Tanning bed instructions for removing lamps very depending on the kind of tanning bed, but there are general ‘rules' to follow. Here are some of them.
When to replace lamps
Most 100-watt lamps last for abut 1,000 tanning hours, but some lower-end models are only good for 750 hours. Experts even say that lamps with higher wattage ought to be replaced after only 500 hours (especially in the case of tanning salons, where beds are used almost incessantly). Ask the tanning lamp's manufacturer for specific lamp life, and request for tanning bed instructions for removing lamps if they have one. Otherwise, ask your tanning bed manufacturer or distributor. Most home tanning beds use F71 lamps. These models have bi-pin connectors, are about 69.3 inches long (cap to cap). They're fairly easy to find – in fact, almost any kind of 100-watt lamp will do as a replacement. Still, you should ask your tanning bed manufacturer or distributor about the kind of lamps your bed requires.
Using a UV light meter
Too busy to keep track of your lamps' tanning hours? Then invest in a UV light meter. Use it with tanning bed instructions for removing lamps and your tanning bed will always be as good as new. How does it work? It ‘reads' the UV light and indicates any decline in the lamp's output. Simply use it to record the UV reading when your tanning bed lamps are still new, and use it regularly to track its decline. Once you see that your lamps are performing 30 percent less than they did when they were new, you should consider replacing them. UV light meters are available for around $140 to $150.
Tanning lamp replacement kits
There are a lot of tanning bed replacement kits available in the market. These kits will help make lamp replacement easier – so easy, in fact, that you may not even need tanning bed instructions for removing lamps to be able to replace the ones in your bed. These prepackaged tanning lamp replacement kits usually come with either 16, 20, or 24 lamps, all of which have typical choke-type starters, which you should replace every 36 months or so. You will save money buying these kits instead of buying lamps one by one. A 16-lamp set goes for only about $200 (depending on the brand), and a 20-lamp set goes for only about $300. The best lamps are those that have 5.0 percent UVB, which is safe for most skin types. Lamps such as this redden and at the same time bronze the skin safely. There are also tanning lamp replacement kits that have 7.5 percent to 8.5 percent UVB lamps, but beware – only people with skin type 4 can use such lamps.
Replacing your starters
According to most of the tanning bed instructions for removing lamps I have read in my years as a tanning bed owner, the starters should be replaced along with the lamps, or every after three years. You know you need to replace the starters when you start noticing that your tanning bed lamps are already taking longer to completely fire up. Most tanning bed replacement lamp kits already come with compatible starters.