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Old 05-07-2009, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Replacing lamps with higher watts, is that ok?

I have a home unit Canopy style with 100w lamps in it now. They are 20-30min lamps. I just bought 9k90 type of lamps which are 160w. My unit runs on a 120v plug. Has anyone had any issues with putting in a higher watt? I only plan on using 10mins at a time instead of longer with previous lamps... anyone have any sugestions? Thanks
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Re: Replacing lamps with higher watts, is that ok?

Your bed has 100 watt ballasts, the stronger lamps will still be powered at 100 watts. so the tan time will stay in the 20-30 min range.

In other words you bought better lamps that will work just like the old lamps did. you can't make a bed stronger just by putting stronger lamps in it.
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Re: Replacing lamps with higher watts, is that ok?

so even with the UVB and UVA difference between the lamps... will they still work the same? I know I have a weaker bed but is there a lamp that has a kick at 100w? Thanks
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Re: Replacing lamps with higher watts, is that ok?

NO good send em back.

Tanning beds are not like light fixtures in your house. You can not just screw in a higher wattage bulb. Tanning beds derive their power from the ballasts. Your 100w ballast is designed to power a 100w lamp.
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Re: Replacing lamps with higher watts, is that ok?

Thanks for your response... I called them 1st thing this morning. They said that they were 100w, 9k90 lamps. So we are good on that note, but are they still a waste of money? Will they not do anymore than the previous lamps? Thanks
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Re: Replacing lamps with higher watts, is that ok?

Those might be the best tan you'll ever get.
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Re: Replacing lamps with higher watts, is that ok?

I have a Tropical Rayz 28/6 and the rep told me if i buy the XXX lamps instead of the XX they bed will be a 15min. bed instead of a 20min. and that they will send me a new sticker to put on the bed that will make it clearer for customers.

After reading this thread I am curious if I might be in the same boat with bryant85. I am new to this business so I feel a little taken advantage of...

OR is the rep correct?
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Re: Replacing lamps with higher watts, is that ok?

I was told this same thing by a rep! My level one beds are 36 lamps and i replaced them with 100w lamps with reflectors. I was told that with the reflectors i could reduce my tanners time from 20 to 15 with the same results... Is this not true?
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^^^ Most 32-38 lamp base beds that came with 100w lamps can be relamp with 100w R lamps and run at 15 minutes.
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