Lamps bring life to indoor tanning equipment. Powered by a ballast, they generate the UVA and UVB that helps foster a tan. Tanning lamps come in various shapes and sizes to be used in different applications, as specified by the manufacturer. Light therapy is also becoming more popular – particularly with the use of red and blue lamps – which are said to promote skin and health benefits. In tanning, performance should not be determined solely by whether the lamps are “hot” or within the suggested hours of lamp life. Salon owners should monitor their lamps carefully, using a meter to measure output and help determine when to change the lamps.

  • FDA Sunlamp Standard: Making The Best Better
    In the U.S., approximately 34 million individuals choose to patronize a tanning salon each year because salons: are an ideal, year-round source of controlled ultraviolet radiation exposure, and provide an environment that significantly reduces the risk of overexposure ...More
    April 23, 2009 Patricia E. Reykdal and Donald L. Smith Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Shedding Light On Tanning Lamp FAQ
    Tanning lamps are an important part of your business—it won’t matter how sleek your equipment looks if your lamps cannot provide clients with a great tan. That’s why lamps are traditionally the second-largest investment a salon owner makes. However, in ...More
    April 10, 2009 Danielle Maheux Posted in Articles
  • Light Therapy: Keeping The Focus On Skin
    Light therapy, or phototherapy, consists of exposure to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), fluorescent lamps or dichroic lamps for a prescribed amount of time in order to treat a variety of health conditions, including psoriasis, acne, ...More
    March 11, 2009 Danielle Maheux Posted in Articles
  • Allure Institute Introduces Radiance, RunwayTan And Lumiceuticals
    Allure Institute is a premier resource for technologically advanced medical-grade skincare equipment. With a relentless focus on innovation and quality, Allure’s product lines include Radiance for LED phototherapy, RunwayTan for sunless tanning and Lumiceuticals for ...More
    February 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Interlectric Celebrates Employee Wedding
    Recently, associates from Interlectric celebrated with Heidi Palmer, a sales employee, on her wedding day. Palmer exchanged wedding vows with Jared Villella (a former marketing coordinator for Interlectric) on Nov. 8, 2008. Source:Interlectric Corp. ...More
    December 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • LightSources Announces Lamp Drawing Winners
    LightSources Inc., announces the winners of its free lamp drawing, which was held in celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary. The following winners are the recipients of 144 free lamps featuring SolGlass Technology: Scott Greer of University Tanning in Radford, ...More
    October 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Interlectic Announces Drawing Winners
    During the 2008 ITA Tanning World Expo, Interlectric Corp., gave away two Sony Walkman MP3 players and a set of tanning lamps. Salon representatives entered to win by stopping by the Interlectric booth and signing up. The winner of Friday’s drawing for the first MP3 ...More
    October 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Photo Therapeutics Launches Lumière Excel Light Thèrapie At ITA Expo
    Photo Therapeutics, a world leader in LED light-therapy treatment devices for facial rejuvenation,launched its new Lumière Excel Light Thèrapie at this year’s ITA expo in Nashville, Tenn.. The device is designed specifically for use in tanning salons and ...More
    October 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • Supra Wins The 2008 Industry Choice Award For Best HP Lamp
    Supra Brands Group LLC is proud to announce that the Supra collection is the winner of the 2008 Industry Choice Award for best high-pressure lamp. The Supra team is grateful for the tanning community’s overwhelming support of its dealers and distributors worldwide, ...More
    September 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • PhotoMedex Acquires Photo Therapeutics
    PhotoMedex Inc., a leader in the development of proprietary excimer-laser systems and science-based skincare products, announces its acquisition of Photo Therapeutics.PhotoMedex has entered into a distribution agreement with Photo Therapeutics, a leader in light-emitting ...More
    September 24, 2008 Posted in News