Which nail lamp to buy or tips for choosing a lamp for manicure.
Ten years ago, choosing a nail lamp was very easy! After all, we chose not a gel polish lamp, but literally a nail lamp! Because only classic UV nail lamps were on sale! Our selection was then limited to a 9W UV nail lamp and a 36W UV nail lamp. For more insights jump to: best uv nail lamp
Well, today, in 2019, choosing a nail lamp is one of the most popular topics that excite our customers.
And this is understandable, because today there are as many as three types of radiation that are actively used in modern lamps for nails. In addition, manufacturers successfully combine different types of radiation with each other, which doubles the number of variations when choosing.
But these are only types of radiation, but nail lamps also differ in power, timers, fans, variation of the lamp bottom, sensors, power consumption ... and we have not even talked about the most different options for the appearance of the lamp. Therefore, as a result, it can be as difficult to choose a lamp for nails as the “same” red shade of lipstick or gel polish! How to choose a nail lamp and what types of nail drying lamps are there?
Let's start with the fundamentally different types of radiation used in manicure lamps.
Types of nail lamps, depending on the type of radiation:
UV - lamp (aka UV - lamp, it is also an ultraviolet lamp for nails, "a lamp for UV gel").
As an example, we cite the well-known classic 36 W ultraviolet lamp. This is exactly the manicure lamp that appeared first more than 10 years ago and received maximum popularity, respectively.
LED - lamp (also known as ice lamp for nails, "lamp for gel polish").
For example, let's take a compact model of a led lamp for drying gel polish, which appeared on the market and became very popular with the advent of CND Shellac , and then other gel nail polishes. Accordingly, the opinion has become popular that it is ice - lamps that are recommended for home gel polish with a lamp.
But this, of course, is a myth! And to the question "What kind of gel polish lamp is needed for home use?" we answer unequivocally - ANY. Just read the article to the end and make your best choice based on your individual needs.
CCFL - lamp (it is also a gas energy-saving lamp for nails with a cold cathode, and since it is used only in combination with ice radiation, it is also CCFL + LED and it is also a combined CCFL-LED lamp for nails). This type of lamp is a hybrid of two types of radiation, as well as an intermediate result of intensified attempts to combine the advantages of uv and led radiation and level their disadvantages.
Combined UV - LED - lamp for nails (it is also a lamp with "double light").
This is the most modern and popular type of nail lamp, combining the advantages of UV lamps and led lamps for drying gel polish and, perhaps, simply has no drawbacks!
What else are different nail lamps different:
Combined nail lamps, like all others, differ in different wattage (the most popular: 6 W, 24 W, 36 W, 48 W, 72 W).
Most modern lamps (as a rule, CCFL-LED and UV-LED) already have a built-in sensor that is triggered by hand movement, which is very convenient in work, especially for manicurists.
In modern nail lamps, the bottom, as a rule, is either removable (with small magnets), or is absent altogether, this ensures the convenience of working with a pedicure.
Timers on new combination lamps are touch-sensitive and push-button, and are also located in different parts of the lamp (this can be of serious importance when choosing a lamp for work).
Pay attention to the presence or absence of a display that reflects the curing time (this can also be decisive when choosing a lamp).