Most gel polishes will cure with an LED lamp but some require a UV lamp like CND shellac.

In this article I am going to be reviewing some of the most popular LED lamps so you can make a well informed decision. The rating that I will give them is based on a five star system and is totally my opinion.

Melody Susie Portable LED Lamp Violetilac 6W Mini Nail Dryer Curing LED Gel Nail Polish Professionally-White


  • This lamp has a one-button design with a built-in timer which makes it super easy to use. Press the button once for 60 seconds and twice for 45 seconds. Great for the nail art beginner.
  • Quick drying, shorten your curing time by 50%. It is only compatible with LED/ UV LED gel nail polishes. 
  • Portable, compact, ergonomic, and lightweight. It’s the perfect pocket nail lamp for school, office, home use, and travel. You can use it at anywhere.
  • This nail lamp cures your gel nail polishes with low heat and is painless.  
  • Super cute white design with a heart-shaped button makes it a perfect gift for friends and family. Best for your daughter or granddaughter who would like to learn nail art.


Color: White

Opening size: 9.5cm/3.7″Width * 3.8cm/1.5″Height

Net Weight: 6.4 ounces

Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

Input:100-240V AC 50/60HZ


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,973 in Beauty & Personal Care

Important Before You Purchase

  1. Press the on/off button until the LED light turns on. It usually takes about 1 to 3 seconds.
  2. Please check if the size fits your hand. You may have to dry your thumb separately.
  3. LED light emits 380-410nm wave length to cure
  4. LED gel polish which have 380-410nm photo-initiator.
  5. This product works for any LED gel polish.  If not compatible your gel will not dry and might start peeling and cracking.
  6. It is normal for gel polish to remain slightly sticky after curing. Simply wipe off the residue with alcohol to get a dryer and smoother nail surface.

Package Includes

1  MelodySusie Violetilac MINI 6W LED Lamp Nail Dryer
1  Power Supply
1  User Manual

My Rating

My overall impression of this lamp was that it was too small to accomplish what I wanted. After a few days of doing my nails I have realized that it is much easier if I just do my thumb first and then the rest of my fingernails. I can take it any where but it does take a little longer to cure your nails than they say.  If you are looking for something simple, very portable and not too expensive.

This one gets 3 STARS.

48W LED Nail Lamp, DIOZO Portable Nail Dryer Manicure/Pedicure Curing Lamp


  • This lamp is a portable at only 227g. Made of anti-break material, which is lighter than competitors with same power. It’s size is perfect for school, office, home, and travel.
  • New professional design with a UV+LED dual light source. The light is closer to white light, so no harm will come to your eyes or skin, but it does come with a protective glove for those concerned.
  • No bulb replacement needed, 50,000 hr long-lasting LED light beads are evenly distributed inside for an overall better cure.
  • 3 timer settings (30, 60, and 90 seconds) for easy control of the curing time, and the time is displayed on the big LCD screen on the top of the machine.
  • Auto-sensor for switching on/off without pressing any buttons. It senses when you put your hand in it and turns on for the time you already set it for.
  • Large enough space to cure five fingernails or toenails at one time, ideal for home and salon use.
  • Equipped with 21pcs 48w uv & led lamp beads, suitable for curing all kinds of uv and led nail gel polishes in a short time
  • Smart Over Temperature Design which allows it to detect internal temperature automatically when in long term use. For instance: when the temperature is too high, it turns to low-power operation and it will return to normal levels when the temperature returns to normal.


Model: SUN X9plus

Life span: 50000 hours

Maximum power: 48 watts

Net Weight: 227g

Number of beads: 21PCS

UPC: 680577484221

Packing size: 217*138*79mm

Light source band: 365+ 405nm/UV LED

Material: ABS

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,135 in Beauty & Personal Care

Important Before You Purchase

  1.  Use the appropriate timer(30s/60s/99s low heat mode) according to your gel polish’s requirements. The lamp will automatically shut off after the specified time. You can also use the auto-sensor, it will turn on or off automatically when you put your hand/foot in or out of the machine.
  2.  Apply a thin layer of your gel polish according to its specific instructions. Do not touch the cuticle or skin alongside the nails.
  3.  This nail lamp is for all kinds of gel polishes only. It is not for regular nail polish.
  4.  Wipe your nails with an alcohol pad to get rid of the sticky residue left behind by your gel polish.

