New Tanning Bed Bulbs For Home Tanning Beds
Sooner or later you will need to replace the tanning bed bulbs that came with your new home tanning bed. If you purchased a used tanning bed, replacement will likely be sooner rather than later.
Tanning bed bulbs have a useful life of 700-1000 hours depending on bulb type and usage. Don’t assume just because a tanning lamp is not burned out that it is still good. You should keep track of the hours you use your tanning bed so you know when it is time to replace your tanning bed bulbs.
Make sure you keep your owner’s manual in a safe place. When its time to replace the tanning bulbs you will need it. It will tell you what kind of replacement bulbs to use.
You should follow the manufacturers recommendations or you may damage your tanning bed or even start a fire. Never install tanning bed bulbs that have a higher wattage than the original tanning bulbs
Get expert advice before switching to different bulb types if there is no information in the manual for a particular bulb type.
Tanning Bed Bulbs – What You Need To Know
Tanning is accomplished by exposure to UV rays. The color of your tanning bed bulbs really has very little to do with the quality of your tan or the temperature. The colors are there for esthetic reasons and nothing more.
Bronzing bulbs can produce a darker tan if this is what you are after. These tanning bed bulbs actually run at lower temperatures than normal bulbs. They will give you a darker tan but it will take longer.
In contrast, the hotter temperature bulbs will tan you faster, but give you a lighter tan. Buying bulbs with a higher UV rating are more likely to cause burns rather than a darker tan.
So if you want a darker tan then use bronzing bulbs and wait a bit longer for results. If you want to tan faster but with a lighter tan then standard tanning bed bulbs are best.
New Tanning Bed Bulbs? Tan Safely
New tanning bed bulbs are considerably stronger for the first 20-30 hours. You need to adjust your tanning time to account for this and avoid burning. So don’t over do it and go for max time with a new home tanning bed or one with new replacement bulbs.
Tan safely. Make sure you always wear tanning goggles when you tan. Don’t try to get away with wearing sunglasses or closing your eyes. UV light can penetrate through your eyelids and still cause eye damage.
To protect your skin always wear tanning lotion when tanning. Go slow at first to see how your body will react to the new tanning bulbs. It can take up to 48 hours for the full results of a tanning session to show up. So you need to start slow under new tanning bed bulbs so you can adjust the length of your tanning session and avoid burning.
Enjoying Your Home Tanning Bed
Follow the FDA’s advice when using your home tanning bed. Start slow and develop your tan over time. Don’t be in a rush and avoid burning. It is recommended not to tan more than once per week while you are getting adjusted to your tanning bed.
Also remember that you are also being exposed to UV rays when you are outside so using sunscreen is a good idea. Taking some simple precautions will help you get the most out of your new home tanning bed or your new tanning bed bulbs without risking your safety.