I decided to go ahead and buy the Dermfix UV B lamp for vitamin D after reading up on what the benefits of vitamin D provide for your health, and realising I probably wasn’t getting enough from the sun alone. I looked at other alternatives such as supplements and other lamps but after reading customer reviews on Amazon decided on the Dermfix model.
Dermfix 3000 Review
I haven’t had the Dermfix UV-B lamp long enough really to give it a review on any health benefits that I should get, but I have done a quick video review of myself opening the box when it arrived and taking a look at what is in the box, the instruction manual, the timer, and of course the Dermfix model itself. I’ll embed the video below as it may be useful, after giving my thoughts.
The first thing I’ll say is that I bought the Dermfix 3000 direct from Androv Medical. Here is the product page if you’d like to take a look yourself. Just to mention that AM do also sell the Dermfix on Amazon also. The reason I bought straight from their site rather than on on Amazon itself was because at the time (may be different now, or may not) it was about £20 cheaper from AM. Plus I try not to buy anything from Amazon because they aren’t one of my favourite companies shall we say. Anyway that’s by the by really.
Once I’d opened the box the Dermfix 3000 lamp for vitamin d on first appearances seems like a good quality product. It looks well made and also it feels solid and sturdy. It has a generous amount of cable at roughly 1.5m long and came fitted with a 3 pin UK plug so no adapters needed. It has a handy little stand that just folds out from the back which is essential really, or it can be wall hung if you prefer. You can get a better idea of the dimensions from the image and details below.
The intensity of bulbs according to the instruction manual will start to decrease from around 200 to 300 hours so treatment times may need to be increased, and the bulbs are recommended to be changed at around 400 hours of use so they should last a long time. Looking at the AM site it will cost around £130 to buy and replace both bulbs when the time comes.
Vitamin D Lamp Dimensions
The dimensions of the Dermfix vitamin D lamp as measured by myself are approximately as follows. The height from top to toe is approximately 18.5 inches. The width at it’s widest point is approximately 13 inches. The depth with the stand out is about 10 inches, and with the stand in the depth is about 3 inches.
What Else Comes With The Dermfix 3000 UV-B Lamp?
Also in the box along with the Dermfix 3000 was the handy little timer, protective glasses and operating instructions. There’s not much too say on these really. The timer is really just a simple digital clock with a timer that can either countdown or be used as a stopwatch, and the glasses are obviously a pair of safety glasses to protect the eyes. I myself certainly use the glasses and also close my eyes while using the Dermfix 3000 UV-B lamp, but prefer to use my phone as the timer. Not because the timer is bad or anything, it’s just my phone is there, does the same thing and saves using the timer.
The instruction manual I received was all in English and is well written. It really has all the information in there you should need, including handy tables for recommended use for varying skin colours and other useful info such as maintenance of the Dermfix lamp, cleaning, lamp replacement, warranty, and more.
Where To Buy The Dermfix 3000 UV-B Lamp?
As I’ve said previously, I bought the Dermfix UV-B lamp from Androv Medical, but there are of course people who will prefer to buy from Amazon. These are just two options I looked at. I know at the time there was also a Dermfix 3000 available on ebay, although second hand. It was about £50 cheaper but decided against that. There may be other places to buy from but for that you will have to do your own research.
Hopefully this Dermfix 3000 review of sorts has been somewhat helpful, and if you buy one I hope it’s money well spent.