When comparing domestic tanning beds and commercial tanning beds, the domestic solutions differ in three main areas - price, durability and speed. But, the main reason that so many people are opting to buy their own tanning bed is that they can achieve a golden glow in their own time, and in the comfort of their own homes.
For millions of people globally, visiting a tanning solarium is a frequent and expensive process. Furthermore, the entire time that it takes to travel to and from a tanning salon, then getting unrobed and then redressed, can easily slice into your day. This makes a trip to a tanning salon an exercise that really needs to be planned way ahead of time. And in a lot of cases, a tanning solarium will never have any timeslot when you want it, because most people will want to visit at the most desirable times of the day, like lunch time on work days.
For these reasons, people are seeking alternatives to tanning salons. People just want easiness - they don't want to be scheduling their whole week around a few trips to the tanning salon. Those that want a consistent tan are now starting to catch on that if there was a tanning option that could be performed at home, they would have lots more spare time in their schedules.
Trying to save time is just one reason for seeking an alternative - another reason is the cost of tanning salons. Typically, each visit to a tanning salon can cost anywhere from $15 to $30. If you start to tally up the cost of each tanning salon visit, and then factor in the preparation time to get there, to unclothe, go through your tanning session, then redress and get back home or to work, there is definitely a lot of ineffectual time and effort. And if you remember the old saying, 'time is money', there is definitely a case of it here.
Having privacy is a major concern for so many people, and that is why they are opting to buy their own tanning bed. Being naked is the best way to achieve a full body tanning experience, though most people prefer semi-nude. Most people will avoid undressing at a tanning salon because of our natural tendency for personal privacy. So with a home tanning solution, you get the best of both worlds... a full golden tan, and the freedom to do it on your time, and with as little or as much clothing as you prefer.
But we do need to contemplate the cost of the at-home alternate choice, and we also need to consider the quality of the apparatus. It is easy to assume that having your own tanning bed at home is going to be the perfect solution now that we have prescribed that it will be so far more convenient, and that we won't be wasting so much time and money traveling to and from our local tanning solarium. The simple fact is that buying your own tanning bed is not a cheap exercise. Only you will be able to decide if buying a tanning bed is right for your long term needs.
The home tanning bed is a lot lower in price than the commercial tanning bed because it is constructed in a more economical manner. The normal at-home tanning bed would be used once a day, maybe twice per day, whereas in a salon the average bed may be used over and above 20 times daily. It's like comparing a budget iron with a professional steam iron. We all know which one costs less, and we all know which one is suited to 8-10 hours usage a day.
A home tanning bed will naturally be less submissive to the rigors of a commercial tanning bed, but they are certainly apt to providing a golden tan - exactly the same as you would get from a tanning solarium. Commercial tanning beds use a very high-tech lamp system, and so do most domestic ones, meaning that the tanning results will be much the same.
But commercial tanning beds are far more well-constructed and efficient. Like we said above, the typical bed in a tanning solarium could be used more than 20 times a day, so the construction of commercial tanning beds needs to be accordant with such high usage. Furthermore, a commercial bed will more than likely have far more lamps in it than a domestic tanning bed. A domestic tanning bed will normally have 16 lamps versus around 40 lamps for a commercial bed. A commercial tanning bed will thus work quicker than a domestic bed.
Home tanning is an extensive market, and tanning beds/booths are finding their way into more and more homes across the USA. From as little as $50-$60 per month, you can get yourself a top-quality full size home tanning bed - that's cheaper than 2 visits to most local tanning solariums - and you can use yours in the comfort and practicality of your own home.