By means of a LED lamp for drying of nails the procedure of manicure providing drawing on nails gel varnish or shellac is reduced many times. Material under the influence of the radiation allocated by LED bulbs completely dries within ten-fifty seconds whereas when drying in a classical UF-lamp this stage of procedure makes from two to three minutes.
So, having skill, completely it is possible to make manicure gel varnish for half an hour whereas when using an ultra-violet lamp procedure can drag on for an hour.
Features of LED devices
LED lamps for drying of nails are small devices in which there is a hardening (polymerization) applied on nails gel varnish, shellac, and also a basic layer and a finishing covering. The device isn't suitable for acryle as the main component at the expense of which there is a polymerization of this material, acid whereas gel varnish stiffens under the influence of ultraviolet rays of a certain wave is.
Such wave only the qualitative lamp therefore experts advise is capable to give not to chase cheap products, and to get models of recognized brands, surely having examined comments on them on the sites. Low-quality devices aren't capable to give the sufficient length of a light beam that there was a polymerization of the covering applied on a nail though to heat and slightly are capable to dry shellac. Therefore the varnish fixed by means of such devices long doesn't keep.
As well as classical ultra-violet devices, shellac dry up ICE lamp at the expense of ultra-violet radiation. But, whereas classical models work at the expense of luminescent lamps, light-emitting diodes are installed in devices of new generation. Distinguish from advantages of LED devices not only opportunity quickly to cope with drying of the material applied on nails, but also that beams don't cause burning of a nail.
But it is necessary to work with such lamp carefully, for example, if the primer which is applied on a nail for the best coupling of gel with a nail, during drying incidentally appears on skin, will cause very painful feelings, and it will be difficult to be removed (according to reviews, two days don't descend).
ICE lamp is plus durability (if to speak about the high-quality device). Whereas average period of validity of the luminescent device is calculated on 3 thousand hours, the LED lamp is capable to serve 50 thousand hours that makes six years of continuous work. Unlike UF-lamps, over time capacities of radiation don't lose light-emitting diodes therefore it is possible not to be afraid that gel varnish up to the end won't grab and shellac will be underdried.
It is impossible to disregard that fact that ICE device in an operating mode is used by much less energy, than luminescent lamps that allows to save the considerable sum. For the same reason in the course of work the case of LED devices doesn't heat up. One more plus of the LED device that light-emitting diodes, unlike luminescent lamps, don't contain mercury therefore are safe for environment and don't demand special utilization.
But also shortcomings have ICE device. Because length of light waves that LED lamas radiate, differs from a wave of luminescent devices, the majority of light-emitting diodes are capable to work only with those types of varnishes which were developed especially for this device.
The matter is that classical devices radiate light in wider range, than LED lamps. Respectively, during drying of nails any gel varnish applied on nails finds "the wave" whereas the light-emitting diode possess smaller opportunities in the UF-lamp. Therefore before purchase of shellac, a basis or top covering, it is necessary to be convinced that it can be dried under LED bulbs. Otherwise the varnish can not dry.
However, recently there were devices (for example, SIMEI Hybrid) which combined the characteristics of LED and luminescent devices capable to cope with any kind gel varnish. They dry up the material applied on nails four times quicker, are calculated on 80 thousand business hours.
Strongly concede ICE device to luminescent lamps in the price: the LED lamp ten times more expensive than traditional analog is. Experts recommend to buy only qualitative models of known brands as cheap cope with a task badly, and time spent on polymerization of a covering leaves as much, as when drying by UF-lamps, and happens that shellac doesn't stiffen at all.
Parameters of lamps
The lamps intended for drying of nails possess various dimensions. Among them is as the bulky devices allowing to dry at once two hands, and more compact models. Some of them are provided only for manicure, but there are also such models that allow to make a pedicure. Mini-devices will be suitable for house use, the special attention upon purchase should be paid to the bulbs which are in the device, reflectors and another, the adaptations facilitating manicure.
The device usually is the closed case which has an aperture for hands (some other form the mini-device for house use can have). Upon purchase it is necessary to pay attention to that ultraviolet rays during drying didn't get to eyes at all.
