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A Light Finish: The Latest in LED Gel Lamp Technology

by NLS Staff | August 3, 2015
<p>Ten seconds is all you need to cure base and top coat in <a href="http://buynailsdirect.com/">Geluv</a>&rsquo;s LED lamp. Thirty and 60 second settings are also on the 30-watt lamp. All five fingers fit in the lamp and the bottom is removable for feet. Equipped with a one-year warranty, this lamp is lightweight and comfortable enough to be sanitized and moved easily.</p>

Ten seconds is all you need to cure base and top coat in Geluv’s LED lamp. Thirty and 60 second settings are also on the 30-watt lamp. All five fingers fit in the lamp and the bottom is removable for feet. Equipped with a one-year warranty, this lamp is lightweight and comfortable enough to be sanitized and moved easily.

<p><a href="http://opi.com/#EYZeZTTygew7olRV.97">OPI&rsquo;</a>s new Studio LED light effortlessly cures GelColor for a premium, long-lasting manicure. Housed in a sleek, white casing for the modern, upscale salon, finger separators are built-in to prevent color from smudging while curing.</p>

OPI’s new Studio LED light effortlessly cures GelColor for a premium, long-lasting manicure. Housed in a sleek, white casing for the modern, upscale salon, finger separators are built-in to prevent color from smudging while curing.

<p><a href="http://geltwo.com/">Gel II</a>&rsquo;s Pro-Cure Cordless Rechargeable Lamp has an automatic digital timer with motion sensor and safety auto-off. Because it&rsquo;s cordless and rechargeable, this lamp can be used to make house calls or set up in the salon. The lamp charges completely in two hours and has 1.3 hours of use. The battery sensor is located on the back display to indicate the amount of charge left.</p>

Gel II’s Pro-Cure Cordless Rechargeable Lamp has an automatic digital timer with motion sensor and safety auto-off. Because it’s cordless and rechargeable, this lamp can be used to make house calls or set up in the salon. The lamp charges completely in two hours and has 1.3 hours of use. The battery sensor is located on the back display to indicate the amount of charge left.

<p><a href="http://dashingdivapro.com/">Dashing Diva</a>&rsquo;s LED LightPod is compact with ergonomic design features for hand positioning and uniform exposure to light. It&rsquo;s compatible with all LED gel-polish types. The lamp&rsquo;s light expectancy is 50,000 hours, utilizing 36 bulbs that emit 7.2 watts.</p>

Dashing Diva’s LED LightPod is compact with ergonomic design features for hand positioning and uniform exposure to light. It’s compatible with all LED gel-polish types. The lamp’s light expectancy is 50,000 hours, utilizing 36 bulbs that emit 7.2 watts.

<p><a href="http://www.biosculpturegel.com/">Bio Sculpture Gel</a>&rsquo;s new 12-watt LED technology saves up to 45 minutes per treatment. The lamp comes with a 12 month warranty and lasts up to 50,000 hours. It&rsquo;s lightweight and solvent-friendly. The stainless steel interior makes it easy to clean and the base is removable for pedicures.</p>

Bio Sculpture Gel’s new 12-watt LED technology saves up to 45 minutes per treatment. The lamp comes with a 12 month warranty and lasts up to 50,000 hours. It’s lightweight and solvent-friendly. The stainless steel interior makes it easy to clean and the base is removable for pedicures.

<p><a href="http://www.vetro19.com/">Vetro</a>&rsquo;s LED lamp runs at 54 watts and has 5-, 10-, and 20-second cure settings. The removable bottom has grooves built in so nail extensions can cure with the form on them. Inside the hand plate are raised dots so the client can feel where her fingers should go.</p>

Vetro’s LED lamp runs at 54 watts and has 5-, 10-, and 20-second cure settings. The removable bottom has grooves built in so nail extensions can cure with the form on them. Inside the hand plate are raised dots so the client can feel where her fingers should go.

<p><a href="http://www.orlybeauty.com/">Orly</a>&rsquo;s LED 800FX Professional cures five fingers simultaneously and boasts energy-efficient and ergonomic design. The removable panel at the bottom slides out to cure toenails with ease. Preset digital display timer of 10, 20, and 30 seconds comes with coordinating light intensity of low, medium, and high. Sensitive clients can enjoy the low light output/30-second setting.</p>

Orly’s LED 800FX Professional cures five fingers simultaneously and boasts energy-efficient and ergonomic design. The removable panel at the bottom slides out to cure toenails with ease. Preset digital display timer of 10, 20, and 30 seconds comes with coordinating light intensity of low, medium, and high. Sensitive clients can enjoy the low light output/30-second setting.

<p><a href="http://bynubar.com/">Nubar</a>&rsquo;s LED300 UV Lamp has an easy-to-use compact design that comes with a removable tray for pedicures. The power switch is available for both 110- and 220-volt powerful 30-watt LED bulbs. The preset digital timer has 10-, 20-, and 30-second settings to cure Gelicure products.</p>

Nubar’s LED300 UV Lamp has an easy-to-use compact design that comes with a removable tray for pedicures. The power switch is available for both 110- and 220-volt powerful 30-watt LED bulbs. The preset digital timer has 10-, 20-, and 30-second settings to cure Gelicure products.