Package Includes

1  LED nail lamp
1 American nail lamp plug
1  Instruction manual
1 Anti-UV gloves (gift)
1 Nail file (gift)
1 Quality assurance

This product has passed CE.ROHS.FCC certification.

My Rating

The best thing about this lamp is the wider opening so you can dry all 5 fingernails or toenails at once. It’s quick and efficient curing allows you to achieve a variety of designs. Of course you can’t forget about the free gifts. Everyone can always use an extra nail file or two. The anti-UV glove is a must, if you don’t believe me then CLICK HERE to check it out for yourself. The automatic timer is great too. I love it.

This one gets 4 STARS

LCD Display-Infrared Hand Sensor-Four Timer Setting-Portable Handle Design-Cordless Rechargeable Nail Lamp Curing LED Gel Nail Polish, 64W LED Nail Lamp Dryer


  • Portable handle design for easy carry.
  • Metal material for durable use and heat dissipation. This nail lamp has a 32pcs LED light for a quick cure and no dead-zone.
  • Infrared hand sensor that turns on/off when you put your hand or foot in/out.
  • The LCD display clearly shows the curing time and battery capacity.
  • An open design makes it more convenient for your manicure or pedicure and easy to clean. A special design so you can dry all of your digits at once.
  • Four time settings for ultimate nail dryer flexibility, enabling you to choose different times according to the types of nail gels you use. This improves the quality of your nail art.
  • This lamp is also cordless and rechargeable, making it convenient for salon and home uses.


Item Type: LED Nail Lamp

Maximum Power: 64W

Voltage: 100-240V

Material: Metal

LED Quantity: 32pcs

Size: Approx. 23.2 x 21.5 x 9.1cm

Net Weight: Approx. 2.13kg

Optional Plugs: US Plug


UPC: 792172417044

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,772 in Health & Household

Important Before You Purchase

  1. Only use gel polishes. It is not for regular nail polish.
  2. Wipe your nails with an alcohol pad to get rid of the sticky residue left behind by your gel polish.
  3. Be sure to follow cleaning instructions perfectly.

Package Includes

1 x LED Nail Lamp
1 x Adapter
1 x Charger
1 x Manual

Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.

My Rating

What can I say except that most of my pictures of finished nails have been done with this lamp. Very portable because it is cordless. The four different time settings cover every kind of gel polish that I use. Most important, it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg like most of the professional ones I have looked at.

This one gets 5 STARS


I know that there are only 3 here to review, but these are just the ones that I have tried (wanted to give you personal experience). Also most of the other lamps use UV as well as LED and you should know that I would rather only use LED. I will shout out to you another review once I have had a chance to talk to a few nail techs that still use these types of nail dryers. I hope this has served you well and you are on your way to achieving a great quality nail dryer.

As always, here is to beautiful nails and Blessed Be.


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2 thoughts on “LED Lamps

  • June 4, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Excuse my ignorance on the topic, but I am a male flamenco guitarist and my only experience with nail care and polish pertains to the requirements of that style of guitar play and the difficulty of finding something I can put on my nails to protect them other than epoxy glue.  You mention more than once that gell nail polishes leave behind a sticky residue after curing.  I am curious about why?  Are Gell finishes something a finger picker like me might want to consider?  i like the way you laid the post out.  Good job.

    • June 6, 2019 at 9:32 AM

      Stanley Hello

      Oh my goodness, please do not put epoxy on your nails. If you like to have your nails tough and pretty then gel nails might be something you want to try. You can just do clear coats if you don’t want to get fancy. However there are other ways to protect your nails like oils to strengthen or different types of polishes. Check out my post on Keeping it Natural. And the residue from gel nails is easily wiped away with an alcohol pad. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with and Blessed Be Kari


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