CND UV Lamp Review

Official CND Shellac 36W UV Lamp Product Review

Glowing CND UV LampPrice: $130

You can’t go wrong when buying the CND UV Lamp! It is made by one of the best nail polish manufacturers in the industry and will work with any type of gel nail polish. This lamp is a sturdy and reliable machine that is really easy to use and is definitely professional quality. It comes with 4 9W lightbulbs that have a lifespan of 100 hours. You need to replace all bulbs at the same time after you use them for 100 hours. The bulbs can be bought online and a 4-pack is only $34 so it’s very cheap to maintain this lamp.


-Lightbulbs on both the top of the lamp and the sides to give you a full cure
-Removable bottom tray for curing pedicures 
-Interior Fan to keep the lamp ventilated when curing 
-4 different preset time settings for each step in the shellac application process
-Customizable timer programming for you to set your own times
-Easy to setup and assemble


-You can’t fit both hands in to cure at the same time
-The buttons look slightly faded

Where to Buy a CND UV Lamp?

CND doesn’t sell directly to consumers because they sell to salons and professionals. If you want to DIY shellac nails at home, you will have to buy all of your CND supplies online. The best place to purchase is on Amazon because the price is the lowest and you can buy from CND so you know it is a new lamp being sold through a trusted eCommerce platform


Installation tips: 

-Before using your new CND UV Lamp, you need to remove the top of the lamp to make sure you take off all of the blue protective film.

How to Operate Your CND UV Lamp

The lamp comes with 4 preset timer options A-D. A = 10 seconds, B = 1min, C = 2 mins,  D= 3 mins. Press the button corresponding to the time you want to cure your nails. The timer will count down to zero and the bulbs will shut off automatically. Lets say you want the minimum time to be 30 seconds instead of 10 seconds. You can program a custom time by changing one of these preset times. Press and hold the button you want to change the time of (example hold down A to change it from 10 secs to 30secs). Hold the button down until you hear 3 beeps sound and the time value flashes. Then press + or – to reach your desired time setting. Checkout the full CND UV Lamp Manual if you have questions on operating or taking care of your lamp.

How to Check the Remaining Bulb Life of CND UV Lamp Bulbs


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  1. Cooper February 10, 2016
    • Cindy February 17, 2016