<p>Small and compact, <a href="http://www.youngnails.com/">Young Nails</a>&rsquo; mini LED light is ideal for the nail tech on the go or one who wants more space at her nail station. The mini lamp comes with a 30-second timer and automatic shut off and can be used on both hands and feet. A 40,000 hour lifetime ensures plenty of use.</p>

Small and compact, Young Nails’ mini LED light is ideal for the nail tech on the go or one who wants more space at her nail station. The mini lamp comes with a 30-second timer and automatic shut off and can be used on both hands and feet. A 40,000 hour lifetime ensures plenty of use.

<p>With the development of<a href="http://www.nsinails.com/"> NSI</a> Secrets Nail Art, Secrets Removable Gel, and Go Color, a new LED lamp was a must. The new LED lamp from NSI will completely photo-polymerize Secrets and Go Color chemistry. Other features of the lamp include removable reflector tray, touchscreen timer, and easy-to-clean surface that&rsquo;s impervious to acetone.</p>

With the development of NSI Secrets Nail Art, Secrets Removable Gel, and Go Color, a new LED lamp was a must. The new LED lamp from NSI will completely photo-polymerize Secrets and Go Color chemistry. Other features of the lamp include removable reflector tray, touchscreen timer, and easy-to-clean surface that’s impervious to acetone.

<p>Created with Safelight Technology, the <a href="http://gelish.com/">Gelish</a> 18G LED light protects clients&rsquo; and nail technicians&rsquo; eyes by limiting light exposure. Built with 18 2-watt LED lights, the lamp also has a removable wrist guard and removable magnetic tray, making it easy to clean and pedicure friendly.</p>

Created with Safelight Technology, the Gelish 18G LED light protects clients’ and nail technicians’ eyes by limiting light exposure. Built with 18 2-watt LED lights, the lamp also has a removable wrist guard and removable magnetic tray, making it easy to clean and pedicure friendly.

<p>The Gelfinity 30-watt UV/ LED Lamp is a powerful lamp designed to work perfectly with any Gelfinity hard or soak-off gels from <a href="http://kupainc.com/">KUPA</a>. The built-in timer allows for 10-, 30-, 60-, or 90- second cures and includes an automatic motion&nbsp;sensor that will activate the light when clients place their hands into the lamp. The lamp comes complete with auto switching transformer that is compatible with&nbsp;both 110- or 220-volt power sources.</p>

The Gelfinity 30-watt UV/ LED Lamp is a powerful lamp designed to work perfectly with any Gelfinity hard or soak-off gels from KUPA. The built-in timer allows for 10-, 30-, 60-, or 90- second cures and includes an automatic motion sensor that will activate the light when clients place their hands into the lamp. The lamp comes complete with auto switching transformer that is compatible with both 110- or 220-volt power sources.

<p><a href="http://cuccio.com/index.php">Cuccio</a>&rsquo;s new MaxPro5 is a mini curing lamp that works on all five fingers. Strategically placed LED lights ensure even curing. The light, portable weight of the lamp makes it ideal for mobile techs or for sharing in the salon. The bottom is removable and dual-sided, one side for hands and the other is slightly more elevated for gel pedicures. Three different timer settings include 10, 30, and 60 seconds.</p>

Cuccio’s new MaxPro5 is a mini curing lamp that works on all five fingers. Strategically placed LED lights ensure even curing. The light, portable weight of the lamp makes it ideal for mobile techs or for sharing in the salon. The bottom is removable and dual-sided, one side for hands and the other is slightly more elevated for gel pedicures. Three different timer settings include 10, 30, and 60 seconds.

<p><a href="http://cnd.com/">CND</a>&rsquo;s new LED Lamp is meant to be used with CND Shellac Brand Xpress5 Top Coat for faster-than-ever service time. The lamp utilizes 3C technology to cure all five fingers or toes in half the time of a CND UV lamp. Optic mirrors target UV exposure to the nail area only. Pre-set timers are available for each service step, ensuring a precise cure. This lamp works with both CND Shellac and Brisa Gel.</p>

CND’s new LED Lamp is meant to be used with CND Shellac Brand Xpress5 Top Coat for faster-than-ever service time. The lamp utilizes 3C technology to cure all five fingers or toes in half the time of a CND UV lamp. Optic mirrors target UV exposure to the nail area only. Pre-set timers are available for each service step, ensuring a precise cure. This lamp works with both CND Shellac and Brisa Gel.

<p><a href="http://www.christrio.com/">Christrio</a>&rsquo;s Bow LED Lamp is the newest addition to the Christrio line. The bow design and pink and purple options offer nail salons a modern option for d&eacute;cor. The lamp is light, compact, and portable with a scratch-resistant finish. The lifespan of 50,000 hours and 6 watt power means you will never have to replace the bulbs. With no bottom, you can easily place the lamp over nails. One press of the button provides power for 30 seconds at a time.</p>

Christrio’s Bow LED Lamp is the newest addition to the Christrio line. The bow design and pink and purple options offer nail salons a modern option for décor. The lamp is light, compact, and portable with a scratch-resistant finish. The lifespan of 50,000 hours and 6 watt power means you will never have to replace the bulbs. With no bottom, you can easily place the lamp over nails. One press of the button provides power for 30 seconds at a time.

<p><a href="http://caceeinc.com/">Cacee</a>&rsquo;s new LED capsule cures&nbsp; a whole hand at once. The top of the lamp has a groove for arm resting when doing clients&rsquo; nails. The 2.25 watts for 16 bulbs promotes fast curing with an output of 36 watts. Automatic sensors detect movement when hands or feet are placed in the lamp, reducing energy usage and costs, and prolonging the life of the lamp (it should last up to 55,000 hours). The lamp display screen and light automatically turn off at the end of each countdown.</p>

Cacee’s new LED capsule cures  a whole hand at once. The top of the lamp has a groove for arm resting when doing clients’ nails. The 2.25 watts for 16 bulbs promotes fast curing with an output of 36 watts. Automatic sensors detect movement when hands or feet are placed in the lamp, reducing energy usage and costs, and prolonging the life of the lamp (it should last up to 55,000 hours). The lamp display screen and light automatically turn off at the end of each countdown.

<p>The four-finger LED lamp from <a href="http://www.akzentz.com/">Akzentz</a> is designed for rapid amd efficient curing. Ten bulbs guarantee years of reliable performance without variation in curing time or quality. Timer settings vary between 5, 20, and 30 seconds. A patented eye shield limits light exposure.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

The four-finger LED lamp from Akzentz is designed for rapid amd efficient curing. Ten bulbs guarantee years of reliable performance without variation in curing time or quality. Timer settings vary between 5, 20, and 30 seconds. A patented eye shield limits light exposure.    

<p><a href="http://www.naillabo.us/">Nail Labo</a> USA&rsquo;s third-generation Presto LED Light Ange is compact and lightweight. The light comes with an LED Light Stand to position the client&rsquo;s hand properly and better cure the thumb.</p>

Nail Labo USA’s third-generation Presto LED Light Ange is compact and lightweight. The light comes with an LED Light Stand to position the client’s hand properly and better cure the thumb.

<p><a href="http://www.lightelegance.com/">Light Elegance</a>&rsquo;s new pink UV/LED lamp has an automatic 30-second or two-minute timer depending on whether you want to use UV or LED. The bulb in the back turns red when it needs to be changed. The sleek, colorful lamp will fit easily and stylishly into any workspace.</p>

Light Elegance’s new pink UV/LED lamp has an automatic 30-second or two-minute timer depending on whether you want to use UV or LED. The bulb in the back turns red when it needs to be changed. The sleek, colorful lamp will fit easily and stylishly into any workspace.

<p><a href="http://lechatnails.com/">LeChat</a>&rsquo;s new Integlow LED lamp comes with Surface Mounted Device LED lights. The sleek design of the lamp is illuminated with hand sensor activation, energy saving on-and-off button, a removable hand place, and LED digital timer display with 30- and 60-second memory settings. This 40-watt lamp is guaranteed to give a precise and intelligent cure.</p>

LeChat’s new Integlow LED lamp comes with Surface Mounted Device LED lights. The sleek design of the lamp is illuminated with hand sensor activation, energy saving on-and-off button, a removable hand place, and LED digital timer display with 30- and 60-second memory settings. This 40-watt lamp is guaranteed to give a precise and intelligent cure.

<p><a href="http://www.jessicacosmetics.com/">Jessica</a>&rsquo;s Pro-LED 30 light complements GELeration Soak-Off Gel-Polish. This energy-efficient light source lasts for 45,000 working hours, curing nails within 10-30 seconds. It auto activates when hands are positioned correctly on the device.</p>

Jessica’s Pro-LED 30 light complements GELeration Soak-Off Gel-Polish. This energy-efficient light source lasts for 45,000 working hours, curing nails within 10-30 seconds. It auto activates when hands are positioned correctly on the device.

<p><a href="http://ibdbeauty.com/">IBD</a>&rsquo;s Jet LED lamp is 40 watts and comes with a 10-, 30-, and 60-second built-in timer that lasts for approximately 50,000 hours with automatic time reset and no replacement bulbs needed. A removable tray makes pedicures and sanitation easy. An adjustable lamp height for pedicures also makes this lamp easy on the feet.</p>

IBD’s Jet LED lamp is 40 watts and comes with a 10-, 30-, and 60-second built-in timer that lasts for approximately 50,000 hours with automatic time reset and no replacement bulbs needed. A removable tray makes pedicures and sanitation easy. An adjustable lamp height for pedicures also makes this lamp easy on the feet.

