Lamps

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.


  • Tanning Lamp Care
    Understanding tanning lamp mechanics is of utmost importance for proper maintenance and care. And although lamps may seem simple to order and replace, they are complex components that figure heavily into the overall tanning process.Each lamp manufacturer has its own ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Tanning Lamp Components & Construction
    The fluorescent lamp is composed of seven main parts:(1) Base—connects the lamp to an external source of power.(2) Lead-in Wires—connect the base to the cathode, which emits electrons during lamp operation.(3) Mercury—atoms in the form of a vapor in the ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Tanning Equipment Construction And Maintenance
    The tanning equipment on today’s market offer a variety of technologically advanced options to tanners. Not only are they available in a variety of shapes and sizes, they also come in traditional bed or standup configurations. No matter what type of equipment you ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Light Therapy
    Light therapy has been used to treat sleep disorders and depression, but researchers are beginning to see other specific applications for well-being. There are two main methods of light therapy that can be incorporated into the tanning salon: photorejuvenation and ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Tanning Lamps: By Type
    Low-Pressure LampsThe low-pressure lamp, or fluorescent lamp, is a gas-discharge lamp that operates on a principle very different from that of the high-pressure mercury lamp. Its gas pressure is much lower and is not contained in a clear layer—the phosphors—on ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • UV Light From Tanning Lamps
    First and foremost is the fact that tanning lamps do not emit artificial ultraviolet light, as artificial light rays do not exist. What differentiates the rays produced by an indoor tanning lamp from those produced by the sun is the spectral distribution and intensity of ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • 2008-09 Fact Book: Chapter Summaries
    Chapter 1—Indoor Tanning The 2008/2009 LOOKING FIT® Tanning Fact Book marks the 23rd compilation of information written specifically for indoor tanning salon owners and operators. The Fact Book is found in nearly every tanning salon in the United States, and ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • 2008-09 Fact Book: Chapter 1
    IntroductionEditor’s LetterChapter SummariesAn Evolving IndustryThe State Of The Industry ReportFacts & FiguresThe National Tanning Training InstituteAn Introduction To Ultraviolet LightChapters1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 92008-09 Lamp Application Guidesponsored by: ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • 2008-09 Fact Book: Chapter 5
    Ancillary ServicesAncillary ServicesSunless TanningTemporary Tattoos And Body ArtHydrotherapyLight TherapyBody WrapsMassage ServicesSkincare ServicesSalon Skincare SystemsFacial ServicesAromatherapyWaxing ServicesNail ServicesThe Basics Of Offering Nail ServicesFitness ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • 2008-09 Fact Book: Chapter 4
    Tanning LampsLamp Trends ‘08UV Light From Tanning LampsHow The Skin Reacts To Ultraviolet LightTanning Lamps: By TypeTanning Lamp MaintenanceTanning Lamp Components & ConstructionTanning Lamp SelectionTanning Lamp CareChapters1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 92008-09 Lamp ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles