Our LED channels are size F71T8 and are compatible with all systems that currently use F71T12 bulbs. They have built in drivers (ballast plus rectifier) and built in converters that allow them to work in existing system with every common ballast that we have been able to test with. This includes magnetic (choke), electromagnetic (Magnatec, Valmont), electronic (Triad, Kesio) and ultra high frequency (Fulham/Workhorse). They will automatically adapt to any voltage from 120v to 240v if straight wired.
This means that for any tanning bed made that uses F71 lamps (SunQuest, SunVision, SunStar, SunMaster, Alpha Sun, Ergoline, Solar Storm, Soleil, ACN, etc), you can simply swap out the tanning lamps and install these. The only additional step you need to do is to remove the S12/K11 lamp starter before using. These lamp starters are used in most tanning beds, which use choke style ballasts. Removing them is simple: push down gently, turn 1/8 turn counterclockwise, then pull out.
Because the LED channels have built in electronics for every ballast we can test, and automatically adjust their own input power, you can use them on tanning beds that use 100w lamps, 160w lamps, or any number in between. There are no other modification required for these systems.
The LED channels *MAY* work with some beds that use F72 or F73 lamps by using adapters, but you must call to verify for your system, as there are a lot of variables and we will need to ask some questions first. 1-800-274-1744
The Rejuvenescence bulbs come in F71T12-100w, F71T12-160w and F59T12-80w, the same as most tanning bulbs. Unlike with the LEDs, you must match up the right wattage with the current lamps in the tanning bed you are looking to convert. Changing them is the same as changing tanning lamps, as they are both types of fluorescent tubes, differing mainly in the phosphors used inside the lamp. You must ensure the label faces you (up in the bench, facing down in the canopy) as these are reflector bulbs and only shine in one direction.
These fluorescent tubes *MAY* work with some beds that use F72 or F73 lamps by using adapters, but you must call to verify for your system, as there are a lot of variables and we will need to ask some questions first. 1-800-274-1744
"Legal compatibility" has nothing to do with whether if will fit or function, it is a somewhat confusing term that refers only to commercial salons, and the law requiring they replace their tanning lamps in their tanning beds with bulbs that are substantially similar to the original bulbs, for the sake of safety. For instance, they don't want salons replacing bulbs in a 20 minute tanning bed with bulbs designed for a 10 minute tanning bed, as the customer could get a bad sunburn if they stayed too long. Red lights are not governed this way because they can't injure your skin.
For the purpose of state regulations, red light bulbs and LED channels are not "recognized equivalents" of any tanning lamp because they are not radiological devices that produce UV. The FDA has opted to not provide guidance, leaving it up to the states to regulate. Some states (like North Carolina) has openly said that using red lights in place of tanning lamps is fine for a commercial application as long as the customer is aware. Most states have not taken a stand for or against the practice. Texas and Indiana do not allow replacing tanning lamps with any red light bulb that isn't certified as an equivalent, if you use it in a commercial environment.
If you are using it for personal purposes, these laws do not apply to you. If you are using them in a commercial environment, it is up to you to ensure there is no legal issue before installing them in an existing tanning bed.