Are you confused about the different levels of tanning beds offered by tanning salons?
What is the difference between Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and even Level 5 and Level 6 tanning beds and tanning booths?
In short, the difference between the levels has to do with tanning power, with the lowest being Level 1 and moving up in power with each subsequent Level.
How exactly does this work? Level 1 and Level 2 tanning beds offer low pressure bulbs, while Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 offer medium to high pressure bulbs. High pressure bulbs offer lower amounts of UVB rays with increased amounts of UVA rays. UVA rays are the specific rays that bronze your skin. So that means the higher Levels will bronze your skin faster, and the resulting tan will last longer. This allows the tanning salon to offer their customer’s options, with introductory Level 1 and Level 2 for the first time or infrequent tanners, to the higher Levels for those seeking a deeper and darker experience.
So there you have it. Everything you need to know to make a sound choice next time you walk into a tanning salon and they ask: “which level of tanning bed do you prefer?” Now armed with the best information, you can feel confident in your choice.