Special lighting devices are used to cure gel polish. Without one of these devices, your gel manicure won’t be finished. Unless you are using a gel-like polish that does not require curing under a UV or a Light Emitting Diode (LED lamp), you will have to invest in one if you are thinking of creating a career out of your hobby. Well, even if you are just a nail hobbyist, you will still need to have one since, as I mentioned earlier, the process won’t be complete without one.
There are so many variations available in the market when you think about UV and LED lamps that you can use to cure your nails. Most gel polish brands offer a matching UV lamp that you can opt to buy yourself. Some manicures will allow you to use other available brands, or just natural light to cure your nails. But if you would like to optimize your time, you should get a nail lamp that will address specific curing needs.
If you are looking for a guide to help you decide the type of nail lamp you’ll go with, you found the right page.
One of the questions that you may need to consider is whether you will need a UV or LED lamp. “What’s the difference?”, you may ask. Well, the best distinguishing feature of these two is the curing time. An LED cures twice as fast as a UV nail lamp. It also consumes less energy. With regards to the lifespan of each of these bulbs, an LED lamp surpasses a UV lamps’ bulb longevity. The former is said to last for about 50,000 hours compared with the UV that lasts for only about 5000 hours. (more…)