How to
UV Curing

This is the main support section, with diagrams, manuals and the like. You might also find our How to section handy, which has more hands on support.

Of course you can always call us, but due to the volume of calls, we ask you look here first to see if you question is already answered. If it isn't, email us or call 1-800-600-8118 x126 and talk to someone who understands you needs. We monitor email for extended hours. This insures we can give the best service to everyone.

Dealers and Distributor Info
Non-exhaustive list of policies for dealers and distributors, plus general info on dealers.
Using the SRI2000 Spectrometer
We use a couple of different industrial radiospectrometers when manufacturing, but we use the Spectral Light Meter SRI2000 UV Illuminance Spectrometer for inhouse measuring. This page explains how, why and what to expect from the measurements given herein. OEM building wanting to get spectral analysis on their equipment when mixed with our lamps may want to read as well.
Dictionary and FAQ
Definitions of commonly used terms for curing and horticulture. Nice reference guide that is constantly growing.
Confused about which lamps and ballasts you need?
Not sure which lamp and/or ballast you need for your application? This document will help. We explain the most common scenarios and combinations of products.
How long will it take to cure my finish?
General information about curing times, including why this is more art than science.
Understanding Reflector UVA lamps (RUVA)
A quick explanation and demonstration of what reflector bulbs are and do. Almost all of our lamps are RUVA style, almost all of our competitors are not.
Wiring diagrams
Wiring diagrams for the uv curing ballasts and other parts we sell.
Finishes for UV curing
Growing list of specific finishes tested with our lamps. Very much incomplete, just call with your finish for a spectral analysis.
Erythema curve
Reading material (growers)
Some basic links, books and the like. This is constantly being expanded.
Simple glossary to explain some of the terms and acronyms used for UV lights. Handy to help understand the concepts.
Lamp Life
Understanding some of the things that can either improve or reduce lamp.
How temperature affects UV output
When to cool (and when not to cool) all UV lamps.
Color Temperature
General information on what color temperature is. Doesn't apply to UV lights in particular, just useful for growers.
Explaining the Inverse Square Law
(Advanced) Explains the physics behind lamp placement to prevent plant damage and uneven curing.
Comparing LED and fluorescent lamps
Comparison of the light output of LEDs versus fluorescent lamps.
Mold, mildew and insects - Cannabis
UVB does more than stimulate THC production, it reduces other problems as well.
Basic safety information
A very brief look at safety plus the tools you need to do basic wiring with our ballasts and lamps.
Ultraviolet is a color
A brief overview of what UV is, to make understanding it easier.
Shipping rates and general info. Canada, PR, AK and HI should call 1-800-600-8118 for rates.
Warranty Info
Warranty for Solacure brand products, and other products we sell here.
UV Warning
General warning about UV radiation.
Informative (and nerdy) chart that shows the relative output of different ballast combinations, using reference lamps in our labs.
Pick the right ballast
Some basic information to help you decide which ballast you need for different UV curing and/or growing applications.
More to come. Just general info on research. We do a lot of research, and very little time putting it here, however.
Recycle, Reuse, Reduce
Our lamps can be recycled exactly the same as every other fluorescent lamp.
Video support
Coming soon, video based support for several applications.
Welcome growers!
Welcome to horticulturalists who just found us. :)
Money Back Guarantee
Details about our money back guarantee on Universal UV lamps for cannabis and other forms of horticulture. We guarantee they will perform, or we will buy them back.
T12 vs. T8 vs. T5
Comparing some facts about the differences in T12s, T8 and T5 lamps.
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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Got a question? The best way is usually to email us using this handy form. We check mail after hours and on weekends, so it really is faster than calling when you have a simple question.