More and more people are asking questions as to what Nail UV lamp they should use, what bulbs they should use for the lamp, and when should they change the bulbs for the lamp.

More and more people are asking questions as to what Nail UV lamp they should use, what bulbs they should use for the lamp, and when should they change the bulbs for the lamp.

Before we can get started, you should ask yourself as to why are you using the nail uv lamp?

For example is it for at home use, or is it for use in a salon?

People who do their nails at home should consider the 18 watt uv lamp. This lamp is a little weaker than the 36 watt lamp. During use of normal gels, the curing time per nail is about 1 minute longer, which is really not to much. If you are using color gels, this is where the difference between lamp strengths may be substantial. Color gels which are either really bright or really dark, take longer to cure under the nail uv lamp.For example a black color gel may take up to 2 -3 minutes longer to cure. If you are at home and have the time, this really doesnt matter.

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People who work in nail salons usually choose the 36 watt nail uv lamp. Nail technicians choose this lamp because of time constaints. If a client asks for color gels, nail designs, or a french look with gels it takes the nail technician a lot more time to do per nail with the 18 watt lamp. For example if a client asks for black color gels on each nail, the 36 watt uv lamp would save about 20 minutes. Also nail technicians usually have 2 lamps, one for each hand to speed up the process.

Why type of bulbs should be used and when they should be changed will be covered in the next article..
      
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