Tanning Beds Tips

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How do I use a tanning bed?

Using a Tanning Bed

Here are some tanning bed tips and information about how to use a tanning bed:

  • Call your local salon and find out what kinds of tanning beds are best to meet your needs.
  • Ask about tanning packages to save money.
  • Find out about tanning products to help achieve your look and keep your skin healthy. You can usually purchase these at the salon or from an online tanning supply company.
  • Take a bag with a towel, tanning goggles, tanning products, and a ponytail holder or headband.
  • When you get to the salon and enter the tanning room, be sure you have your tanning goggles. Always wear them when tanning.
  • You can tan nude, wear underwear, or a swimsuit.
  • Apply tanning lotion to your body. Use special lotion made just for your face.
  • Put your hair back in a headband and/or pull your hair into a ponytail.
  • If the tanning bed is horizontal, open the lid and lay down. Your salon may provide a pillow and fan (if there's not one built into the bed). Turn the fan on high.
  • If you are using a stand up tanning bed, you may move around freely and raise your arms for an even tan.
  • Be sure to put on your tanning goggles. Press the start button to begin.
  • Relax and enjoy the rays. The light will turn off when you are finished.
  • Wipe off with your towel and get dressed.
  • Avoid bathing right away to preserve your tan.
  • Always observe safety recommendations provided by your spa and tanning bed manufacturer. Do not exceed recommended tanning time.

What are some more things to know about tanning lamps?

More Tips for Tanning Bulbs

More things to know about tanning bulbs (tanning lamps) from MasterTanning, supplier of Wolff and SunQuest tanning bulbs:

  • If a lamp flickers or goes black, that means it's time for replacement.
  • Replace all tanning lamps at once to keep tanning regulated and even.
  • A UV reader will save you time and money by giving you an exact usage reading on your bulbs.
  • Keep a bed with older bulbs or save your older bulbs for clients with extremely fair, sensitive, or aging skin.
  • Wolff tanning bulbs are recommended by professionals. The history of Wolff tanning bed bulbs and equipment goes back to the invention of the modern tanning bed. Wolff has been a leader in the industry ever since.
  • If you need to know how to change tanning bed bulbs or face tanning lamps, check your manual to be sure you have the correct replacement parts. You must use the same type of bulb or you could cause a serious injury or accident. Never use bulbs from an unknown source.
  • To change a bulb, unplug the tanning bed, pop out the old bulb, and put the ends of the new bulb into place. Be sure it's locked in place and move to the next bulb.
  • Beware of tanning bulbs on sale anywhere but from a dealer or manufacturer. Used bulbs are often resold on the Internet.
  • Your old tanning bed bulbs can be recycled.
    Why should I use the Wolff Super Crystal sunlamp?

    Wolff Super Crystal Sunlamp

    The Wolff Super Crystal sunlamp is the newest, most innovative product in Wolff brand lamps. The 400 watt high pressure sunlamp employs a new quartz glass that allows maximum total UV outlet.

    Lasting 800 hours, the lamp is designed to exceed user expectations with extra attention paid to assure transmission of the UVB component most effectively. Wolff's Super Crystal Lamp is a hot new product sure to be a hit in all compatible tanning beds.

    What are some things to know about tanning lamps?

    Tips for Tanning Bulbs

    Tanning beds provide an indoor tanning experience through use of UVA and/or UVB tanning bed lamps (or tanning bed bulbs). The UV light in the bulb stimulates melanin production in skin cells, causing the skin to tan and produce vitamin D. If you have home tanning lamps or a tanning bed business, there are things you need to know about the care and maintenance of your bulbs. Here is some helpful information from MasterTanning, suppliers of Wolff and SunQuest tanning bed bulbs:

    • You can purchase tanning bulbs for tanning beds with different UVA and UVB blends and bulbs for different levels of exposure.
    • There are two types of ends for lamps: BIPIN and RDC. It is important that you know what type of replacement tanning bed bulbs or facial tanning lamps you need for your salon or home tanning bed.
    • The life of a tanning lamp is between 1,000 and 2,000 hours.
    • Tanning lamps are strongest from the time they are new until about 50 hours of use, then the efficiency decreases by 20%. After about 500 hours, bulbs are at about 50% efficiency. If you keep the bulbs after 500 hours, know that tanning will take longer.
    • Tanning bed lamps come in colors for no reason other than preference.

    What is Wolff's Rejuvasun 332 Spa tanning bed?

