Do LED Lamps Use UV Light To Cure Gels? June 18 2015, 0 Comments

The simple answer is Yes! LED lamps similar to more traditional compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) use ultraviolet light to cure or harden gels during a gel manicure. The main difference between LED and CFL lamps (the ones with the U-shaped bulbs) is that the LED lamps use ultraviolet light in a narrower wavelength range and at a greater intensity. This enables the gels to cure quicker.

As you can imagine, using LED lamps not developed for a specific UV gel or using one lamp for all gel products can lead to improperly cured gel manicures. See Do LED Lamps Use UV Light To Cure Gels? for more details.

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