them as they start to depreciate rapidly thereafter. One of the best tanning lamps ranges on the market is the American Leisure range of tanning lamps. These lamps have been designed as the ideal replacement lamps for any sunbed, but this is not the case with all other tanning lamps. Other brands are only designed to go in a certain sunbed however no one will ever tell you this.
American Leisure has spent many years testing their lamps with all brands of sunbeds such as Ergoline sunbeds, Megasun sunbeds, and many other brands of tanning equipment. They have made their lamps the best possible replacement lamps on the tanning market. In Europe, a lot of countries have the American Leisure range of lamps simply due to the versatility of the tanning lamps, also the tanning performance doesn’t alter from sunbed to sunbed as all other brands do. Next time you are looking for lamp replacements pick a lamp that will work perfectly in your sunbed and will give you the hourage you are paying for. American Leisure guarantees their lamps no which is what no other lamp brand will offer.