At home gel manicures with your own LED or UV nail lamp are more affordable than you’d think. In order for gel polish to set into its rock-hard, impervious state, it has to cure under UV or LED light. When comparing these lamps, it can be a barrage of meaningless letters and numbers like 16 beads and 10W might not give you a good sense of how good a lamp is (spoiler, that one wouldn’t be great). I’m going to break it all down so you understand how each type of lamp works, and which is the best fit for your home or salon. This is about as professional as you can get. It’s sleek, from a trusted brand, and above all, it’s fast. Like curing some coats in five seconds fast. It’s only 34 watts, but as it’s strictly LED, those watts pack more punch. There is plenty of room for one hand and with the light placement you won’t have to worry about your thumbs. It has three preset timers and an LED screen, both on the back of the unit which is good for a salon setting. It beeps when a cycle is done in case you have your back turned or a client isn’t paying attention. The padded hand rest is a perfect spot to apply your polish and the lamp is acetone resistant to hold up to a salon environme...