f-e.. I have to wonder if brief uv-c flashes might trigger the plants defenses better. It that's whats happening.
Yep you are spot on there.. good wondering. But the highest frequency of deep UV.. the research seems to suggest any exposure to this frequency will elicit the response in plants but i can only assume from what ive read it will obviously have a bell curve relative to intensity and duration.
Movement sensors to detect you in there?
I wouldnt bother personally, if you were basking naked within a couple feet for hours then maybe..
I doubt any UV flouro or really anything we have had access to for a while has really been worth while using..
The same magic spot between 285 and 310 is not only according to research the perfect sweet spot for plants its also more ideal for human vitamin D production than the sun, again because it elicits the production of this life saving metabolite without the rest of the UV spectrum being there, needlessly cooking you.
So ive just bought a couple of these:
Ill run them at a slightly higher V to hit the 285nm.
This band around 280-310 has been super difficult for them to hit in the LED industry and provide great efficiency, well those days are with us..
These are also being used in portable water sterilizing bottles as we speak. Which is an awesome gadget.. think solar powered portable water sterilizing, thats progress!
I will report back and hopefully ill get to use them on the girls i have in flower now for the final weeks. Which is often when people add uv to "lock in" the terps, as ive seen it described. This is why many credit the philips CMH bulbs because they have been tailored to go into the UVA/B..
I mean dont stare into uv lights but if you're somewhere like I am extra vitamin D is always welcome.
Thanks for that LED05! I only just saw your post. You're right mate that sterilization band seems to be the one!
Im just probably going to have to get a UV meter going forward.