The Biggest Misconception In Indoor Lighting Broken Down By Dgl

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  1. Hey guys DGL Here from Luigis Coop In So-Cal Gonna Drop a bit of Knowledge please read the Article Until the end Before you Comment

    Before We Begin Let me give you a bit of info on my Grow Space I Flower Under Tables each Table has a 1000wattt 2K hps Hortuilux and a 1000watt 10k MH Solis-Tek Both Within A Raptor Dual Bulb Hood, The Size of each table is 5 Feet Wide x 6 Feet Long And i pull 3LB's Per Table on Average in a sealed Environment with 1000ppm C02 know lets begin.

    The Biggest misconception in Indoor Lighting Is that you can Use HPS Bulb's Alone to Fully Energize every photosynthetic Process within a cannabis plant.

    The biggest misconception in indoor lighting is that photo-synthetically active photon's(HPS Bulb's Primary Spectrum) fluctuated at a low density(core and coil ballast) or high density(digital ballast) will equal full photosynthesis this is a lie because you need more then just photons that are able to be taken in by Chlorophyll A & B Receptors to produce full photosynthesis........... even emitting photons within a certain nanometer range that chlorophyll A & B Receptors Cannot Take in for energy will still energize photosynthetic processes(UVA, UVB).

    you need to emit high amounts of UVA, And UVB for multiple reasons that will be discussed but the main reason is if you do not emit UVA / UVB Spectra onto the trychomb spheres you will have pure molecule precursors of terpines, flavanoids, THC, cbd's, etc... and no actual compounds of essential oils within thrychomb spheres pure precursor molecules.

    By Ed Rosenthal On UVB

    UVB from 290 nm to 320 nm is useful to plants that use it to
    produce flavonoids and terpenes, including THC in cannabis. UVA from 320 nm to 400 nm
    is also very important for plant growth and is able to contribute to photosynthesis as well as
    other responses such as phototropism.

    But the best standalone Grow-light in the industry for the ENTIRE bloom phase is Hortilux HPS this Light Bulb Produces Baisically NO UVB From the Nano-meter range of 290 nm - 320 nm, remember UVB is less energetic but more penetrating to the canopy!, to amlost No UVA From the NM range of 320 nm - 400 nm which is more energetic but less penetrating to the canopy, Lets take a look at the Single Ended 1000 watt Super HPS Grow Lights Spectrum By Hortilux
    Notice how Hortilux Spectrum doesn't even Show 290-400nm Then Lets See a 10K MH Spectrum My Favorite Choice as Supplemental lighting for The Entire Bloom Phase.
    So why is Hortilux Considered the best Grow Light In this Industry? Because it Produces the Most Spectral Energy out of any other bulb on the market and most of that spectral energy is Within The PAR Nano-Meter Range which is simply 480 NM - 720 NM of the light spectrum and when photons are emitted within this nano-meter range which is 480-720 NM photons are then able to be taken in by Chlorophyll A & B Receptors. So Will A Hortilux HPS give you the biggest yield in my opinion? YES! but you will not be able to Energize every photosynthetic Process within the cannabis Plant.

    So is High Pressure Sodium the best Stand Alone bulb in the industry for the bloom cycle? Depends on what you want, do you want to sacrifice a bit of potency In Essential Oil's and extra resin production To Decrease Flowering time and Buff up yields? then HPS IS for you! But if you are after Top Shelf Runs Then Try Supplementing your Grow Footprint with a bit of Extra UVB / UVA and on the bright Side There is no Known Pathogen That can Live Past a Dose of UVC so if your having Mold mildew or even bacteria problems in your grow space grab a 10k MH it will HELP ALOT! especially in Sealed Environments also the production in certain Hormones like auxins, will increase! and you will energize more Photosynthetic Processes like phototropism.

    Remember UVB Is what you want but UVA is what you will usually get unless you buy a special UVB Emitting Light, None the less Some UV Spectra Is better then No UV Spectra imo.

    Here is a legend or breakdown of certain words and facts,

    B. core and coil ballast's fall under the low density photon fluctuation category is because core and coil ballast's only produce 40/60 hz of RF meaning that the amount of photons the light bulb is fluctuating per second(Photon Flux Density) is in lamens terms only 40 - 60 hz worth of photons and this produces a Ultra Low Frequency Light Source, the sun is a Ultra high Frequency Light Source this is a Alien Light Source to the plant.

    C. Digital Ballast's Fall Under a high photon density light source because digital ballasts produce 100k-150k HZ worth of RF meaning the amount of photons the light bulb is fluctuating per second(Photon Flux Density) is in lamens terms 100k - 150k worth of photons and this produces a Ultra High Frequency Light Source.

    D. UVA is more energetic but less penetrating to the canopy.

    E. UVB is less energetic but more penetrating to the canopy.

    F. Chlorophyll is the molecule that absorbs sunlight and uses its energy to synthesis carbohydrates from CO2 and water(Chlorophyll A & B Receptors).

    G. According to multiple sources (NASA, FDA, and others) here are the wavelengths of the UVA, UVB and UVC regions:

    UVA 400 nm - 320 nm
    UVB 320 nm - 290 nm
    UVC 290 nm - 100 nm
  2. welcome to GC

    I do hope you grow a plant and put your ideas into practice

    in most counts, uv is avoided by many indoor growers, due to health concerns

    however the uv does wonders on any bud in the final stages

    and is used by many, to just push them trics to ripen early for harvest

    should you fuck with UV, wear glasses

    good luck
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