Choosing a LED lamp for manicure, it is better to give preference to the device in which the counter of time is installed and autoshutdown function is provided. It allows not to watch time, gives the chance under the influence of an ultraviolet to hold hands time which is accurately specified in the instruction, without fears not finally dry or overdry.
At a choice ICE device for drying of nails, it is necessary to pay attention to power. For example, some sellers entice buyers cheap goods, selling the 2 W devices. If not to pay attention to these parameters, money will be thrown out on a wind.
LED lamps can be divided into two types – usual and superbright. Carry lamps with power up to 12 Watts to the usual (the mini-device from 6 to 9W quite will be suitable for work in house conditions, according to reviews). Carry devices to the superbright with higher power, 18 and 45 W enjoy special popularity.
It must be kept in mind: the lamp is stronger, the shellac will dry quicker. Therefore for work in salons it is better to get more powerful device: it reduces time of drying of nails, and therefore saves time and money.
Also at a choice of the device it is necessary to pay attention to reflectors that are in the device. Their main destination – effectively to extend light on lateral panels of the device. They will cope how well with a task, the gel varnish applied on nails will stiffen so quicker. Before purchase it is necessary to be convinced available qualitative mirror reflectors.
Mini-devices will be suitable for house manicure. For example, there are models of the Chinese producer under the name "bridge", they cost not much very much, but responses collected the good. They are made in the form of a receiver at the edges of which there are special adaptations which aren't allowing the device to slide. Products are calculated on low power (from 6 to 9W), some LED bulbs provide existence in a design.
Despite low power, many are happy with such device. Easy, compact, ICE lamp works from a network, as well as many, influences only certain types of gels. Though there are cases when didn't work even on the varnishes intended for a LED lamp, on the Internet it is a little such responses.
"Bridge" is calculated only on thirty seconds of work after which the lamp dies away. It isn't always convenient as gel varnish can be necessary for full polymerization about 45 seconds, but according to reviews, usually is enough: thin varnish coats of some producers are capable to dry in ten seconds. If it appears time insufficiently, the device can be turned on once again. As the timer isn't provided if it is necessary to dry material less than thirty seconds, time should be noted independently.
The shellac applied on fingers in such device can be dried in two ways. The first is more convenient and provides at first drying of four fingers, then – separately big. If to apply the second method, it is possible to dry up all fingers of a hand for time, but it is a little more difficult: to collect fingers in "small group", and the lamp should be held other hand suspended.
During polymerization, according to reviews, small heat on a nail plate is felt. Also women advise to protect skin of hands from influence of an ultraviolet: though the device which was more sparing than UF-lamps for manicure, in certain cases an integument after procedure becomes too dry. For this purpose it is possible to buy special gloves with the cut-off tips for nails. If they didn't manage to be found, women advise to cut off an old cotton glove.
Care of the device
That ICE lamp for manicure served as it is possible more long, it is necessary to look after them correctly. After each application it is necessary to check, whether fused in the device one or some bulbs. Though it and not so strongly affects quality of manicure as when using the UF-lamp, the speed of drying is slowed down, especially if device power low and LED bulbs is a little.
It is impossible to keep the device in the included state constantly. It can cause an overheat of the mechanism and lead to breakage of the device. If on the case of the device there were drops gel varnish, they should be removed. It is necessary to hook the stiffened weight carefully sharp subject. To use for this purpose solvents or other chemical means it is undesirable as they can negatively affect the case of the device and even to corrode it.
Before and after procedure it is obligatory to process the device a disinfectant. It is necessary to do it, having moistened a sponge in solution: it is impossible to raspylivat as means can get on contacts and spoil them. If time of polymerization exceeds specified in the instruction twice, the device should be carried in the service center. It signals that ICE lamp is faulty.
If the device in the included mode started crackling and there was a smell, it needs to be switched off, disconnected immediately from a network and to carry in repair. Also it is impossible to drop the device on a floor – ICE lamp doesn't possess shock-proof characteristics and can break.