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On Facebook: I am so very impressed with the addition of your Flower Power tubes! Magnificent results even in early stages, I actually have a plant that began trichome production at day 16!!.. probably a week to ten days ahead of most without the addition of the UVB/A..just wanted to say thank you! Best thing to hit the Canna market in decades! I'm a lifetime customer now and I'm spreading the word in a couple Canna groups.. Thanks again - J. Otto
FR40T12 multi-wattage, multi-peak UVB/UVA horticultural lamp.
Wattage: 32-40 watts standard, can be run as high as 80w for special applications.
Color: white to violet. Color temperature >10,000K
Dimension: 4 foot by 1.5 inches. Will fit almost any shop light.
Reflector: Built inside the lamp. No external reflector needed.
UVA/B: 5x the power of the SG-1 and Universal UV. About 20 to 50x the power of reptile lights.
UVA/B rating: Equivalent to a 30% UVB lamp, but we do this in very different frequencies, so they don't equate.
Life: 1000 hours at 70% of original power.
From the ground up, this lamp was engineered to do nothing but operate as a horticultural lamp. It can operate as low as 25 watts and as high as 80 watts, but is centered to us a standard 4 foot 32w fixture and it's own timer. It is four foot long, 1.5" in diameter, so it can be used in virtually every 4 foot fixture at the hardware store. Our entire goal was to make it simple and cheap to operate. All the really interesting things are happening inside the lamp, not in the fixture.
Again we licensed Sol Glass for this lamp, like our SG series lamps. It is more transparent to any other UV glass made, and allows transmission of UVB between 280nm and 300nm, something other lamps don't do well. This is one reason our lamps have been so successful in the labs, testing for resin/flavonoids/terpenes/THC. The new spectrum uses many of the same spectral peaks as the SG, but are 3 to 4 times stronger in the UVB, while still having a solid UVA profile. UVA is seldom discussed in many circles, and it is too large a topic to discuss here, but we design our lamps with a sun similar UVA spectrum because we have good reason to think it is also very beneficial for UV started plants. The UVA to UVB ratio is very different than the sun, however, as the effective ratio is about 4 times higher than the sun. This is why you can use half as many lamps and still get twice as much UVB. In short, you use few lamps farther from from your plants. This makes using them easier and cheaper for you, while being more effective. It is hard to overstate how big a leap this lamp is.
Like most Solacure lamps, the Flower Power has a built in reflector, so you don't need to worry about using reflective material with it. Mylar, white paint, all these absorb UV anyway, they are useless for reflecting it. The image on the left shows a regular lamp, the image on the right is how the Flower Power is designed, with an internal reflector. It forces all the light to go in one direction, making designing and installing a system much easier. This means the lamp has about 50% more total UV output than a non-reflector design with a home made reflector.
For all flowering plants (including fruits and vegetables) grown indoor or in a greenhouse environment. The exact amount of UV needed for each plant will vary, and must be determined by the grower. To offer enhanced UVB, most growers will use two of the Flower Power lamps for every 1000w HPS/MH or equivalent. Obviously these will work on cannabis and are designed to maximize the UVB needs of the buds, but it was designed to be a greenhouse light and to provide the missing UVB for any plant.
How to use these lampsUse two Flower Power lamps per 1000w hood, one on each side for even coverage, 12" to 24" from the plants (farther is weaker so needs to be run longer, but covers a larger area). Run 1 to 4 times per day, 1 to 6 hours per cycle for up to 12 hours (single cycle). How much depends on your particular plants, so start with 2 to 4 hours and work your way up, looking out for burned edges. The goal is to stress the plants, push them, without damaging them. Only run during your day cycle. Use during flowering and fruiting stage. Also proven to suppress mold and mildew as well as discourage many insects.
Another method that is claimed to produce higher CBD is the "Pulse Method". You run them 15 minutes on, 45 minutes off. This will shorten lamp life somewhat, but will still get you 2 flowering seasons worth of use. These claims have been made by a few professional growers. Most tests that instead run the UVB continuously for several hours have shown to not dramatically affect CBD production (flat to slightly higher).
Already certified to get 20% to 35% higher THC and flavonoids and anecdotal evidence that approaches 40% higher, and results keep coming in.
This shows the Flower Power in Standard F32 mode (22 watts, lower image) and in dual F32 mode (HO mode, ~40 watts, top image). Note the lamps aren't exceptionally bright because we don't use visible phosphors. All the power is going to the ultraviolet range, which is invisible to your eyes. This is one reason Flower Power lamps deliver 10x the UV when comparing to other lamps, watt per watt.
Output as measured with a hand held UV meter at 312nm (not the strongest peak for these lamps)2 foot Flower Power F20
20w, measured dead to lamp: 1450mW/cm2 (normal F20 fixture)
10w, measured dead to lamp: 750mW/cm2
4 foot Flower Power F40
40w, measured dead to lamp: 1400cm2
20w, measured dead to lamp: 800mW/cm2 (normal F32 fixture)
Please note that UV output varies radically based on temperature, now long the lamp has been on, how old the lamp is. These are useful for comparing to our other lamps, but no so much for comparing to other lamps.
Misc info FR40 version: (20w @ 12"/.3m distance)
Note that this is running in the LOWEST power mode and some measurements will seem odd because they are based on visible light and almost no output of this lamp is in the visible range.
Peak Wavelength: λp=352nm
Dominant WaveLength: λd 469.21nm (visible only)
Ee=3497.1300mW/m2 PPFD=1.31 umol/m2*s
Candle E=5.28Fc (virtually no ouput is in visible range)
Spectrometer: SRI-2000-UV (Optimum Optoelectrics Corp, Canada)
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|Solacure Means Quality|
Solacure ultraviolet lamps aren't just good, we guarantee they are the best or we will give you your money back. Our patented glass is more transparent to UVA and UVB. Our custom cathode/anode sets lets you run 2 to 3 times more power than a standard lamp in the same size. All of our lamps have built in reflectors. We have a lamp for every need.
We stand behind everything we sell and guarantee each will perform exactly to specification, or we will replace them. We don't want your business this week, we want it every week, and we are willing to earn it. There really is a difference in quality when it comes to ultraviolet bulbs, and Solacure tops the list. Order online, over the phone, or call us if you need a custom UV lamp made, with fairly low minimums (around 2000 pieces). We can make it happen.
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