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Frequently Asked Questions
  • 1. What's the differences between UV and LED nail lamps?

    We generally offer four types nail dryers: fan, UV, LED and dual-band Mixed LED/UV.

    •     Fans are used for regular gel polish.

    •     UV lamps emit 350-380nm wavelength light to cure UV gel polishes with 350-380nm photo initiators.

    •     LED lamps emit 380-410nm wavelength to cure LED gel polishes with 380-410nm photo initiators.

    •     Dual-band mixed LED/UV lamps emit 350-410nm wavelength light to cure both UV and LED gel polishes.

    If you use an LED lamp to cure UV gel polish, for example, the curing time will be significantly longer —or the gel might not even cure at all.

    We always recommend that you check your current or intended gel polish’s specifications and requirements before purchasing a nail lamp.

  • 2. Can I use a nail lamp to dry regular nail polish?

    No, UV or LED lamp is to cure UV or LED activated polishes. They have no effect on other types of nail polishes.

  • 3. Is it true that some nail lamps won’t cure?

    While manufacturing defects do happen (and in MelodySusie’s case are covered by a generous warranty), user error is the most common cause of problems. Every gel polish has its own curing time and specifications. It’s crucial that users thoroughly review the specifications of their gel polish and nail lamp before purchase/use.

  • 4. Can UV/LED lamps harm the skin on my hands?

    UV exposure time is very short for nail drying (you’ll get more UV exposure on your face while driving), and LED exposure is even safer. If you want to be extra-safe, you can choose to wear a pair of UV protection gloves while curing.

  • 5. What is the recommended cure time for base, polish, and top coats?

    Again this will depend on the specifications of the polish or base/top coat. LED lamps are typically faster-curing. Expect around 60 seconds for a base; 60-90 seconds for gel polish, and 1-2 minutes for the top coat. For UV nail lamps, the time required is approximately double.

  • 6. Can your nail lamps cause burning to my hands or nails?

    Under normal operation, no. Burning usually occurs when either the nail plate has been compromised (filed too much, torn, or broken) or the product has been applied too thick.

    “Flash time" happens 2 to 4 seconds into curing time, depending on the gel formulation. It refers to a small amount heat as the chemicals react with the light and each other in order to set and cure. Some have more sensitivity to it than others, but it is a normal part of the process. It can be momentarily painful for some. If you feel any discomfort, remove your hand and set it in front of the lamp indirectly for about 10 seconds, then place it under the light again to cure for the full time.

  • 7. Do your products and adapters work in my country’s outlets?

    All products sold in US and European markets come equipped with the correct power supply configuration for the respective region.

  • 8. Are your lamps big enough to cure all 5 fingers at the same time?

    It depends on your hand size and the lamp size, please check the product specifications on individual product pages before purchase.

  • 9. Do I have to replace nail lamp bulbs?

    For LED nail lamps, you don't need to replace the bulbs. For UV nail lamp, you should replace bulbs according to the included instructions.

  • 10. Do MelodySusie nail lamps have a warranty?

    All items from MelodySusie have a 6-12 month limited warranty. If you have any questions about warranty details, feel free to contact us.

  • 11. How long does gel nail polish last with MelodySusie nail lamps?

    Total manicure time depends on a number of factors, such as: nail lamp wattage, application technique, color/brand of gel polish, etc. For the longest-lasting manicures, apply several thin coats of gel and use a base and top coat.