|ClearTech 120R tanning bulbs utilize several patented technologies into
a single bulb, making them the pinnacle of performance. Like several of our better
tanning bulbs, ClearTech 120R tanning bulbs use RUVA technology, where we literally pour a
reflector inside each bulb as a first step. This forces all the UV to exit the front of the lamp,
and increases the total output up to 50%. Here is a graphic that shows a cutaway
view of a RUVA lamp for comparison.
RUVA and regular lamps
Left: Typical lamps emit light in all directions. Some is reflected by aluminum
reflectors. 30% to 50% is simply lost forever. Right: ClearTech 120R tanning bulbs forces
all the light to exit the front of the lamp. The blue arrows indicate the extra UV that
will reflect back to you. 95% of the light reaches the tanner.
Any tanning lamp that uses a RUVA reflector will be up to 50% stronger, but the
ClearTech 120R doesn't stop there. As a matter of fact, this is just the start.
And before you ask, yes, they really do glow green when lit, it is part of the
Like the other ClearTech tanning bulbs, the 120R uses patented Sol Glass in it's
construction. This is a special glass that is more transparent to ultraviolet than
regular lamp tubes. Not only does it let more total UV through, but it lets certain
frequencies pass through that all regular lamps block out. This is why your tan will
be the ultimate in "sun-like". A wider spectrum of UV means deep, dark
brown tones and never odd orange tones. No lamp will make your tan look more
realistic, not even the SunMaster Pro Series lamps.
Next, ClearTech lamps leveraged this new glass by
inventing a new phosphor blend inside the lamp that was specifically designed to maximize
this new technology. No other lamp uses (or can use) this proprietary blend.
This is how we get the full spectrum of UV out of ClearTech lamps, and why they not only
tan faster, but tan deeper and more realistic. You look like you have been bumming
on the beach, instead of looking like you just walked out of a tanning salon. This
unique phosphor blend is why the lamps look green instead of blue. Don't be fooled
by "green copy cat" tanning bulbs either, only ClearTech uses this special
Another benefit of this technology is that this allows us to "dial in" the
frequency response of the lamp. Not all portions of UV make you tan, just select
frequencies. Other frequencies cause wrinkles, just as in the 320nm to 340nm range,
but don't help you tan. As you can see from the diagram, ClearTech lamps dial it
back in those ranges, up to 90%, so you get more of what you want, tanning, and less of
what you don't want. ClearTech lamps are also higher in the frequencies claimed to
help you create Vitamin D in the skin, by many times.
Yes, this is a lot of information, but we promised that ClearTech lamps really are
different, and they are. Fortunately, they will install in your tanning bed (with 24
or more lamps) just like any other generic lamp.
Like all ClearTech lamps, they tan differently, and you should start with just a few
minutes of exposure. Don't wait for your skin to get red, you should cut your
sessions short enough that you don't get red hot. You should notice a difference
after just a few sessions, and a major difference in your tan within a couple of weeks.
ClearTech lamps cost more than generic lamps, but they actually cost you less in the
long run, because they last twice as long. Up to 1600 hours, compared to 800 hours
for most regular lamps.
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