UV Upgrade kits for the NEW fold series. Does not include the fold series light.
Includes: 2 UV bars (UVA + UVB) + 100w driver to clip onto the new Fold Series.
Can also be used as a stand alone option. UV bars + driver and plug. UVA (395nm) + UVB (310nm). Recommendation is to hang between existing bars or lights and plug in for the last 2-3 weeks of flowering.
Research shows UV Light May Increase Trichome Density, THC Content, Flavonoids and Inhibit Mold and Fungal development. Outdoors, about 10% of the sun’s light is ultraviolet. When UV light hits a leaf, the plant makes “sunscreen” to protect itself from damage. Plants produce many different types of sunscreen. Some of these sunscreens are physical, like trichomes, and some of them are chemical, like anthocyanins and beta-carotene. They protect the plant by reflecting away the harmful UV rays. In cannabis, these trichomes are the site of THC and CBD storage.
UV, specifically UVB is known to damage protein and nucleic acids in plant cells, causing decreased metabolism and decreased number of flowers. Therefore, much of the research recommends adding UV at the end of flowering. Research shows that applying UV light for 6 hours per day, at the end of flowering can increases Δ9-THC content by 28%!!
Aside from increasing THC content, UV wavelengths can change the color, flavor, and smell of a plant. These changes in color, flavor, and smell often make plants more appealing to humans, but more toxic to some insects. Plants with increased levels of these flavor/smell compounds are less likely to get eaten by insects! Lastly, there is strong evidence that UV wavelengths light prevents the spread and severity of fungal spores. Ultraviolet light is useful for more than just increasing THC content!!
Product: UV LED grow light 2 strips,
Spectrum:395nm and 310nm
LEDs: 136 pcs led per bar
Beam angle :120 degree
LED lifespan: 10000 Hours