Safety Information for Sperti Sunlamps
& some unofficial commentary.
We manufacture three sunlamps:
1) The Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp
2) The Vitamin D Lamp, model D/UV-F
3) The Psoriasis Lamp, model PH-36F
What safety features and benefits come with Sperti Sunlamps?
We use premium quality, custom SPERTI bulbs that are category specific
for each type of device: Tanning Lamp, Vitamin D Lamp, and Psoriasis
2) You have control of your exposure time. Every SPERTI sunlamp unit has a timer dial with automatic turn-off when the desired number
of minutes has expired.
3) Protective UV eyewear is included with every order, two pair.
4) The ballasts that we use are quality electric ballasts (safe), Sperti Sunlamps do NOT use magnetic ballasts.
The information below is primarily about tanning and our Fiji Sun tanning lamp.
Another safety benefit: The home unit advantage.
you go out into the summer sunshine for a picnic, to the beach,
boating, etc., often times you have limited control over your UV
exposure. With a personal sunlamp you have total control of your timed
Only want a quick 5 minute tanning session? - No problem, you set the timer dial. Your unit is ready for you 24/7.
Easy? Just plug into a regular outlet, turn the timer dial to the number of minutes you want to do, put on protective eyewear, then flip the on switch. It turns off
automatically for safety when the timer finishes.
want to tan your facial area, but the tanning salons only have full body
Our Fiji Sun is an excellent face & sectional body tanner,
and for those not wanting a full body salon tan this is a good option
to minimize unwanted UV exposure. If you are going to a tanning salon
bed only to get a small area of coverage, or perhaps treating a skin
condition, our portable Sperti sunlamp may be a better option.
majority of the sunburns occur outdoors and are simply caused by
overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. We forgive the castaway on a raft,
but for the rest of us there really are few excuses for sun-burning
yourself. Sunburning in our youth is extremely damaging long term. The
other culprit for a sunburn is the tanning bed. Just like outdoor
tanning, too much exposure causes sunburns, but it happens much faster
in a tanning bed. An extra 5 minutes in a newer commercial tanning bed
can be equivalent to 20 or 30 minutes in direct sunlight. With a Sperti
sunlamp at home there is never a rush, and you can gradually increase
your exposure time preventing any sunburn.
I just want to get natural Vitamin D, is this safer than tanning?
Vitamin D Lamp sessions are only 5 minutes (one to five minutes
maximum), and on average users are doing 3 five minute sessions a week.
So, if your concern is the amount of exposure time - the exposure time
to generate natural vitamin d is much less UV exposure time than the
average tanner uses during a tanning session. Example: everyone agrees
that if you can get outdoors in the sunshine in short sleeves for 10 or
15 minutes a day you’ll get good vitamin d levels. An unscientific and
unofficial comparison would be just a few minutes a day of sunlamp
exposure or about 3 x 5 minute sessions per week, on average.
More Sunlamp Safety Information:
personal sunlamps can be a safer tanning option (these words including
“safer” make anti-tanners angry, but I sincerely back this comment up
with an explanation) because you don’t need to ‘rush’ your tan or ‘get
your money’s worth’ for your paid session at the salon. If you pay $10
for a tanning bed session, many of us will OVEREXPOSE simply because you
paid for the sunbed time and you want to get the most out of your trip
& visit, so you get the maximum exposure time.
The Coupons, Groupons, & similar promotions are another example of near certain overexposure,
it’s a bad formula where one pays for a session and then decides if
they wish to maximize the value of what they purchased. - You can use
your Sperti UV sunlamp at home without the travel, rush or pressure of
wasting paid minutes.
You have a social event coming up
and you want a nice facial tan, a little healthy color. Unless you have a wide open schedule and
extra spending money, you probably are not going to properly develop
your tan gradually, dropping into the salon and slowly increasing your
exposure time to prevent overexposure, and spacing out your sessions,
…..right……NO WAY! In reality, you have this tan planned into 3 paid
sessions at a salon, you’ve got a busy schedule, right? Remember,
most damage is done from sun-burning which is from overexposure, and
lots of overexposure comes from ‘rushing your tan’.
Two pair of protective UV eyewear are included free with every sunlamp order.
To order eyewear separately click here.
Sperti Vitamin D Lamp, model D/UV-F has received special testing and
authorization from the FDA allowing us to call it a “Vitamin D Lamp”.
Our Vitamin D Lamp is the only FDA recognized ultraviolet product for Vitamin D production in the human body.
everyone knows there is a lot of attention focused on the tanning
industry, and the FDA oversees UV sunlamps. All of our current Sperti
models have undergone laborious testing within just the last few years, are FDA tested and cleared, and are in conformity with performance standards
for sunlamp products under 21 CFR 1040.20.