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Sun Lamps and Skin Tone

Depending on your skin tone, sun lamps can have a different effect. For someone with a lighter skin tone, your skin may turn pink after using a sun lamp. This is completely normal as it is just your skin’s reaction to the UV. While someone with a darker skin tone, may not be able to absorb the UV as well. People with darker skin do not absorb UV as quickly so it can take a little longer to raise your vitamin D levels.

When it comes to the Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp, your skin type will determine how long you should use the unit. Someone with fair skin should start off using the light for no more than 3 minutes while someone with darker skin could start using it for about 4 minutes. This may not seem like a big difference but when it comes to UV exposure, every minute counts. Just keep in mind that turning pink is a normal result. It means that your body is reacting to the UVA and the pinkness will gradually turn into the desired tan.

Always remember to read through the instruction manual before you start using a sun lamp and make sure to always wear your protective eyewear.

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Shipping Time

Shipping time will vary depending on the location of the recipient, however, we usually have a pretty good idea of how long the shipping process should take.

All new orders ship within 1 business day. If your sunlamp is being shipped inside the US, it will go through UPS Ground (unless we are shipping to a PO Box which will go USPS). Once these orders are shipped, it usually takes about 3-4 business days for you to receive it.

International orders are shipped through United States Postal Service. Once the item has shipped, it is usually about 10-14 days for you to receive it. This number can change, depending on how long the item is held in customs.

When you place an order on our website, we will email you a tracking number within 24 hours of it being shipped – with this tracking number you will be able to see an estimated date of delivery. If that date has passed and you have not received your shipment or if it looks like your package has been stuck at one location for a long period of time, give our office a call and we will be able to file a claim with the carrier service. *If you do not see an email with the tracking number within 24 hours, please make sure to check your spam folder.*

Our toll free phone number is: 800-544-3757 and our local number is: 859-331-0800

Please note that during the holiday season, UPS and USPS have a high volume of packages and it may take 1-2 days longer that normal to receive your shipment.

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Will I Notice A Difference Immediately?

With any of our sun lamps, it may take a little time to notice the full effects of the light.

For the Sperti Vitamin D Light Box – most people will see a 10 point boost in their vitamin D levels in about 17 weeks. Keep in mind that everyone’s body reacts differently to the light; some people may notice higher levels sooner than others. For someone with darker skin, it may take slightly longer to see these desired results.

For the Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp – how quickly you see results completely depends on your skin type and skin tone. Someone with very fare skin will probably see results within a week or two while someone with darker skin may take a few weeks to see the desired results.

For the Psoriasis Sunlamp – the amount of time it takes to see results is completely depending on the level of your psoriasis. Make sure to keep in contact with your doctor while using the light so that he can monitor your results.

It may take a little time, but you will see results. We believe it is better to be patient and see gradual results, in order to avoid any type of skin irritation or redness. Make sure to read the full instruction manual before you begin using any sun lamp so that you can use the light safe and effectively. And always wear your Protective Eyewear!

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Did Your Light Not Immediately Turn On?

If you recently got a Sperti light and it did not turn on right away, that does not mean that it is broken or defective. There is a quick 60 second fix and your light will be working perfectly!

Since these are fluorescent bulbs, sometimes during the shipping process the filament in the bulbs can settle which could cause the light to flicker or not turn on at all. All you have to do is ignite the bulbs and then the unit will be turning on properly. Once you complete the ignition process once, you will never need to do it again.

Here are the steps to ignite the bulbs:

  1. Make sure that the unit is properly plugged in to a working outlet and make sure that the power cord is securely plugged into the back of the lamp.
  2. Make sure that all of the bulbs are completely installed. The logo on each bulb should be facing straight forward.
  3. Set timer to the maximum time.
  4. Click on/off switch to the on position, wait 2-3 seconds and then click the switch to the off position.
  5. Wait another 2-3 seconds and then turn the switch back to on.
  6. Repeat this process until you have turned the unit on and off 10-15 times.

In some special cases, it may take a few extra cycles to get the bulbs fully ignited. Once the bulbs are completely on, make sure to complete a few extra on/off cycles to make sure that all of the filament is cleared out of the bulbs. Once the lights are all fully igniting, you will never need to complete this process again.

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Maintenance Period

Whether you are using the Sperti Vitamin D Light Box or the Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp, you will eventually get into what is called a ‘maintenance period’.

For the Sperti Vitamin D Light Box: once your vitamin D levels are at the levels your doctor is pleased with, you should continue to use the light – just not as often. Instead of using the lamp for 5 minute sessions 4 times a week, you can go down to using it for about 3 minute sessions 2 times a week. This will help you keep your levels at the desired amount without them dropping again.

