CND Shellac Brisa LED Lamp Review

In May 2015, CND released the long-anticipated LED Lamp to cure Shellac. The lamp said can cut the curing time in half and can cure Shellac and Brisa.

CND LED Lamp Features

The CND LED Lamp utilizes 3C (Complete Chromatic Cure) Technology to optimize light, time and energy for maximum shine and lasting durability across a full spectrum of colors. It shows from the design and setting.

The lamp is round and lighter. It’s more open. You can see inside from front or back side.  It’s acetone resistant. No sliding tray as the lamp is quite open; thus allowing the foot to go in freely.


Some great features are:

  • Targeted exposure to the nail bed area where you want to cure the polish, not all over the hand. There are 5 LED bulbs right on top and 2 bulbs on the right and left for the thumbs.
  • Easy-to-use preset controls for each service step.  There are 1 power switch (on the side) and 4 buttons for curing: 1, 2B, 2S and 3. See photo below for details.
  • Halved curing time: 10 seconds for all CND Base Coats, but only 60 seconds for CND Shellac Color coat, for all Brisa Gels and for all the curable CND Top Coats
  • Alignment guides for proper hand/foot placement on the surface base, making it easier to place fingers for targeted cure.
CND LED Preset timers

CND LED Preset timers


CND LED Lamp Vs Current UV Lamp

For starter, the look and design are totally different from CND UV Lamp. The CND LED Lamp has a round shape surrounding the hand. It’s smaller and lighter, which is about 1.7 lbs. Dimension is 8.3″x 8.2″x 4″.

CND Current UV Lamp

Compare to the original UV Lamp, the CND LED Light design has some interesting features such as:

  • Uniform drying
  • Cures in half the time compared to CND UV Lamp
  • The same 1 year warranty
  • No bulb replacement. Each LED light will last up to 10,000 hours.
  • No assembly required compared to CND UV Lamp, which you have to open and plug in all the bulbs before using it.
  • Removable power cord (the lamp we have comes with US plug)
  • It accepts 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz (thumbs up for this)
  • Power consumption max is 36 Watts
  • There are only 4 buttons compare to 8 at UV Lamp

Curing Time

What I found interesting with CND LED Lamp is that when you press the “1” button for curing base coat, instead of beaming continuously, the lights will pulse (turn on then off) 5 times for total 10 seconds before turning off. So don’t be alarmed if you see the lights are pulsing and yes, your lamp works fine. The pulsing also happens when you press “3” for curing top coat. It will pulse for couple times before lighting continuously.  No pulsing when you press button “2B” or “2S”.

To see a video review of CND LED Lamp, check out this video from LiverpoolLashes.

CND LED Lamp is now available at Esther’s Nail Center for $239 (at the time of writing). Shop now!

So what do you think about the new CND LED Lamp? Do you have any comment or questions? Just leave your comment below.



#1 Thresa on 05.19.15 at 10:48 am

CND LED Lamp is on sale at for $249. Limited time only.

#2 Irene on 05.23.15 at 7:34 pm

Do you have any guarantee that your products are authentic?

#3 admin on 06.11.15 at 10:31 pm

Our nail polishes and lamps are all new and genuine from US authorized distributors. We never sell fake products. That’s our promise. We’ve served thousands of customers since 2005 and that’s our proof.

#4 Shauntelle catani on 07.27.15 at 11:38 am

What kind of topcoats can you use with the new LED lamp?

#5 admin on 07.31.15 at 6:01 pm

You can use regular Shellac Top coat or the new Xpress Shellac Top Coat

#6 Shyam on 08.11.15 at 8:23 am

Can you use any brand of gel or uv Polish with this machine?

#7 Krista on 08.17.15 at 12:57 am

I find that the led lamp does not work as well as the UV lamp with CDN polish. The shellac feels a bit flexible where if I use OPI in this lamp it cures fantastic. What is your experience?

#8 admin on 08.27.15 at 10:49 am

Yes you can.

#9 Jayden on 08.28.15 at 7:27 pm

Will these lamps cure amore gel successfully?

#10 Karen Walker on 10.07.15 at 9:32 am

Do you send to Australia? I would love the CND LED lamp. They come with USA cords, could I buy a CND Australian cord?

#11 Jessica on 10.11.15 at 2:08 pm

What does it mean when the CND LED lamp just blinks and does not turn on?

#12 Elaine on 10.28.15 at 3:43 pm

Just got new led lamp on salon and find its not curing the out side off the thumbs am I doing something wrong or is this happening anyone else

#13 admin on 11.09.15 at 10:29 pm

The LED lamp does turn on but in blinking mode only when curing base coat.

#14 admin on 11.09.15 at 10:34 pm

Yes, we do ship to Australia. CND led lamp accepts 110-240V but you need a plug converter.

#15 Frankie on 01.28.16 at 8:12 am

Yes that was also happening with some of my clients I think it’s the finger placement kinda touchy for some clients

#16 Juliet on 05.26.16 at 4:59 am

I get that problem sometimes you just gotta have your clients stick their thumb further in and it should be fine!

For cnd shellac gel I find nothing wrong curing this brand under this light drys for me!

#17 Juliet on 05.27.16 at 10:08 am

Does this lamp work with Gelish base/top. I love Gelish and prefer to use it under over Shellac or OPI gel as well as gelish

#18 ashleigh on 06.23.16 at 9:53 am

hi, does the CND LED lamp cure OPI gel polishes?

#19 Karen on 08.05.16 at 7:32 am

We have used one of these lamps in our salon for the past year. Unfortunately it has gone wrong several times and has gone back to Sweet Squared where it was bought. I feel there is a design fault with the lead being underneath. Now just past its warranty it cannot be replaced. Even though the last one was replaced in March!
Personally I wouldn’t bother!

#20 Sara Atkinson on 08.06.16 at 5:16 am

I’m having same problem as Karen. I have 2 as panicked when first one had to be repaired 6 months in. 6 months on and it’s happe again but as its outside guarantee I would have to pay. Other lamp playing up now too. Could do with finding another lamp that properly cures shellac as won’t be buying another. Really wish I’d kept my uv ones. I really wouldn’t reco buying one, such a bad design anyway and never had so many clients catching their nails!!!!

#21 Regina Duguay on 07.07.17 at 12:21 pm

I am asking what happens between the 2 light 2b and 2s. we did Essie and it shrunk in the 2b light.. what is the difference between the two lights 2b and 2s

#22 Janet on 03.25.18 at 4:01 pm

How do you know when you need to replace the lamp? I know it says 10,000 hours.. but is there a way to check usage like the old lamp?

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