UV lamps play a crucial role in the manicure and nail enhancement process, providing the necessary light to cure various nail products. When it comes to curing gel polish, a UV lamp with a wavelength of around 365-405 nanometers is commonly used. These lamps efficiently cure gel polish, providing a durable and long-lasting finish. It's important to choose a lamp with adequate power and appropriate specifications to ensure proper curing, typically ranging from 36 watts and higher for efficient gel polish curing.

Polygel, a hybrid between acrylic and gel, requires a UV or LED lamp for curing. Many UV/LED lamps are versatile enough to cure both gel polish and polygel. These lamps typically have dual-light sources, allowing users to switch between UV and LED modes based on the specific curing requirements. The versatility of these lamps makes them a practical choice for nail technicians or enthusiasts who work with a variety of nail enhancement products.

Builder gel, known for its thicker consistency and strength, usually requires a UV lamp with higher wattage for efficient and thorough curing. Lamps with wattages ranging from 48 watts and above are commonly recommended for curing builder gel. The increased power ensures that the thicker layers of builder gel cure evenly and effectively. It's essential to check the manufacturer's guidelines for specific builder gel products, as some may recommend a specific wattage or dual-light source lamp for optimal results in the curing process.