This is a post regarding our approved lamps. We have taken the decision to take the SunUV SUN3 lamp from our approved list.

Firstly to meet our criteria for an approved lamp The HONA Gel system needs to fully cure in 1 cycle (60 seconds) and the nanometer/power of the lamp needs to be in a certain range. 

While a fully working Sun3 meets both these requirements. The reason for no longer approving it is firstly because we ask you to cap the free edge with the HONA system. The SUN3’s design means getting a complete cure on the free edge of the nail is not straight forward. 

It has no reflective/mirrored inside meaning the UV/LED light cannot easily reach the free edge and underneath without you having to guide clients to lift fingers or turn fingers upside down. If the free edge is not completely cured it may lead to gel receding.

Secondly the SUN3 lamp is very inconsistent with its power output. We can't in good conscious recommend a lamp that is inconsistent and not always fully curing the system

We feel an approved and effective lamp should not need any coaching or second curing just like every other lamp on our approved list.

We recommend you use a Cosmex manufactured lamp from the list.

Hopefully you agree with this decision but if you need further clarification please email us - where we can help further.


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