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Question on growth lamp

clarosa clarosa at biocomp.unl.edu
Mon Nov 13 20:18:35 EST 2000

What is a solarium lamp? spectra,, output of heat? energy?

Jens Klute wrote:

> Dear friends,
> What do you think about the idea to recycle second hand solarium lamps
> as plant growth lamps?
> A friend of mine carries on the business with solariums. The lamps are
> changed when they have been used for about 300h, but the specification
> is up to 800h. I want to grow chili peppers in Germany, but we have very
> less sun here. The question is: Are the plants hurt by too hard
> radiation, if I use solarium lamps in place of normal plant growth
> lamps? How much time a day is enough to irradiate the plants?
> I would be very glad if someone could tell me some experiences or ideas
> or explain me that it is nonsense what I want to do.
> Many greetings from, Jens

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