<p>The<a href="http://ezflow.com/"> EZFlow</a> LED light system is a 40-watt lamp designed to cure all LED gels and gel-polishes. It comes with an on/off auto sensor, built-in timer, removable tray for pedicures, and automatic time reset. The lamp lasts for approximately 50,000 hours with no bulb replacement needed.</p>

The EZFlow LED light system is a 40-watt lamp designed to cure all LED gels and gel-polishes. It comes with an on/off auto sensor, built-in timer, removable tray for pedicures, and automatic time reset. The lamp lasts for approximately 50,000 hours with no bulb replacement needed.

<p>The high-speed LED lamp from <a href="http://www.essie.com/">Essie </a>guarantees ergonomic design and smudge-free manicures and pedicures. Inside is a 360-degree mirror finish to ensure light distribution, with nine targeted lights curing at a fast speed. Time memory sensor and automatic activation streamline the curing process and ensure accuracy. The Essie LED lamp is sold as part of the gel system and not sold separately.</p>

The high-speed LED lamp from Essie guarantees ergonomic design and smudge-free manicures and pedicures. Inside is a 360-degree mirror finish to ensure light distribution, with nine targeted lights curing at a fast speed. Time memory sensor and automatic activation streamline the curing process and ensure accuracy. The Essie LED lamp is sold as part of the gel system and not sold separately.

<p>Designed for quick and complete gel curing service, <a href="http://entitybeauty.com/">Entity</a> LED Gel Light cures gel-polish to create nails with a high-shine, scratch-resistant and durable finish. With its sleek, compact construction, the Entity LED Gel Light cures all five fingers at once, making salon services fast and efficient. The light features touchscreen pre-set timers (10, 20, and 60 seconds) with red light to readily cure gel nails effortlessly, while both client and nail tech view the cure times together. In addition, the detachable stainless reflector lends itself to effortless cleaning. Nail technicians can remove the tray and clean the entire light with ease in between services.</p>

Designed for quick and complete gel curing service, Entity LED Gel Light cures gel-polish to create nails with a high-shine, scratch-resistant and durable finish. With its sleek, compact construction, the Entity LED Gel Light cures all five fingers at once, making salon services fast and efficient. The light features touchscreen pre-set timers (10, 20, and 60 seconds) with red light to readily cure gel nails effortlessly, while both client and nail tech view the cure times together. In addition, the detachable stainless reflector lends itself to effortless cleaning. Nail technicians can remove the tray and clean the entire light with ease in between services.

<p><a href="http://bioseaweedgel.com/">Bio Seaweed Gel</a>&rsquo;s new cordless and rechargeable LED light offers over 5,000 hours of use. Automatic sensor activation and countdown screen combined with top handle portability makes this lamp easy for techs to use. Sound and light charger indicators alert techs when recharging is needed. This lamp is acetone resistant and doesn&rsquo;t require batteries or replacement bulbs. Clean the lamp with 70%-90% alcohol (the bottom tray is removable).</p>

Bio Seaweed Gel’s new cordless and rechargeable LED light offers over 5,000 hours of use. Automatic sensor activation and countdown screen combined with top handle portability makes this lamp easy for techs to use. Sound and light charger indicators alert techs when recharging is needed. This lamp is acetone resistant and doesn’t require batteries or replacement bulbs. Clean the lamp with 70%-90% alcohol (the bottom tray is removable).

<p><a href="http://artisticnaildesign.com/">Artistic</a> Nail Design&rsquo;s Pro 30 LED light cures all five fingers simultaneously with even coverage on every angle of the nail. Eight diamond reflectors maximize the LED power to expedite cure time, eliminating 15-20 minutes of a traditional UV salon service. An auto hand sensor automatically comes on to a preset time when the hand is placed into the light. Multiple cure settings include 10, 20, 30, and 40 seconds. In between services nail techs can clean the light by removing the tray and sanitizing it.</p>

Artistic Nail Design’s Pro 30 LED light cures all five fingers simultaneously with even coverage on every angle of the nail. Eight diamond reflectors maximize the LED power to expedite cure time, eliminating 15-20 minutes of a traditional UV salon service. An auto hand sensor automatically comes on to a preset time when the hand is placed into the light. Multiple cure settings include 10, 20, 30, and 40 seconds. In between services nail techs can clean the light by removing the tray and sanitizing it.

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<p>Ten seconds is all you need to cure base and top coat in <a href="http://buynailsdirect.com/">Geluv</a>&rsquo;s LED lamp. Thirty and 60 second settings are also on the 30-watt lamp. All five fingers fit in the lamp and the bottom is removable for feet. Equipped with a one-year warranty, this lamp is lightweight and comfortable enough to be sanitized and moved easily.</p>
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Ten seconds is all you need to cure base and top coat in Geluv’s LED lamp. Thirty and 60 second settings are also on the 30-watt lamp. All five fingers fit in the lamp and the bottom is removable for feet. Equipped with a one-year warranty, this lamp is lightweight and comfortable enough to be sanitized and moved easily.

