Looking for the best tanning bed bulbs for your home or salon tanning bed? You’ve come to the right place! We did the rigorous research for you and found 10 great options that work in a wide variety of tanning bed brands, so you can stock up on spare bulbs without any extra hassle! There are a few important features you need to consider before buying new tanning bed bulbs, so let’s start there before we get into the reviews.
Wattage: The tanning bed bulbs we reviewed come in 3 different wattage options: 100 watts, 100-120 watts, and 120 watts. Make sure to choose the correct wattage for your tanning bed to ensure it will give you the best tan possible!
Pieces: We’ll let you know how many bulbs come in each, so you can purchase the right number for your machine. You can also stock up on extra bulbs to replace them as they burn out, instead of ordering as you go!
Length: Make sure to measure your current tanning bed bulbs carefully before ordering replacements, so you can ensure you’re getting the correct size! Bi-Pin replacement bulbs are typically 72 inches long, while the RDC replacement bulbs are usually 73 inches long.
Lamp End: In addition to measuring the size, make sure to check which type of lamp end your tanning bed bulbs use! There are two main types: bi-pin and RDC endings. They are not interchangeable, so double-check before you buy new bulbs!
Tanning Hours: To make sure you’re getting the most for your money, we let you know the maximum number of tanning hours you get. This number may vary, depending on the type of bed you use and how long each session runs.
Shape: Finally, we’ll let you know the shape, so you can get the style that fits perfectly into your tanning bed. All of the bulbs we reviewed are tube-shaped, so if you need a different shape, contact your tanning bed’s manufacturer.
Now that you’ve checked to make sure you’re getting the right bulbs, let’s get to the reviews! We found a variety of bulbs for every budget and versions that work with most tanning beds out there. Whether you need a few replacements, or you want to replace all bulbs at once, we’ve got what you need! Are you short on time? No worries! Start with our Top Pick and Budget Pick, and then come back later to read the rest!
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Kimberly Graf is a researcher and writer for GeekWrapped.com. She covers kitchen, cooking, and home products.
Article last updated on:
September 29, 2019