NAIL LAMP BUYING GUIDE :7 Factors to Consider When Buying a Nail Lamp
If you paint nails, then at some point, you will need a way to dry the gel polish. There are several traditional ways you can use to dry other nail polish. However, my experience has shown that with gel polish, the best results are achieved if you use a nail lamp. Otherwise, the polish will just chip off the nails. Now, I’m my review: “The best 5 nail lamps – LED & UV Nail Lamps Review of The Best Nail Curing Lamps You Can Rely On“, there is one thing I left out – a nail lamp buying guide. That is how to choose a curing lamp that will give you the best results for your manicure or pedicure.gel nail varnish uv lamp
Therefore, this nail lamp buying guide will address the main factors you should consider when buying a curing lamp for drying your gels (nail paint). The list here may not be exhaustive, but trust me, these 7 factors are probably the most important. So, without any further ado, lets discuss these factors one by one.
The gel polishes you use will either be LED or UV. Basically, the difference has to do with the types of photo-initiators used in manufacturing the gel polish and how these photo-initiators react to curing light. If this sounds technical to you, do not worry, you can read the full explanation of how LED and UV gels cure and the main differences between them in the review referenced above (link opens in new Tab, so you can finish reading this article).
When it comes to nail lamps, we currently have three types namely:(1) UV nail lamp, (2) LED nail lamp and (3) Mixed UV LED Nail Lamps (SMART nail lamps).
LED lamps only cure LED specific gel polish brands where as a UV lamp will cure most gel polishes. This means, you can use LED polish with a UV nail lamp but you can only use UV polish if you have a UV nail lamp, as you cannot cure them with a LED lamp.
However, there is a new technology on the block. This technology it called the double light emitting bulbs/beads. This technology has led to the development of what we call SMART LED UV nail lamps. These nail lamps have light beads which emit curing light that covers a wide range on UV light band. This enables the lamp to cure all kinds of gel nails without you having to worry about distinguishing them. With this smart nail dryer, your choice of gel polish is no longer dictated by the type of lamp you have at home. In addition, these smart lamps combine the best of both LED and UV curing lamps.