In a standing bed you can move more freely, for example you can raise your arms. This gives you a more even tan all over. The lamps are also different; theyhave a special reflector that helps to spread all rays more evenly. So the claim that stand up beds produce better quality tan is definitely true.
Another benefit of stand up tanning beds that comesdown to getting even tan is that there is no pressure points. This is different from person to person, but many people get less intense tan on the arias that touch the bed (in traditional stylebeds). Since in a vertical bed there is no pressure point the problem is illuminated all together.
Stand up beds use stronger bulbs. A bulb in a traditional tanning bed is about 100 watt, whilestanding up tanning beds use bulbs in the range of 160 watt. This gives you stronger tan for the same length session. As a result sessions in a stand up bed are shorter, which saves you time.
For manypeople hygiene is the main reason. In a stand up bed you don't have to touch the same surface that other tanners were touching. So people feel that this type of tanning beds is more sanitary. Actually,touching the surface of tanning bed doesn't matter. Salon tanning beds use very strong bulbs and UV light from them kills most bacteria. Also the law requires that salon tanning beds should be cleanedand disinfected after each use. However, if it makes you feel better, that you don't have to lie on the same surface as everybody else, than vertical tanning beds have one more plus side.
Standup beds cons
The only real disadvantage of this type of tanning bed is that you can get tired easily. It might be quite boring to stand up while tanning. But it is really a matter of personalpreference.
Some tanners might tell you that since vertical tanning beds use stronger lamps, they are more dangerous. This claim is not true. Yes, you get exposed to more harmful UVB and UVA rays...