<p><a href="http://opi.com/#EYZeZTTygew7olRV.97">OPI&rsquo;</a>s new Studio LED light effortlessly cures GelColor for a premium, long-lasting manicure. Housed in a sleek, white casing for the modern, upscale salon, finger separators are built-in to prevent color from smudging while curing.</p>
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OPI’s new Studio LED light effortlessly cures GelColor for a premium, long-lasting manicure. Housed in a sleek, white casing for the modern, upscale salon, finger separators are built-in to prevent color from smudging while curing.

<p><a href="http://geltwo.com/">Gel II</a>&rsquo;s Pro-Cure Cordless Rechargeable Lamp has an automatic digital timer with motion sensor and safety auto-off. Because it&rsquo;s cordless and rechargeable, this lamp can be used to make house calls or set up in the salon. The lamp charges completely in two hours and has 1.3 hours of use. The battery sensor is located on the back display to indicate the amount of charge left.</p>
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Gel II’s Pro-Cure Cordless Rechargeable Lamp has an automatic digital timer with motion sensor and safety auto-off. Because it’s cordless and rechargeable, this lamp can be used to make house calls or set up in the salon. The lamp charges completely in two hours and has 1.3 hours of use. The battery sensor is located on the back display to indicate the amount of charge left.

<p><a href="http://dashingdivapro.com/">Dashing Diva</a>&rsquo;s LED LightPod is compact with ergonomic design features for hand positioning and uniform exposure to light. It&rsquo;s compatible with all LED gel-polish types. The lamp&rsquo;s light expectancy is 50,000 hours, utilizing 36 bulbs that emit 7.2 watts.</p>
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Dashing Diva’s LED LightPod is compact with ergonomic design features for hand positioning and uniform exposure to light. It’s compatible with all LED gel-polish types. The lamp’s light expectancy is 50,000 hours, utilizing 36 bulbs that emit 7.2 watts.

<p><a href="http://www.biosculpturegel.com/">Bio Sculpture Gel</a>&rsquo;s new 12-watt LED technology saves up to 45 minutes per treatment. The lamp comes with a 12 month warranty and lasts up to 50,000 hours. It&rsquo;s lightweight and solvent-friendly. The stainless steel interior makes it easy to clean and the base is removable for pedicures.</p>
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Bio Sculpture Gel’s new 12-watt LED technology saves up to 45 minutes per treatment. The lamp comes with a 12 month warranty and lasts up to 50,000 hours. It’s lightweight and solvent-friendly. The stainless steel interior makes it easy to clean and the base is removable for pedicures.

<p><a href="http://www.vetro19.com/">Vetro</a>&rsquo;s LED lamp runs at 54 watts and has 5-, 10-, and 20-second cure settings. The removable bottom has grooves built in so nail extensions can cure with the form on them. Inside the hand plate are raised dots so the client can feel where her fingers should go.</p>
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Vetro’s LED lamp runs at 54 watts and has 5-, 10-, and 20-second cure settings. The removable bottom has grooves built in so nail extensions can cure with the form on them. Inside the hand plate are raised dots so the client can feel where her fingers should go.

<p><a href="http://www.orlybeauty.com/">Orly</a>&rsquo;s LED 800FX Professional cures five fingers simultaneously and boasts energy-efficient and ergonomic design. The removable panel at the bottom slides out to cure toenails with ease. Preset digital display timer of 10, 20, and 30 seconds comes with coordinating light intensity of low, medium, and high. Sensitive clients can enjoy the low light output/30-second setting.</p>
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Orly’s LED 800FX Professional cures five fingers simultaneously and boasts energy-efficient and ergonomic design. The removable panel at the bottom slides out to cure toenails with ease. Preset digital display timer of 10, 20, and 30 seconds comes with coordinating light intensity of low, medium, and high. Sensitive clients can enjoy the low light output/30-second setting.

<p><a href="http://bynubar.com/">Nubar</a>&rsquo;s LED300 UV Lamp has an easy-to-use compact design that comes with a removable tray for pedicures. The power switch is available for both 110- and 220-volt powerful 30-watt LED bulbs. The preset digital timer has 10-, 20-, and 30-second settings to cure Gelicure products.</p>
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Nubar’s LED300 UV Lamp has an easy-to-use compact design that comes with a removable tray for pedicures. The power switch is available for both 110- and 220-volt powerful 30-watt LED bulbs. The preset digital timer has 10-, 20-, and 30-second settings to cure Gelicure products.

<p>Small and compact, <a href="http://www.youngnails.com/">Young Nails</a>&rsquo; mini LED light is ideal for the nail tech on the go or one who wants more space at her nail station. The mini lamp comes with a 30-second timer and automatic shut off and can be used on both hands and feet. A 40,000 hour lifetime ensures plenty of use.</p>
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Small and compact, Young Nails’ mini LED light is ideal for the nail tech on the go or one who wants more space at her nail station. The mini lamp comes with a 30-second timer and automatic shut off and can be used on both hands and feet. A 40,000 hour lifetime ensures plenty of use.

