With all the lamps available on the nail market, we know that it is sometimes difficult to make a choice! In this blog, your expert nail supplier Maryton will tell you the essential points to choose this essential tool.
Which lamp to choose? UV? LED?
First of all, know that the UV lamp and the LED lamp work on the same principle, that of emitting light and heat which will allow you to harden and dry your gels and semi-permanent varnishes.
Here are our 3 steps to make the right choice
1. The lamp and its functions
The UV lamp: it uses ultraviolet rays, you can only catalyze products that harden under UV.
The LED lamp: it uses electroluminescent waves and can only catalyze gels that harden under LED.
2. Technology and drying time
To ensure excellent control of the drying time of gels or semi-permanent varnishes, we advise you to opt for a lamp that offers different timer modes and an automatic sensor.Also make sure of the performance and the choice of fast drying times, which may be different depending on the type of gel and lamp: Generally, the modes are 30s, 60s, 90s for LED and UV/LED lamps and 120s,180s for UV lamps.
3. The size of your lamp in relation to your workspace
Taking into consideration the design and ergonomics of the lamp is also a very important point. Indeed, a UV/LED lamp must be compact and light so that it can be easily placed on your work table. The important thing will be to ensure that there is sufficient interior space for the complete hand, in order to prevent the nails from coming into contact with the edges of the lamp and thus avoid any inconvenience.
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