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RUVA = "Reflector: Ultra Violet A

In short, a RUVA bulb is one that has a built in reflector. Virtually all our bulbs use the RUVA design, although we are unique in this. By putting a reflector inside the bulb, it simplifies the design for you, the end user, as you don't have to worry about reflectors for most applications. Most painted surfaces will NOT reflect UV anyway, so not only is a RUVA handy, it is many times more efficient than a non-RUVA lamps. Comparing a RUVA to a non-RUVA, you generally gain 35-50% more UVA/UVB output on your item, as the UV is reflected inside the bulb, before it passes through the glass, and you have virtually no UV loss due to wave cancellation. Here is a cross section showing what it looks like:

Cutaway of RUVA UVB horticultural lamp

Left is a normal bulb, which emits light in all directions. Right is a RUVA bulb, which forces all that light in one direction.

Solacure Means Quality

Solacure ultraviolet lamps aren't just good, we guarantee they are the best or your money back. We don't use stock parts anywhere in our products. Our glass is a special blend, and more transparent to UVA and UVB. Our 32 watt lamps use 60 watt rated cathodes and are tested at almost 70 watts of power. Almost all our lamps have built in reflectors. All are designed to be overdriven to extra high wattages. We test, and test, and test our lamps.

We stand behind everything we sell and guarantee each will perform exactly to specification, or we will replace them. We don't want your business this week, we want it every week, and we are willing to earn it. There really is a difference in quality when it comes to ultraviolet bulbs, and Solacure tops the list.

Buy with confidence: We like what we do, and we've been doing it for over 30 years.
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