Best Tanning Lamps
Most home tanning beds as well as many Level 1 and Level 2 commercial tanning beds use F71 100W Bi-Pin tanning lamps. This is a very common lamp type but not all beds or booths use these lamps. Please verify what type of lamps your system uses by checking the exposure label affixed to the case or verifying the lamps in the unit now. If you are unsure what size, wattage and type of lamps your unit uses please chat with us online or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help identify the correct replacement lamps.
If you have used a tanning lamp or bronzing lamp before with success that is a good indication the combination of UVA and UVB in that lamps works well for you. The lamp's UV combination did well producing enough melanin with the UVB light and then it allowed you to spend enough exposure time for the UVA in the lamp to oxidize the melanin to give you a tan. If that's the case you may wish to consider a similar lamp.
When home tanning beds are made by the tanning bed manufacturers they normally install conservative 20 minute lamps that produce about 5% to 6.5% UVB range because that level of UVB will not normally burn most users easily and work for the broad range of potential buyers. However, some users may tan better with 10-15 minute session lamp that may produce up to 11.9% UVB and some home tanning bed manufacturers offer 15 minute tanning lamps as an upgrade options.
Your tanning unit is designed with a maximum timer setting and a specific lamp type in order to prevent the user from being exposed to excessive ultraviolet light. The original lamps are listed on the exposure label attached to the system or in the user manual and when used in combination with the timer on your system they insure a user is not exposed to excessive UV light during a tanning session. However, you may always retrofit your bed with a new replacement lamp of your choice but if you do please be aware of the strength of your new lamps and do not exceed the stated session times so you do not exceed the maximum daily UV radiation exposure limit set by the FDA.
The most popular F71 100W Bi-Pin Tanning lamps and their session times are listed below:
20-24 Minute F71 100W Bi-Pin Bronzing Lamps
- Cosmolux GSP 9K90 that produces 2.09% UVB and 97.91% UVA and is a real bronzing lamp.
16-20 Minute F71 100W Bi-Pin Tanning Lamps
- Wolff Velocity with 4.12% UVB
- Wolff Diamond Sun S with 4.18% UVB
- Wolff Velocity Plus with 4.49%
- Radiance 5000 with 5.0% UVB (See Radiance Buyers Guide)
14-18 Minute F71 100W Bi-Pin Tanning Lamps
- Wolff Dark Tan II 5.02% UVB
- Wolff Dark Tan II Plus 5.47% UVB
- Radiance 7000 with 6.5% UVB (See Radiance Buyers Guide)
- Radiance Black with 7.0% UVB
- Radiance 8000 with 7.5% UVB (See Radiance Buyers Guide)
10-15 Minute F71 100W Bi-Pin Tanning Lamps
- Cosmolux Hi-Tan 8-14 Minute Session Times
- Radiance 9000 at 8.5% UVB (See Radiance Buyers Guide)
- Wolff Inferno XP 2645 11.9% UVB lamp is the highest UVB lamp currently in production. This lamp is only suggested for people with a minimum of Skin Type 3 and experienced tanners with a good base tan.
If you have any questions please chat with us online or send an email to email@example.com for assistance.
In the event your bed is made to use (reflector type) FR71 100w Bi-Pin lamps you can also see some popular options here:
Radiance 5000R FR71 RUVA 14-18 Minute Sessions
Radiance 7000 FR71 RUVA 12-16 Minute Sessions
Wolff Bronzing FR71 Sun Plus 11-13 Minute Sessions
Wolff Bronzing Sun Plus 10-12 Minute Sessions
Wolff Bronzing Sun MAG FR71 10-12 Minute Sessions
Note: reflector lamps are made with a reflective surface in the back of the lamps that focus the light forward and can increase UVB output as much as 40%.
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