<p>With the development of<a href="http://www.nsinails.com/"> NSI</a> Secrets Nail Art, Secrets Removable Gel, and Go Color, a new LED lamp was a must. The new LED lamp from NSI will completely photo-polymerize Secrets and Go Color chemistry. Other features of the lamp include removable reflector tray, touchscreen timer, and easy-to-clean surface that&rsquo;s impervious to acetone.</p>
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With the development of NSI Secrets Nail Art, Secrets Removable Gel, and Go Color, a new LED lamp was a must. The new LED lamp from NSI will completely photo-polymerize Secrets and Go Color chemistry. Other features of the lamp include removable reflector tray, touchscreen timer, and easy-to-clean surface that’s impervious to acetone.

<p>Created with Safelight Technology, the <a href="http://gelish.com/">Gelish</a> 18G LED light protects clients&rsquo; and nail technicians&rsquo; eyes by limiting light exposure. Built with 18 2-watt LED lights, the lamp also has a removable wrist guard and removable magnetic tray, making it easy to clean and pedicure friendly.</p>
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Created with Safelight Technology, the Gelish 18G LED light protects clients’ and nail technicians’ eyes by limiting light exposure. Built with 18 2-watt LED lights, the lamp also has a removable wrist guard and removable magnetic tray, making it easy to clean and pedicure friendly.

<p>The Gelfinity 30-watt UV/ LED Lamp is a powerful lamp designed to work perfectly with any Gelfinity hard or soak-off gels from <a href="http://kupainc.com/">KUPA</a>. The built-in timer allows for 10-, 30-, 60-, or 90- second cures and includes an automatic motion&nbsp;sensor that will activate the light when clients place their hands into the lamp. The lamp comes complete with auto switching transformer that is compatible with&nbsp;both 110- or 220-volt power sources.</p>
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The Gelfinity 30-watt UV/ LED Lamp is a powerful lamp designed to work perfectly with any Gelfinity hard or soak-off gels from KUPA. The built-in timer allows for 10-, 30-, 60-, or 90- second cures and includes an automatic motion sensor that will activate the light when clients place their hands into the lamp. The lamp comes complete with auto switching transformer that is compatible with both 110- or 220-volt power sources.

<p><a href="http://cuccio.com/index.php">Cuccio</a>&rsquo;s new MaxPro5 is a mini curing lamp that works on all five fingers. Strategically placed LED lights ensure even curing. The light, portable weight of the lamp makes it ideal for mobile techs or for sharing in the salon. The bottom is removable and dual-sided, one side for hands and the other is slightly more elevated for gel pedicures. Three different timer settings include 10, 30, and 60 seconds.</p>
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Cuccio’s new MaxPro5 is a mini curing lamp that works on all five fingers. Strategically placed LED lights ensure even curing. The light, portable weight of the lamp makes it ideal for mobile techs or for sharing in the salon. The bottom is removable and dual-sided, one side for hands and the other is slightly more elevated for gel pedicures. Three different timer settings include 10, 30, and 60 seconds.

<p><a href="http://cnd.com/">CND</a>&rsquo;s new LED Lamp is meant to be used with CND Shellac Brand Xpress5 Top Coat for faster-than-ever service time. The lamp utilizes 3C technology to cure all five fingers or toes in half the time of a CND UV lamp. Optic mirrors target UV exposure to the nail area only. Pre-set timers are available for each service step, ensuring a precise cure. This lamp works with both CND Shellac and Brisa Gel.</p>
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CND’s new LED Lamp is meant to be used with CND Shellac Brand Xpress5 Top Coat for faster-than-ever service time. The lamp utilizes 3C technology to cure all five fingers or toes in half the time of a CND UV lamp. Optic mirrors target UV exposure to the nail area only. Pre-set timers are available for each service step, ensuring a precise cure. This lamp works with both CND Shellac and Brisa Gel.

<p><a href="http://www.christrio.com/">Christrio</a>&rsquo;s Bow LED Lamp is the newest addition to the Christrio line. The bow design and pink and purple options offer nail salons a modern option for d&eacute;cor. The lamp is light, compact, and portable with a scratch-resistant finish. The lifespan of 50,000 hours and 6 watt power means you will never have to replace the bulbs. With no bottom, you can easily place the lamp over nails. One press of the button provides power for 30 seconds at a time.</p>
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Christrio’s Bow LED Lamp is the newest addition to the Christrio line. The bow design and pink and purple options offer nail salons a modern option for décor. The lamp is light, compact, and portable with a scratch-resistant finish. The lifespan of 50,000 hours and 6 watt power means you will never have to replace the bulbs. With no bottom, you can easily place the lamp over nails. One press of the button provides power for 30 seconds at a time.

