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.
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.
When you first receive a Sperti Vitamin D Lamp or a Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp, the bulbs may need to be ‘re-ignited’. During the shipping process, the filament in the bulbs can settle which can cause the lights to flicker and/or not completely turn on. If this happens, it is really easy to fix. If your light is not turning on right away, there are a few things you’ll want to check before reigniting the bulbs:
- Check to be sure the tubes have not become “dislodged”. If so, please reinstall the tubes.
- Check plug for a snug fit into the appliance – thoroughly inserted into the unit.
- Confirm electric outlet is energized.
Once you know the unit is plugged in correctly and the bulbs are fully installed, if it is still not turning on you will need to ignite the bulbs. It is a very quick process with these easy steps:
- Set timer to the maximum time.
- Click on/off switch to the on position, wait 2-3 seconds and then click the switch to the off position.
- Wait another 2-3 seconds and then turn the switch back to on.
- Repeat this process until you have turned the unit on and off 10-15 times.
The unit may completely turn on after only 3-4 cycles but you will want to complete the process and repeat steps 1-3 the full 10 times. Cycling the tubes with the on/off process allows any debris on the tube filaments to be cleared. Once you complete this process, your light is ready to use!