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Old 11-09-2015, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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rule of thumb for relamping please

top drop?

hours?

metering?

annually without regard for output?


or run it all the way to the end of life?
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Re: rule of thumb for relamping please

Top Drop only works if the unit uses the same lamps in both canopy and bench. If yes, this is a nice way to give strong lamps always - switch at about half life.

Never change based on a time period - e.g. annually.

Tie to performance - either meter or track hours and approximate.

Rule of thumb for those tracking hours -

100W lamps - 600 hours

160W+ lamps - 400 hours
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Re: rule of thumb for relamping please

Only way to know when to change is to meter them.
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Re: rule of thumb for relamping please

Could someone tell me, what are the best tanning lamps?
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Re: rule of thumb for relamping please

Meter, meter, meter
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Re: rule of thumb for relamping please

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There is no single best lamp. There are best lamps for each application. Fell free to give me a call to discuss your needs.
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Re: rule of thumb for relamping please

I am not a meter reader. I am not real smart about this so our policy is to purchase expensive lamps (We have been using Cosmedico for 15 years), and replace them at half life (what SunSally said). I always get a great tan in any piece of equipment i use. This procedure works for me. Long term tanners might be lured away for a short period but they always come back to a great salon; clean, friendly, professional and great tanning!!!
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Re: rule of thumb for relamping please

What is half life? Mike
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Depends on the lamp and the bed.
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