Unlike in the old days, doing your own gel manicures with a nail lamp is much more affordable than you think. I kid you not; the gadgets are widely available (and come in all shapes, features, and sizes to suit your needs.) that doing your own manicure at home is a breeze. And specifically, we’re leaning more onto LED nail lamps when it comes to doing your nails. Here’s why.
A LED nail lamp is primarily used to cure and set gel nail polish into the hard state as they won’t harden thoroughly under normal light and yes, they also work wonders for other types of nail polish.
The light produced a specific wavelength to activate the chemicals in the gel nail polish, making it harden and to set in place for long. Done correctly, gel manicures look pristine all day and unlikely to chip even after a couple of weeks – which means fewer trips to the salon to touch up your manicures!
The reason why LED nail lamps are considered to be a must-have is the gadget is portable enough to use and saves you a lot of money in the long run, especially if you regularly use a gel nail polish. One session of manicure sets you at $40, and that’s equivalent to nearly $700 a year.
On the technical side, LED tail lamps are the better option compared to UV nail lamps as the Light Emitting Diode bulbs last long up to 50,000 hours (approximately 5 years of use imagine that.). LED nail lamps are portable and generally on the lighter side that you can take it anywhere at your convenience, especially during travel.
Although curing time varies from model to model, you can be sure that for LED nail lamps, the general curing tie is mere 30-60 seconds, way shorter than the usual UV nail lamps that need 3 minutes or so for the nail polish to set.
Gel Nail Dryer- Best LED Nail Lamp Machine To Purchase
One of the top lists of LED nail lamp that we reviewed, SUNUV 24W LED UV Light Nail Gel Dryer combines both LED and UV lamp in one device so you can use it cure almost all type of nail gels.
The compact size of the machine is ideal for both home and professional use, with the bulb that lasts up to 500,000 hours that you don’t have to worry to replace the light source at all. All you need to to do is to plug in the gadget, and you’re ready to start!
Right in the machine built with 18 bulbs of 24W power light source. The low power consumption and auto sensor also means the device won’t get overheated, and you can use it conveniently and continuously (a handy feature if you’re planning to use for commercial use), with wide space to cure nail polish either hand or foot in our opinion, the space is considered to be wide enough for most hand sizes.
We love that it comes with a multifunctional feature; you can choose either 99 seconds curing time or divide it in 30 or 60 seconds, making it suitable for most nail styles that require different drying time.
MiroPure 36W UV LED Nail Lamp is a superior product that has a double light source (24 UV, LED Light) that covers a wide range of light wavelengths to cover most types of nail gels (including OPI and CND Shellac) that we think this gadget is lean more for professional use.
Comes with four timer settings (10s, 30s, 60s, and 99s.) for higher precision in curing nail gel polish, with the 99s mode the temperature increases gradually to fully cure nail gels. But don’t fret as to counter a potential over heating problem, the LED nail lamp is designed to have a hole dissipation design that it cools the machine at 30 seconds, as well as a bulti-in sensor to resets itself into low-power operation to protect your hand.
MelodySusie Portable LED Nail Lamp is popular among nail gel enthusiasts – the LED nail lamp is made to cure your nail gel up to 50% faster compared with other brands, with relatively lower heat setting. A one button-style that;’s easy to use; press once to cure your nail polish for 60 seconds while pressing the button twice sets the timer in 45 seconds.
The downside is as most users noted that the nail lamp is rather small for US-size that you need to cure the nail gel at the thumb before continuing the rest.
Another MelodySusie Portable LED Nail Lamp, this beauty is made for both home and professional use, with 60 LED bulbs that can shorten your curing time also up to 50%, with product design to block brightness and glare from the bulb – a bonus point that we think useful for anyone having concern for UV light catches our eyes, especially for either heavy user and/or commercial use.
And we love that this machine has a 4 timer setting (30s 60s 99s and 30min) that you can easily control and gives a precise curing time. And compared with the other MelodySusie nail lamp, this one runs relatively big that it fits most hand/foot sizes.
We decided to review a nail gel starter kit on top of LED nail lamps as the kits are what you need if you are a beginner in gel nail polish and you have no idea where to start.
Gellen Home Nail Gel Starter Kit (this one is holiday version.) comes with a professional grade LED nail lamp, gel nail polish (as well as a base coat, top coat, and others), tools needed for a manicure, nail art templates and stickers for you to decorate your nail.
Another nail gel polish starter kit, with this one, covers everything you need (and plus some) with 85 pieces in one kit. The nail lamp covers all kinds of UV and/or LED gel-based products in 30s, 60s, 90s time setting for precise curing time.
Connects with a USB cable that we think it’s impressive and convenient as it means you can use it almost anywhere.