Viking Sun F71 Combi 100w Tanning Lamps
These are excellent premium quality tanning lamps. These are Viking Sun Combi Lamps, which means they have a pink end that covers about a quater of the lamp, that end of the lamp is designed to be a face tanning end (of course it works on feet if you were to want to lay the other way in the tanning unit) that end of the lamp contains more A ray which helps you face get darker faster.
Keep in mind your face is harder to tan than you mid section. Because you face is exposed to UV light more often it has more resistance to the light rays. The rest of the lamp is a mixture of UVA and UVB that is normally found in a tanning lamp. The benefit in using these lamps in most cases is that you can increase the results without increasing the time.
When you are considering lamps it is important to note that the premium lamps are rated at 1000 hours or more. Other lamps that you will find may only give you 400 to 600 hours of use. Tanning lamps will light up for more hours than the 1000 hours that I mentioned but they lose their ability to tan.
Lamps for your tanning unit can make a huge difference as to the results you or your customers enjoy. When ordering lamps it is very important to choose just the right lamp and of course when you order you have to know what size lamp you are ordering. (Price shown is for on lamp).
For instance tanning lamps have several sizes that are most common although there are a few others: F71, F72 and F73 are the most common of the tanning unit lamps, some less common sizes are F15, F74, F75 and F79. So it is very important that you know which it is you need before you order. In addition to the F number you also need to know the UVB number that you need. Now that could be numbers like 3.3, 4.5, 5.0, 6.0, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5 and so on. These UVB numbers are very important so you know the strength of the lamp you need or the strength of the lamp you choose to use. If you are purchasing a lamp for a commercial tanning unit (one that is used in a public place for customers) you may be needing a lamp that is compatible with the one that came in that tanning unit. Some states regulate what strength of lamp you are allowed to use in your commercial tanning unit, meaning if it was purchased with at 5.0 lamp in it, then they mandate you to only put replacement lamps in it that are that same strength, if you are uncertain about your states regulations in regards to tanning units, you might want to check with them, not all states are regulated.
If you are getting lamps for your private tanning unit, then there is no regulation, you use any strength you choose. For instance a 5.0 lamp is a solid twenty minute tanning lamp where an 8.5 or a 9.5 lamp is really a 10 minute lamp. So when you are lamping your own tanning unit and it currently is a twenty minute unit you may like the idea of getting more results faster. It can be done by changing to higher UVB lamps. If you do change to more intense lamps than you are using in the unit just remember that you will be getting more from the lamp faster so use caution to insure that you do not get a sunburn.
In addition to the F number and UVB numbers it is important that you know some lamps have an R with the number which means there is a reflector in the lamp that increases the tanning results by intensifing the light rays. If you notice almost all tanning units come with a reflector behind the lamps to give you more results faster, well the addition of the tanning lamp with a reflector has added another level of strength behind the light rays. Keep in mind when you have regulations as to what lamps you can use, that reflector may or may not be approved. A lamp would not be approved for commercial use if your tanning unit did not originally come with lamps that had reflectors so be sure to check closely. Again for personal use, you can use them so you can achieve even better results, faster.
One last thing that you need to know is what wattage of a lamp you need: You will see HO on some lamps, VHO on others and even VHR on some and VLR on some others. HO is High Output and generally a 100 watt lamp. VHO means Very High Output and that generally is a 160 watt lamp. VHR is most generally a 160 watt lamp with an internal reflector and then the VLR lamp is a 100 watt reflector lamp. These are not the only markings that will give you the information you need, but they are very common. All lamps should say if they are 80 watt, 100 watt, 105 watt, 120 watt, 140 watt, 160 watt, 170 watt. 180 watt or even 200 watt. If you are at all confused, please just call us toll free at1-800-795-9520, we can help.
So if you need lamps I hope this will help you understand what we need to know in order to send you the proper lamps for you. If you have any questions about tanning lamps, give us a call and we can gladly go over it with you. Our toll free number is 1-800-795-9520.
We can sell lamps, one at a time but we prefer that you order in quantites of 12, 24, 36, 48 etc. The reason for that is so that we can ship them to you without them breaking.
The shipping cost shown is for a set of 24 Tanning Lamps, if you order 12 lamps the price for shipping is similar because of the way they have to be packed in order to make sure they are going to arrive safely. Remember any questions you might have can be solved by calling us. If you want to ship less lamps we would like to have you call for proper pricing, toll free 1-800-795-9520.
You can order lamps on line at www.desertviking.com or by telephone, toll free at 1-800-795-9520.
Lamps are available from Desert Viking Distributing on line at www.desertviking.com or if you would rather phone your order in and ask questions of one of our customer service specialists the number to call toll free is 1-800-795-9520.