How to Compare Tanning Beds
Posted on July 12, 2011
Tanning beds are more common today than they were 25 years ago. Previously, tanning salons used to be the primary source for tanning bed usage. Today however, tanning beds are quite commonplace which makes choosing the best tanning bed to purchase a more difficult decision.
Here are a few tips to help you make a decision quickly and easily:
Although price may be a leading factor, there are many other variables to look at when purchasing a tanning bed. The amount of space available for the tanning bed installation is an important point to keep in mind, while choosing a tanning bed. There are different sizes of beds available, and the appropriate bed will have to be picked accordingly.
A few features you may want to look for in a tanning bed would be whether the bed has a face tanner, an hour meter to track usage and the types & quality of the reflectors.
Factors that will determine how it holds up under use also need to be considered. These can be factors such as the size of the tanning surface to quality of the plexiglass finish.
One of the deciding factors should be the total number of lamps and how easily you can order them or locate them when they need replacing. This is of extreme importance as the lamps are the primary maintenance item on a tanning bed.
Finally, you need to consider whether or not the bed runs on 120 volts or 240 volts and if you have the correct electrical receptacle available or can install the correct receptacle for the tanning bed.