<p><a href="http://caceeinc.com/">Cacee</a>&rsquo;s new LED capsule cures&nbsp; a whole hand at once. The top of the lamp has a groove for arm resting when doing clients&rsquo; nails. The 2.25 watts for 16 bulbs promotes fast curing with an output of 36 watts. Automatic sensors detect movement when hands or feet are placed in the lamp, reducing energy usage and costs, and prolonging the life of the lamp (it should last up to 55,000 hours). The lamp display screen and light automatically turn off at the end of each countdown.</p>
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Cacee’s new LED capsule cures  a whole hand at once. The top of the lamp has a groove for arm resting when doing clients’ nails. The 2.25 watts for 16 bulbs promotes fast curing with an output of 36 watts. Automatic sensors detect movement when hands or feet are placed in the lamp, reducing energy usage and costs, and prolonging the life of the lamp (it should last up to 55,000 hours). The lamp display screen and light automatically turn off at the end of each countdown.

<p>The four-finger LED lamp from <a href="http://www.akzentz.com/">Akzentz</a> is designed for rapid amd efficient curing. Ten bulbs guarantee years of reliable performance without variation in curing time or quality. Timer settings vary between 5, 20, and 30 seconds. A patented eye shield limits light exposure.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
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The four-finger LED lamp from Akzentz is designed for rapid amd efficient curing. Ten bulbs guarantee years of reliable performance without variation in curing time or quality. Timer settings vary between 5, 20, and 30 seconds. A patented eye shield limits light exposure.    

<p><a href="http://www.naillabo.us/">Nail Labo</a> USA&rsquo;s third-generation Presto LED Light Ange is compact and lightweight. The light comes with an LED Light Stand to position the client&rsquo;s hand properly and better cure the thumb.</p>
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Nail Labo USA’s third-generation Presto LED Light Ange is compact and lightweight. The light comes with an LED Light Stand to position the client’s hand properly and better cure the thumb.

<p><a href="http://www.lightelegance.com/">Light Elegance</a>&rsquo;s new pink UV/LED lamp has an automatic 30-second or two-minute timer depending on whether you want to use UV or LED. The bulb in the back turns red when it needs to be changed. The sleek, colorful lamp will fit easily and stylishly into any workspace.</p>
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Light Elegance’s new pink UV/LED lamp has an automatic 30-second or two-minute timer depending on whether you want to use UV or LED. The bulb in the back turns red when it needs to be changed. The sleek, colorful lamp will fit easily and stylishly into any workspace.

<p><a href="http://lechatnails.com/">LeChat</a>&rsquo;s new Integlow LED lamp comes with Surface Mounted Device LED lights. The sleek design of the lamp is illuminated with hand sensor activation, energy saving on-and-off button, a removable hand place, and LED digital timer display with 30- and 60-second memory settings. This 40-watt lamp is guaranteed to give a precise and intelligent cure.</p>
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LeChat’s new Integlow LED lamp comes with Surface Mounted Device LED lights. The sleek design of the lamp is illuminated with hand sensor activation, energy saving on-and-off button, a removable hand place, and LED digital timer display with 30- and 60-second memory settings. This 40-watt lamp is guaranteed to give a precise and intelligent cure.

<p><a href="http://www.jessicacosmetics.com/">Jessica</a>&rsquo;s Pro-LED 30 light complements GELeration Soak-Off Gel-Polish. This energy-efficient light source lasts for 45,000 working hours, curing nails within 10-30 seconds. It auto activates when hands are positioned correctly on the device.</p>
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Jessica’s Pro-LED 30 light complements GELeration Soak-Off Gel-Polish. This energy-efficient light source lasts for 45,000 working hours, curing nails within 10-30 seconds. It auto activates when hands are positioned correctly on the device.

<p><a href="http://ibdbeauty.com/">IBD</a>&rsquo;s Jet LED lamp is 40 watts and comes with a 10-, 30-, and 60-second built-in timer that lasts for approximately 50,000 hours with automatic time reset and no replacement bulbs needed. A removable tray makes pedicures and sanitation easy. An adjustable lamp height for pedicures also makes this lamp easy on the feet.</p>
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IBD’s Jet LED lamp is 40 watts and comes with a 10-, 30-, and 60-second built-in timer that lasts for approximately 50,000 hours with automatic time reset and no replacement bulbs needed. A removable tray makes pedicures and sanitation easy. An adjustable lamp height for pedicures also makes this lamp easy on the feet.

<p>The<a href="http://ezflow.com/"> EZFlow</a> LED light system is a 40-watt lamp designed to cure all LED gels and gel-polishes. It comes with an on/off auto sensor, built-in timer, removable tray for pedicures, and automatic time reset. The lamp lasts for approximately 50,000 hours with no bulb replacement needed.</p>
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The EZFlow LED light system is a 40-watt lamp designed to cure all LED gels and gel-polishes. It comes with an on/off auto sensor, built-in timer, removable tray for pedicures, and automatic time reset. The lamp lasts for approximately 50,000 hours with no bulb replacement needed.

