LED lamps are available in many different styles and designs, including table lamps and gel-curing lamps. While they may look similar, there are several differences between these two types of lamps. There is also some confusion about the use of these 2 types of lamps, which will be discussed in our article today.
What are table lamps used for?
Table lamps are designed to provide general lighting for a room. They can be used to light up a desk, manicure table, or any other space where you need additional light. LED table lamps are particularly popular because they are energy-efficient and emit a warm, bright light that is easy on the eyes. They come in a variety of styles, from sleek and modern to traditional and ornate, so you can choose one that matches the decor of your salon.
What are LED gel-curing lamps used for?
Gel curing lamps, on the other hand, are designed specifically for curing gel nail polish. Gel polish requires a special kind of light to cure properly, and LED gel curing lamps provide that light. These lamps emit a specific wavelength of light that activates the photoinitiators in the gel polish, causing it to cure or harden. This process can take as little as 30 seconds, depending on the brand of gel polish being used.
The differences between LED table lamps and LED gel curing lamps
The biggest difference between LED table lamps and LED gel curing lamps is their purpose. Table lamps are meant to provide general lighting for a room, while gel curing lamps are meant for curing gel nail polish. While you could technically use a gel curing lamp as a table lamp, it's not recommended. Gel curing lamps are much brighter and more intense than regular LED lamps, so they may be too harsh for everyday use.
Another difference between these two types of lamps is their size and shape. LED table lamps are usually small and compact, designed to fit on a table or desk. Gel curing lamps are larger and boxier, designed to accommodate a hand or foot for curing nail polish. Gel curing lamps may also have a timer or other features specifically designed for curing gel polish, while table lamps typically do not.
Can a LED table lamp be used as a Gel curing lamp? And why?
LED means “light emitting diode”, which means it is a type of light bulb, NOT a lamp. Many people still mistakenly think that LED refers to the type of light emitted from the "bulb", but it is not. An LED is just ONE TYPE of a light bulb and it can emit a variety of colors ranging from red, blue, and yellow to purple.
Many people still think that there is a new type of light that is emitted and it is called “LED”, and this LED treats UV gel so you do not need to use UV. This is completely wrong and a big misunderstanding. Whether you read about this information on the Internet or by anyone's account, it is baseless knowledge. The truth is that the majority of LED lights sold cannot cure or treat any kind of manicure or pedicure product. And not all LED lamps emit UV - most do not.
So what happens if some LED table lamps emit a high level of UV?
However, there are indeed some types of LEDs such as those used in UV nail lamps, which are specifically designed so that they emit ultraviolet light. In fact, many types of light bulbs also emit low levels of UV, including halogen lights, so be careful when choosing a table lamp if your salon uses UV gel. If you don't use UV gel, any type of table lamp should not be a problem.
Maybe you didn't know: even the fluorescent lamps that you normally use for lighting emit low amounts of UV, but they have no consequences for UV gel products because the amount of UV emitted is too high. low and at a distance.
So, if using LED table lamps with UV light, the issue to consider is that they are usually placed closer to the foundation than ceiling lights. This means that the problem posed at the beginning is more likely to happen.
The types of LED desk lamps that are most likely to interfere with UV gel making are those described as “true color” or “full spectrum” lamps/bulbs. They simulate natural sunlight and can emit a significant amount of UV-enough to thicken your UV gel once it's in the container. Avoid buying these lamps so your UV gel-making process is hassle-free!
All in all…
LED table lamps and LED gel curing lamps are two very different types of lamps with different purposes. While they may look similar, they are designed for different tasks and have different features. If you're looking for a lamp to provide general lighting for your salon, a LED table lamp is a great choice. But be careful of what you choose- make sure the LED lamps you use for lighting don’t emit a considerable level of UV that can mess up your session at work!