Hybrid nail curing lamp – which one to choose? LED or UV?

Hybrid nail curing lamp – which one to choose? LED or UV?

by Indigo Nails
4 min. reading

Curing, the final stage of the nail design process, is actually the icing on the cake – the last element for the final effect. In case of insufficient power or type of light, we can significantly extend the time and even make it impossible to envision our designs for a unique nail. That’s why choosing the right hybrid nail curing lamp is a priority.

UV lamp – a classic solution that you should know more about

UV lamps, which are still the most popular devices of this type, cure gel and hybrid nail polishes, but not always with equal results. Theoretically, we can buy a 9W lamp for as little as PLN 29, but is it worth taking the risk? Exactly. After all, a manicure that ripples and comes off quickly is a nightmare that has put many customers off home experiments with hybrid nail polishes. A professional nail design performed in a salon is on a completely different level – to ensure that even heavily pigmented colours and all effects cure without any problems, we need to invest in a 36W device. Professional UV nail lamps offer a broad spectrum of light, so they cure both gel (also coloured ones!) and hybrid nail polishes. The only downside is that the curing process takes longer.

LED lamp – is it really revolutionary?

Since these type of lamps appeared on the market, they have immediately gained a huge group of supporters. Unfortunately, not every lamp is equally good, so as with a UV lamp we should first of all avoid devices with less power to make sure that our nail design is completely cured, and the effects last longer. A bridge shaped curing lamp does not disperse light evenly, hence it provides a poorer effect on the sides and ends of nails. Therefore, LED lamps should have a power rating of at least 36W, but preferably 48W. The biggest advantage of LED lamps is the reduction of working time by at least 50%. Many manufacturers boast that a professional hybrid nail curing lamp guarantees 100% curing in just a few seconds, but you need to know that this does not apply to all products. For gel nail polishes, the product must contain a large number of photo initiators in order to cure in an LED light. It is also important to remember that we will not be providing every customer with a hybrid manicure on the natural nail plate and that we won’t be using just one type of gel. Therefore, when choosing the right lamp, it’s good to make sure that the products we use, e.g.  Take Your Time, cure in a classic LED lamp.

MultiLed nail curing lamp – a reliable lamp using the latest Dual LED technology

The combination of UV and LED light spectrum is the answer to the most common nail art problems.

To put it simply, the MultiLed nail curing lamp is a multi-purpose device – it completes the curing of all Indigo products without exception, both gel and hybrid nail polishes. Different exposure options – 30, 60, and 90 seconds – give you full control over the curing process, and the intelligent Soft button can gradually increase its power, which is particularly important when using builder gels. An additional advantage the display is also on the customer’s side, so she can control what’s happening to her nails, which increases her comfort and confidence in the nail artist. Because the MultiLed Hybrid nail curing lamp is fitted with an automatic motion sensor that detects the actual location of the hand, the curing process takes place quickly, efficiently and without any problems. Despite its small size, the lamp will perfectly cure both manicures and pedicures (the removable magnetic tray makes it easier to keep the device clean).

Which hybrid nail curing lamp is best for you?

A nail curing lamp is a basic tool of every nail artist, so let’s summarize three principles that are worth following when choosing:

  1. We need to consider the products we work with to make sure they cure completely.
  2. It is best to choose devices with a high power rating – 36W is the minimum for professional use.
  3. If in doubt, it’s always worth asking other professionals. The best products simply defend themselves.

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