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The Best UV and LED Curing Lamps for Gel Manicure on Amazon

Updated on April 13, 2015

UV and LED Curing Lamps With the Best Reviews on Amazon

As gel manicures continue to grow in popularity, so does the demand for gel nail polish curing lamps. The two types of lamps that can be used cure gel manicures are UV and LED. With the growing number of curing lamps in the market, it can be a daunting task to finally decide on the most suitable product.

When choosing a curing lamp that is best for you, read on the reviews from verified customers. If you will have to shop for good brands, the go for the ones that have been tried and tested by actual users, of course.

There is a wide range of choices available for UV and LED lamps, from lower 6-watt LED to 54W UV or even to the higher voltage ones. Model sizes also vary. The smaller ones fit 4 fingers. Others can accommodate one hand. The larger ones can handle two hands at the same time.

Among the available brands in the market I would recommend MelodySusie, considering the affordable price and high specifications. Let us take a look at what MelodySusie has to offer.


UV Nail Curing Lamps

This type of lamp is powered by UV light which uses electromagnetic waves which are basically invisible to the human eye. The curing time would normally take around 90 – 120 seconds but it can be used on all types of gel polishes. It uses UV bulbs which comes with the set upon purchase. These bulbs can serve well up to 50,000 hours or approximately 4-6 months of regular use. Some users can extend the lifespan of the lamp bulbs. It really depends on the frequency of use. Forgetting to replace the lamps will cause unsatisfactory output. Not to worry, these products are covered by 1 year warranty. UV curing lamps are also generally cheaper than LED lamps.

UV lamps can be used with various kinds of UV products, such as UV Top Coat / UV Builder Gel / UV Basic Coat etc. If you use the wrong product, your gel might be peel and crack. This UV nail dryer can work with UV GEL Nail Polish such as following brands of gel polish:
CND Shellac Color Coat, CND Shellac Top Coat, CND Shellac Base Coat, any UV Gel nail polish
Among all the UV lamps, I would suggest the 36W UV lamp.

UV Nail Lamp

LED Nail Curing Lamps

LED nail curing lamps uses LED bulbs that need no changing. Although it can be more expensive than UV lamps, it offers faster curing time in 30 to 60 seconds. This lamp can only be used for gel nail polishes specifically designed for LED technology which means not all gel polishes can be cured using this lamp. The good thing about it is that you won’t have to worry about the changing of bulbs.

Different shapes and sizes of LED curing lamps are available in the market. See what suits your lifestyle. Some models have colors to choose from. The curing time for these lamps is between 10 – 90 seconds. The surface of these lamps are made with ABS material. All these models have preset timer functions. What makes one stand out from the others? The price and the value for the customer’s money’s worth. The feedback from customers will tell you much about the performance of the product and the customers’ satisfaction level.

The LED lamps cure all LED compatible gel polish. When you cure with an LED lamp, you need to make sure that your gel polishes are LED compatible. This particular type of nail dryer can work with LED Gel polish brands such as the following:

  • Harmony Gelish Soak Off Series
  • Gelish MINI System
  • Gelcolor Nail Polish
  • Orly Gel FX, Red Carpet Led Gel Polish
  • Gelicious GEL Nail Polish

There may be other brands in the market that can also work with LED lamps but so far, these are the more tried and tested ones.

Last but not the least, if you want a more efficient experience in gel manicure, you could try out a higher voltage of 24-watt LED. It may be more expensive, but it has double the 12-watt curing power and cures better. Timers of 15-30-60 seconds are perfect. I think it is worth spending a little extra.


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