How Fluorescent Grow Lights Work

Fluorescent grow lights are a very common light source for indoor growing. However, in addition to being used to grow, you see them every day. They are around us; in the office, your house, in the streets and in stores. However, most people have no idea how they really work. In this article I will briefly talk about what makes fluorescent growth lights really illuminate your growing space.

Culture fluorescent lights are some of the most complicated lighting sources in the world these days. These lamps rely primarily on the inelastic scattering of electrons to produce lighting. There is gas in the cameras of all fluorescent lights, and this gas is very important for them to work properly. In simple terms, when the light is turned on, the electrons get hot and then collide with the gas particles in the chamber. These gas atoms rise to a higher energy level since electrons are added.

Using some more scientific terms, these high-energy gas atoms become quite unstable once the electrons are added, which causes ultraviolet light to be emitted. However, ultraviolet light is not visible to human eyes, and this is where fluorescence really comes in. The inside of the fluorescent lights has a fluorine coating layer, and this is what the light really creates.

This happens because the ultraviolet photons are absorbed by the fluorescent coating that causes another energy jump in the chamber, and then the energy falls immediately after. This change in energy emits photons that are visible to the human eye. This reaction is what created the visible light you see from the growing fluorescent lights.

This process is very complicated and it can also be very confusing. I simplified it the best I could in this article. If you look at other explanations online, they tend to be much more complicated than I have surprisingly described. I hope you found this article interesting, since now you can say that you know the process that makes the fluorescent growth lights illuminate

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