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Old 04-19-2015, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Relamping

Just curious how often you as salon owners re lamp.... What's the recommendation?
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Re: Relamping

We relamp our base beds (100W) at about 800 hours, our medium level (140W) at about 600 hours, and our 3rd level (160W) at about 4-500 hours. High pressure at 300 hours.
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All depends on the equipment & environment. You can put a VHR in an Ergoline bed & it will last 700 hours, put that same lamp in another piece of equipment & it will only last 300-400 hours.

A knowledgeable lamp distributor can give you good guide lines.

A good meter is always a plus (Solarmeter 5.0 & Solarmeter 7.0) * You need these from the start. 5.0 is good to start with, then add the 7.0 meter later.
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All depends on the equipment & environment. You can put a VHR in an Ergoline bed & it will last 700 hours, put that same lamp in another piece of equipment & it will only last 300-400 hours.

A knowledgeable lamp distributor can give you good guide lines.

A good meter is always a plus (Solarmeter 5.0 & Solarmeter 7.0) * You need these from the start. 5.0 is good to start with, then add the 7.0 meter later.
We have soltron kisses at one location with 2 facials and a Hot Pepper/Chill. 21 touchdown units at one location I'm just wondering in hours how that goes in months. I work at the salon I'm just inquiring because my owner never gives me a clear definition on when we replace lamps and it's hard to tell our clients. We have a soltron shark/wave/hp exotic and 2 hot pepper with the 21 touchdowns. So I guess my question would be how do yo convert the hours into months?
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We have soltron kisses at one location with 2 facials and a Hot Pepper/Chill. 21 touchdown units at one location I'm just wondering in hours how that goes in months. I work at the salon I'm just inquiring because my owner never gives me a clear definition on when we replace lamps and it's hard to tell our clients. We have a soltron shark/wave/hp exotic and 2 hot pepper with the 21 touchdowns. So I guess my question would be how do yo convert the hours into months?
None of this is relevant or needs to be shared with customers. That information is for the salon owner.

What you tell customers is, "we are a very proactive salon and we consult with our lamp vendors and available technology to ensure we always deliver the highest quality tan. If you ever feel otherwise, we always appreciate that feedback!"

In terms of months - it depends how busy the salon is, how many units at each level, what units, how well distributed lamp hours are in the units, any maintenance issues, salon temperature and room sizes, etc etc etc. One salon could have to replace lamps in some unit every 2 months -- another unit in another salon might go two years!
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None of this is relevant or needs to be shared with customers. That information is for the salon owner.

What you tell customers is, "we are a very proactive salon and we consult with our lamp vendors and available technology to ensure we always deliver the highest quality tan. If you ever feel otherwise, we always appreciate that feedback!"

In terms of months - it depends how busy the salon is, how many units at each level, what units, how well distributed lamp hours are in the units, any maintenance issues, salon temperature and room sizes, etc etc etc. One salon could have to replace lamps in some unit every 2 months -- another unit in another salon might go two years!
Never said I was telling clients about not having newer bulbs. I usually put people who complain about not getting color in a bed with less hours. But thank you for all your guys advice love coming to this forum and learning about tanning.
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I work at the salon I'm just inquiring because my owner never gives me a clear definition on when we replace lamps and it's hard to tell our clients.

So I guess my question would be how do yo convert the hours into months?
It sounded like you were trying to get specific information to share with customers that your owner wasn't providing to you. My comment was just a reminder that customers don't need to know about salon operations like lamp change hours. The relevant issue for them is - "are you satisfied with your results from our salon". If not - share this up with the owner.

In terms of the timing, the hours of lamp life breaks down by number of minutes per tan. So if you had a bed where you wanted to change hours after 600 hours and it was a 15 min max exposure bed, it might have an average session time of 12 minutes (customers starting at a lower time, working their way up).

12 mins avg tan time would equal 5 tans per hour. 600 hours would then be 3000 tans. So in some salons or with some units in a salon, you might get to 3000 tans in 6 months. In other salons, we have pulled out beds that weren't seeing 3000 tans in 6 years. So it really varies.
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