What is the difference between the levels of tanning beds in salons?
Are you confused about the different levels of tanning beds offered by tanning salons? What is the difference between Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and sometimes even Level 5 and Level 6 tanning beds and tanning booths? Customers in today's tanning salons have multiple choices... what is the best choice for you and your skin?
Tanners will find all of the information they need to make the correct choice here. In short, the difference between the levels has to do with tanning power, with the lowest being Level 1 and moving up in power with each subsequent Level.
How exactly does this work? Level 1 and Level 2 tanning beds offer low pressure bulbs, while Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 offer medium to high pressure bulbs. High pressure bulbs offer lower amounts of UVB rays with increased amounts of UVA rays. UVA rays are the specific rays that bronze your skin. So that means the higher Levels will bronze your skin faster, and the resulting tan will last longer. This allows the tanning salon to offer their customer's options, with introductory Level 1 and Level 2 for the first time or infrequent tanners, to the higher Levels for those seeking a deeper and darker experience.
Level 1 Tanning Beds are the basic beds, with tanning times that are long but usually priced low. A Level 1 tanning bed is an economic option, but they produce high levels of UVB rays, the rays that can cause sunburn if not used properly.
If you love the experience of relaxing in a tanning bed, Level 1 tanning beds are the perfect choice for you. With longer tan times (sometimes longer than 20 minutes), these beds are great to sit back, relax and imagine laying on a beach in Florida. They are also great options for tanners maintaining a tan or seeking a base tan for a sunny vacation or upcoming trip to the beach. But you will need to visit these beds often to gain even a basic tan.
Level 2 tanning beds are very similar to Level 1 beds in both lamps and pricing, but they typically offer specific facial lamps and arm lamps designed to tan these odd areas that Level 1 tannings beds do not offer. They also sometimes offer Alpha 7900 Commercial Tanning Bed by KBLan upgrade in the regular body lamps.
Typically they achieve this upgrade by either offering medium pressure bulbs, or the same low pressure bulbs, but with an increase in the numbers. These beds will often carry more than 35 lamps.
Level 3 Tanning Beds offers medium pressure lamps with lower UV rays and more UVA rays, providing a faster and deeper tan than Level 1 and Level 2
Level 4Tanning Beds (and up) feature ridiculously fast tanning times, with sometimes next to zero UVB rays, guaranteeing a dark tan with virtually no chance of a sunburn.