Re: NANFA-- My nanometers request answered
Sat, 20 Jan 2001 20:58:59 EST

Bruce, nice site and good tech info but i disagree with him about broad
spectrum lighting. after more than 30 years of growing plants of all types i
have found that wide spectrum light will always out perform lights that are
just primed for photosynthesis there is some thought on this in scientific
literature and it has to do with pigments in plants that we can't see that
convert light that chlorophyll can't see into energy for the plants. it can
be readily demonstrated for both infra read and ultra violet and there is
some reason to suspect it occurs in light in the mid range too. I know that
broad spectrum lights do indeed result in better more regular and natural
growth of plants of all types.


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