During this maintenance period, you will want to continue getting your vitamin D levels checked regularly to make sure that your body is maintaining the correct levels.

For the Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp: once you have achieved your perfect tan, you do not need to continue using the light at the same schedule. In order to keep your color without getting more than your desired tan, you can begin using your light for a few minutes less than you normally do and only 2-3 times a week.

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Warranty and Repairs

With the purchase of any new Sperti Lamp, you get a full year warranty on the product and a 6 month warranty on the bulbs.

For the first year with your light, if for any reason it stops working, we will make sure to you have a working light as quickly as possible. Depending on what is wrong with the unit, we will either send you a replacement part or we will have you send it in to our repair center so that our technicians can take a look at it and get it working again. During the life of your warranty, we will not charge any fees for repair work. After the warranty has expired we will still be more than happy to have you send your unit to our repair center, there is simply a repair fee of $40 per hour plus the cost of any replacement parts.

Our repair center is quick and efficient. Once we receive the unit, we will get it checked within 24 hours and get it sent back to you.

Note: We do not cover the shipping fees for repairs.

If you ever have any questions about the warranty or repair of a unit, give us a call and we will be happy to help: 800-544-3757

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How to Use a Vitamin D Light Box

The Sperti Vitamin D Light Box is the only FDA recognized vitamin D lamp on the market. It is really easy to use and it only takes 5 minutes a day to raise your vitamin D levels!

It is important to read the instruction booklet before starting use of your Vitamin D Light Box. Here is a brief overview on how to use it:

  • Once the unit is plugged into a working outlet, you simply need to set the timer and flip the on/off switch in order to turn the light on.
  • For the first couple weeks, you’ll want to use the light for about 2-3 minutes a session – 4 sessions a week (every other day).
  • After your body has had time to adjust to the light, you can gradually start using it for longer until you get up to using it for the full 5 minutes each session.
  • It is best to rotate the exposure site every week. Example: Week one you can target the light on your stomach. Week 2 you can target the light on your back. Week 3 you can target the light on your legs.

When you follow the instructions, it can take a few months to see a major change in your vitamin D levels. It is best to obtain a gradual rise in your levels in order to avoid any skin irritation. However, a slight pinking of the skin is perfectly normal and just means that the light is working.

 

 

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60 Day Money Back Guarantee

When you purchase a new Vitamin D Light Box, a Tanning Lamp or a Psoriasis Sunlamp from us, you will get our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. This means that you have 2 whole months to use your light and if you decide, for any reason, that you would like to return or exchange it, you can.

If you decide that you would like to take advantage of this guarantee, you simply have to contact our office. We will email you a Return Form for you to fill out and include in the package with your light. Once we receive the unit back, we will process the full refund for the purchase price of the unit. It’s that easy!

With this 60 Day Guarantee, there is no reason to at least give light boxes a try!

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Vitamin D Rich Foods

Along with the use of the Sperti Vitamin D Light Box, eating vitamin rich foods is a wonderful way to raise your vitamin D levels and stay healthy. Here is a list of some of the best vitamin D rich foods:

  • egg yolks
  • salmon
  • cod liver oil
  • milk
  • some breakfast cereals
  • cheese
  • yogurt
  • tuna
  • liver
  • tofu
  • mushrooms
  • caviar
  • sardines
  • oysters
  • orange juice
  • oatmeal

It is very important to stick to a healthy diet when you are trying to boost your vitamin D levels!

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Why Supplements Are Not Always Efficient

When it comes to our body’s need for vitamins, many people put their trust in supplements in order to boost their vitamin levels. While supplements can be helpful for some people, not every one can get the necessary boost in levels with supplements alone. Since everyone’s body absorbs and digests nutrients differently, you may end up only obtaining a small amount of the nutrients that are promised with supplements.

As we have learned from the sun, the best way to get your vitamin D is through the skin. Being outside for just a few minutes a day can have a huge impact on your vitamin D levels. For someone that does not get the chance to spend the necessary amount of time outdoors, The Sperti Vitamin D Lamp is the perfect solution. The UVB bulbs are specially made just for this light in order to help you easily boost your vitamin D levels. With only 5 minutes a day, 4 times a week, you can boost your vitamin D levels in just a couple months!

Disclaimer: For someone with a darker skin tone, your skin tends to not absorb vitamins as quickly, so it might take a little longer to get your vitamin D to the desired levels. Also, the older we get the harder it is for our body to obtain the vitamins it needs. Therefore, an elderly person might also need to use the lamp for a little longer to get the necessary levels.