About comercial tanning beds

What is a Commercial Tanning Bed?
If you are looking to invest in a Tanning salon then you will need to purchase several commercial tanning beds. A commercial tanning bed is not the same as your in-home consumer tanning bed and there are at least two different styles to choose from.

What is a Commercial Tanning Bed?

A commercial tanning bed is a tanning unit that is designed to withstand the constant demands placed on it by repeatable use. Unlike a home unit these commercial tanning beds will be used several times a day. Commercial is generally more powerful for example if a home tanning bed has the same number of lamps, for example 24, then the voltage may be lower. Commercial tanning beds will typically use a 220v unlike the home version which will tend to use 110v.

Are there Different Types?

A commercial tanning bed can be found in two types. You have your typical tanning bed where you lay down during your tanning session. Then you have an upright unit also referred to as a stand-up commercial tanning bed. This type of unit gives you the ability to stand during your tanning session which tends to run around 8 min. This style also gives you the option of adding a dressing room to it so you can undress and tan all in the same unit.

The Benefits of Using a Commercial Tanning Bed
Ask any dermatologist what is the worst thing you can do to your skin and they will tell you exposing your skin to the sun’s UV rays. By using a commercial tanning bed you can get skin that looks sun-kissed without the need to expose yourself to the damage that tanning in the sun can do.
By using a commercial tanning bed will also save you time. Unlike laying in the hot sun for hours, each tanning session on a commercial tanning bed will only run from 8 minutes to 15 minutes. The time for each session depends upon how many lamps are on the tanning bed and how many watts are generated during the session. So getting rich looking skin can actually be done during a lunch hour or quickly after work on your way home.
Does a Commercial Tanning Bed Come With a Warranty?
Almost every manufacture offers a warranty. The industry standard seems to be a 90-day on lamps, parts and labor. Then you have an additional 5 year limited warranty for manufacturing defects. Some manufactures cover other charges such as an extended labor-only warranty for the first 6 months.

Is their Financing Available for a Commercial Tanning Bed?

Yes there is financing available. Almost every manufacture offers financing for their tanning beds. Most offer a lease with an optional buy out at the end. This is a great way to go because you need to only come up with a first, last and security payment which is usually a very small payment. Then at the end of the leasing period you typically have a dollar buy out which means your last payment will be for $1 and the commercial tanning bed is now yours.