Tanning is a growing market segment that is in a desperate need for a new technology. Most tanning beds today use mercury tubes. Mercury is a notorious pollutant and the tubes' flux is very inconsistent over their lifetime; dropping up to 50% over 500 hours. Mercury tubes also emit UVB rays which cause skin aging and in some cases Melanoma.
SemiLEDs LEDs in the UVA range provide a clean, safer, more consistent and more efficient source of tanning light. The LEDs emit a narrow peak wavelength of light, thus maximizing the tanning effect of the energy input. SemiLEDs LEDs are RoHS compliant and Mercury free. They also last over 50k hours, thus minimizing maintenance costs and providing more consistent light output over time.