<p>The high-speed LED lamp from <a href="http://www.essie.com/">Essie </a>guarantees ergonomic design and smudge-free manicures and pedicures. Inside is a 360-degree mirror finish to ensure light distribution, with nine targeted lights curing at a fast speed. Time memory sensor and automatic activation streamline the curing process and ensure accuracy. The Essie LED lamp is sold as part of the gel system and not sold separately.</p>
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The high-speed LED lamp from Essie guarantees ergonomic design and smudge-free manicures and pedicures. Inside is a 360-degree mirror finish to ensure light distribution, with nine targeted lights curing at a fast speed. Time memory sensor and automatic activation streamline the curing process and ensure accuracy. The Essie LED lamp is sold as part of the gel system and not sold separately.

<p>Designed for quick and complete gel curing service, <a href="http://entitybeauty.com/">Entity</a> LED Gel Light cures gel-polish to create nails with a high-shine, scratch-resistant and durable finish. With its sleek, compact construction, the Entity LED Gel Light cures all five fingers at once, making salon services fast and efficient. The light features touchscreen pre-set timers (10, 20, and 60 seconds) with red light to readily cure gel nails effortlessly, while both client and nail tech view the cure times together. In addition, the detachable stainless reflector lends itself to effortless cleaning. Nail technicians can remove the tray and clean the entire light with ease in between services.</p>
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Designed for quick and complete gel curing service, Entity LED Gel Light cures gel-polish to create nails with a high-shine, scratch-resistant and durable finish. With its sleek, compact construction, the Entity LED Gel Light cures all five fingers at once, making salon services fast and efficient. The light features touchscreen pre-set timers (10, 20, and 60 seconds) with red light to readily cure gel nails effortlessly, while both client and nail tech view the cure times together. In addition, the detachable stainless reflector lends itself to effortless cleaning. Nail technicians can remove the tray and clean the entire light with ease in between services.

<p><a href="http://bioseaweedgel.com/">Bio Seaweed Gel</a>&rsquo;s new cordless and rechargeable LED light offers over 5,000 hours of use. Automatic sensor activation and countdown screen combined with top handle portability makes this lamp easy for techs to use. Sound and light charger indicators alert techs when recharging is needed. This lamp is acetone resistant and doesn&rsquo;t require batteries or replacement bulbs. Clean the lamp with 70%-90% alcohol (the bottom tray is removable).</p>
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Bio Seaweed Gel’s new cordless and rechargeable LED light offers over 5,000 hours of use. Automatic sensor activation and countdown screen combined with top handle portability makes this lamp easy for techs to use. Sound and light charger indicators alert techs when recharging is needed. This lamp is acetone resistant and doesn’t require batteries or replacement bulbs. Clean the lamp with 70%-90% alcohol (the bottom tray is removable).

<p><a href="http://artisticnaildesign.com/">Artistic</a> Nail Design&rsquo;s Pro 30 LED light cures all five fingers simultaneously with even coverage on every angle of the nail. Eight diamond reflectors maximize the LED power to expedite cure time, eliminating 15-20 minutes of a traditional UV salon service. An auto hand sensor automatically comes on to a preset time when the hand is placed into the light. Multiple cure settings include 10, 20, 30, and 40 seconds. In between services nail techs can clean the light by removing the tray and sanitizing it.</p>
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Artistic Nail Design’s Pro 30 LED light cures all five fingers simultaneously with even coverage on every angle of the nail. Eight diamond reflectors maximize the LED power to expedite cure time, eliminating 15-20 minutes of a traditional UV salon service. An auto hand sensor automatically comes on to a preset time when the hand is placed into the light. Multiple cure settings include 10, 20, 30, and 40 seconds. In between services nail techs can clean the light by removing the tray and sanitizing it.

In the beginning there was the UV-CFL lamp. These lamps emit a broad range of UV light – with only a portion of it actually curing the gel – requiring longer cure time. LED lamps emit the right amount of the specific UV-A wavelength needed to cure LED-curable gels, so they cure much faster. Since faster curing equals more time to take another client (and thus make more money), LED lamps are appealing to busy techs.


For new LED lamp owners it’s important to know how to maintain a lamp to get maximum use out of it. Because of a lamp’s build, it should be easy to clean. “Proper storage is key to maintaining a good gel lamp. Placing it in a safe and secure space while not in use is ideal to keep it in good condition,” says Orly spa manager Kelly Bannon. “To ensure a clean appearance, you want to make sure that the lamp is being thoroughly cleansed of any residue between clients.” While the lamp is in use, pay attention to the cords (although several models are now cordless) and placement of the lamp so that no tugging or pulling occurs. While the exterior of a lamp can vary a bit, many have similar settings so that nail techs investing in a new LED lamp can be up to speed in no time. So long as a client’s hands and feet are placed correctly in the lamp, nails should have contact with lights to cure properly.

Nail tech Melba Mosley demonstrates reflexology techniques on colleague Apryl Moore, while...

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