What is 0.3 Tanning?

You may, or may not already know that there is a piece of legislation governing the maximum UV output of sunbeds. This is known as 0.3 as is approved by the EU and accepted that this is the maximum and safe level of output for sunbeds and complies with all British and European consumer safety standards.

This regulation was introduced in 2009 and governs the maximum UV outputs of sunbeds. The legislation, commonly referred to as 0.3, states that a sunbeds UV irradiation must not exceed 0.3W/m2. A sunbed with a UV output above this level is deemed as ‘unsafe’.

A session in a 0.3 tanning bed will deliver the equivalent tanning effect as the Mediterranean mid-day-sun but without the risk of burning yourself to a crisp!

0.3W/m2 is the amount of UV exposure that the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) set as the limit for effective irradiance.  This limit was then added to the European and British standards relevant for sunbeds.

At Instatan, we are passionate about tanning and put our customer’s safety first. All our sunbeds at Instatan are 0.3 compliant What you can expect from a 0.3 tanning session:

  • A deeper and longer-lasting tan
  • The tanning process is kinder to your skin
  • The risk of over-exposure or burning is effectively eliminated
  • You can tan for longer