    Rejuvasun 332 Spa Tanning Bed

    The Wolff Rejuvasun 332 Spa tanning bed allows salons to offer tanning and beauty treatments all in one. The bed offers a 20 minute optional tanning session, as well as a 20 minute spa session.

    After tanning under the Rejuvasun's canopy, users have the option of staying under the Rejuvasun panel for special spa treatments. The bed has an advanced cooling system for during and after the tanning session and the bed's bench is slightly curved for an ergonomic design.

    Because the Wolff Rejuvasun 332 Spa tanning bed offers two services in one, if opens a great new channel of revenue for your salon.

    What is the benefit to owning my own home tanning bed?

    Why Buy a Home Tanning Bed?

    Why buy a SunQuest tanning bed for your home? Here are some reasons:

    • Time - Finding a sale from a dealer of discount tanning beds will add time to your schedule when you no longer have to drive to and from tanning salons.
    • Money - You will save money in gas, tanning fees, and marked up tanning products if you find a good, cheap tanning bed and supplies from a reputable dealer.
    • Health - Most tanning salons follow public health guidelines, but you can be sure your in home tanning beds are clean and sanitary.
    • Comfort - You don't have to make special arrangements or get dressed on a cold winter day to tan when you are free of using salon sun tanning beds.

    What are the best lamps for my tanning bed?

    Wolff Velocity Sunlamps

    Wolff Velocity Sunlamps are among the most popular choices for original equipment, lamp replacements for other Wolff lamps, and replacements for lamps from other makers. The 80 & 100W non-reflector sunlamps use advanced phosphor technology so that tanners can get strong color over and over again.

    Velocity sunlamps by Wolff are expected to work for 1,000 hours making them an extremely good value. They also have advanced UVB for shorter sessions.

    Velocity sunlamps are available in standard F59/Bi-Pin, F71/Bi-pin and F73/RDC configurations, and VS-R 160W VHO reflector in FR71/Bi-pin. Before using Wolff Velocity sunlamps with your existing tanning bed of a different make, be sure that they are compatible with your equipment.


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    A piece of tanning equipment that can be very useful to the quality of your salon is a UVA/UVB meter. These meters will measure the output of total radiant energy from your tanning beds' lamps quickly and easily. With this equipment, you won't have to guess when it's time to change your beds' lamps and better yet, you won't get any complaints from customers who claim they aren't getting the optimal tan in your beds.

    Why should I use the Wolff Sunquest 16RS tanning bed?

    Wolff Sunquest 16RS Tanning Bed

    The Sunquest 16RS tanning bed by Wolf is one of the best possible tanning beds that you can have in your home. This bed is lightweight and all you need to do is plug it into your regular 120-volt household outlet. It doesn't get any easier than that.

    The aluminum and steel mainframe bed is attractive looking and delivered to you already 95% pre-assembled so it won't be long at all until you can start using your new Wolff Sunquest tanning bed.

    The Sunquest 16RS tanning bed has an exclusive control key lock to ensure the safety of your tanning bed. Your 20 minute tanning sessions are monitored by the bed's digital timer. Why go to a salon when you can tan from the comfort of your own home?

    The Wolff Sunquest 16RS tanning bed is 75.75"L x 35" W x 48" H and is recommended for use in 8'x 6' rooms.

    Why should I tan in Wolff's SunDome tanning booth?

    Wolff SunDome Tanning Booth

    Love tanning in tanning booths but can never seem to get comfortable? Then you should consider the Wolff SunDome Tanning booth. This booth not only gives you the ultimate tan, but it was designed for comfort.

    A lot of people claim that they'd rather tan in booths because they feel as though they get a more all-around tan, but that they hate standing in the middle of an uncomfortable booth and therefore choose beds so they can lie down. The SunDome tanning booth by Wolff was designed so that you can tan in a booth and be comfortable. The booth features an ergonomically designed bench that actually provides support to your back, neck, and shoulders.

    Not only does the SunDome booth have a relaxing booth to sit on, but it also has a special cooling system allowing you to tan to the ultimate perfection without overheating. The booth has a variable speed Vortex body fan that the tanner controls the tanning environment.

    Apart from being comfortable while tanning, the SunDome tanning booth uses the most innovative technology available to tan you as best as possible. The booth contains three advanced SolarMax IFT face tanners that shower you with bronzing UV for a golden facial tan. The booth also has facial cassettes that utilize special filters to increase the amount of UV for added facial tanning power and the high gloss shoulder reflector allows the UV rays to focus more on tanning your shoulders and neck. Lastly, for increased tanning power, the specially designed acrylic sheets in Wolff's SunDome tanning booth allow the maximum amount of UV penetration.

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