How expensive is it to run a tanning bed?

On average, a standard indoor tanning bed will cost between $1500 and $3000, but depending on the specific model, can cost much more. Although most companies offer financing, because they are considered a luxury item, the interest rate can be rather high.

Assumptions: You buy a 24 lamp tanning bed for $2000, change your lamps every 800 hours, have an average session time of 20 minutes and have typical electrical rates. Same 4 sessions per week. 800 hours using Brilliance 5.0% = 2400+ session, at $0.10 cents of lamp cost per session.

Subsequently, question is, what is the average price for tanning? Prices typically range between $15 to $40 but paying around $25 is the average.

Similarly one may ask, is buying a tanning bed worth it?

Buying a Tanning Bed. If you only go to the tanning salon once a month or so, it might not be worth it for you to buy a tanning bed. However, if you would like to achieve a glowing tan by tanning for a few minutes each day, then a home tanning bed may be right for you.

How profitable is a tanning salon?

About 30 million Americans visit tanning salons annually, and, according to the Indoor Tanning Association, the industry employs about 140,000 people. Popularity leads to profitability — with typical eight-bed salons that can earn annual revenues of about $200,000, or net profits of $65,000.

Can you plug a tanning bed into a regular outlet?

All 120 Volt tanning beds with 16 or less lamps require a NEMA 5-15R receptacle (pictured above left) and a dedicated 15 Amp circuit breaker, while all 120 Volt tanning beds with more than 16 lamps require a NEMA 5-20R receptacle (pictured right) and a 20 Amp dedicated circuit breaker.

Can I use Windex on my tanning bed?

WINDEX IS A BIG NO IT HAS AMMONIA IN IT. Windex or any glass cleaner is a bad idea to clean tanning beds. You want your acrylic to be clear as possible for a beautiful tan.

Is it illegal to have a tanning bed in your house?

Use of solariums in private homes The commercial ban of solariums makes it illegal for any person to provide the use of a tanning bed (commercial or home unit) for a fee. Exposure to artificial UV radiation in a solarium increases the risk of skin damage, skin cancer and eye damage.

How much money do you need to start a tanning salon?

Financing a Tanning Salon Business The main start-up costs include the cost of tanning beds, space rental and insurance. Some tanning beds can cost up to $10,000 each. Even if you find used tanning beds, they will be at least $1,000 a piece.

How many tanning sessions do you need?

Allowing too much time between visits will cause your tan to fade. Most people will see a skin color change after the first few sessions. Normally, you will have a good base tan in 6-10 sessions. Then one or two sessions a week thereafter will maintain your tan year round.

Is a 110 tanning bed as good as a 220?

Most 24 lamp systems are 220 volt, which means an electrician has to run a 220 volt line to the bed. A 110 volt bed can be moved easily around the home without the help of an electrician. While 24 lamps light up, this tanning bed is only slightly more powerful than a typical 16 lamp system.

Do tanning minutes expire?

All tanning minute packages expire after 12 months from purchase date.

How often do tanning bed bulbs need to be changed?

Most tanning salons replace all of their lamps once a year. If you have a home tanning bed, lamp replacement is more likely to be needed only every three to five years. Of course this will depend on the life of your tanning bulbs and the amount of use it gets.

Do tanning beds need to warm up?

Do I need to “warm up” the tanning bed? No, but you may find it more comfortable to warm it up if you have the tanning bed in a cool place, such as a storage area, or any other area that does not have heating/cooling. A few minutes is usually enough.

Are 110 volt tanning beds any good?

Home Tanning Beds There’s no need for you to pay extra if you (or you and a couple of friends or family members) are going to be the only one using the tanning bed. A home 110 volt bed will also be better for residential use. Commercial beds are 220 volts and require their own circuit breaker.

How much electricity does a sunbed use?

A ‘unit’ of electricity is 1 kilowatt hour, i.e. equivalent to running a 1000 Watt appliance for 1 hour, and costs around 8p. A 40 tube 200 watt sunbed uses 9.6 kilowatts so would cost around 77p to run for an hour.

What do I need to know about buying a tanning bed?

What to look for When Buying a Used Tanning Bed 1). Number of Hours on the Tanning Bed. If the tanning bed has a digital timer, most of them have an “Hour counter”. 3). Tanning Bed Acrylics Condition and Care. 4). Overall Condition of the Tanning Bed. 5). Check if they have Proper Electrical Requirements.

What is the best home tanning bed?

The ?Best Home Tanning Beds ?1. Solar Storm 24S with Arm and Face Tanners. ?2. Sunfire 16 Deluxe Tanning Bed. ?3. Tanning Bed RelaxSun 24 Plus by ProSun. Solar Wave 16 Lamp Home Tanning Bed.

What are the best commercial tanning beds?

Some of the best tanning beds are the Sundome 548V and the SolarForce 652V. These commercial tanning beds look stylish and stand upright. This requires less room and most clients are impressed by the quality of the tan and the look of the tanning beds.