What gel light do salons use?
If you’re basing your purchase on what the pros use, Kandalec says salons tend to stick with the lamps that go with the product line their professional nail artists prefer such as CND, Gelish, The Gel Bottle and Kiara Sky, which all have their own products.
Is LED or UV better for gel?
LED lights work similarly, but they emit narrower UV wavelengths with higher concentration and more energy. These light emitting diodes target specific photoinitiators in the gel polish which enables the gel to cure much faster than UV.
Is a LED light better for gel nails?
UV light on average takes 8-10 minutes of dry time while LED lights can cure gel nails on average of 30-90 seconds. Therefore, LED lights are better for gel nails.