Solacure lamps are the result of over 30 years experience with UV and a decade of research into alternative uses. We have more experience than most other companies combined. Our customers get the results they are looking for, the support they need, at a price they can live with. If you are growing, aging, curing or just need UV for any application, we have a lamp that is right for you. Here is what some of them say:
From our customers:
"It was right at 5 years ago I went looking on the internet for some tanning bed lights without buying a whole tanning bed, I had just attended an all day growing class taught by my childhood hero Ed Rosenthal where he told us the top growers would buy tanning beds and take them apart for the lights in search of UVB. I found UVA SunSystems and a little spot on their site that sold kits to furniture makers for curing and like a very few before me I followed the link to bring UVB into my caregiver home grow, I won two trophies within a year. Later I was fortunate enough to build out a 7000 sq. ft. dispensary grow, when I looked for my "curing kits" I found Solacure instead, we installed a 1,000 sq. ft. test area with several early model kits. At the extreme end we were able to achieve a 33% increase in THC in one controlled, independent lab tested example. I am currently testing the new FlowerPower lamps and very much looking forward to the results!" - Name withheld (note that Solacure and UVA are sister companies in the same building - dennis)
"The Flower Power lamps are awesome. I think I have the best lighting setup you can buy, but this was the icing on the cake. I had tried reptile lights and old tanning lights but this was easier and delivered totally on what you promised. I'm starting my third [season] with the same set and they seem to be going strong. I haven't sent anything to the lab yet, but my [flowers] look, feel and smell so different that it is very obvious. I'm expanding soon and there is no question that the flower power lamps will be a part of my setup." [name withheld by request]
"I got my lamps in last week, and they are doing in 8 hours what used to take days out in the sun. Thanks a million!" - B. Lucas
"Perfect. We used to use a hand held light, but these lamps are much faster, they just take seconds to set the cure, and we can do several phones at one time." - B. Gonzales
"I've tried several UV sources, but nothing compares the Solacure bulbs. They are so much stronger that it makes working with them easy." - T. Tyson
"Using them for growing, just got back from the lab, almost 30% [better results]. It still seems too easy but the numbers don't lie. You have a customer for life." - [name withheld]
"Third order of 48 lamps from you, been buying for two years now. As you know, we use the Universal UV lamp to test anodized aluminum for sun resistance. Very happy with the uniform output and consistency. Makes it very easy for us to test each batch and show our customers why our anodizing is better than the competition. Keep up the good work." [name withheld for proprietary reasons]
"You were right, that the wood changes each day, but after a week, the grain really shined through and the wood looked really warm and aged, not weathered and ugly. It looked completely natural in every way. I am just amazed that some light bulbs can turn new wood into something that looks like perfectly preserved antiques." - D. Simpson
Just got off the phone with someone who added 6 Universal UV lamps to a 1000w metal halide system. "I had a friend growing with pretty much the exact same setup as me, cloned from the same plant, and the different in resin production was obvious. Mine were way more sticky to the touch as well." "After curing, I didn't say anything about what I had done, and just gave some to a few friends. They started asking me how I did it. Going to experiment with using them as supplemental UVB for outdoor growing this spring." - [name withheld]
Not everyone that uses our lamps wants to advertise it, so they can keep their competitive advantage, or they won't publish or license their findings for free. Here are just some of the well known companies and institutions that do use Solacure lamps:
Purdue did a study with UV and tomatoes using a prototype of our Universal UV lamps. Tomatoes are a good analog for cannabis, btw, and one we have used for testing at the main office in North Carolina. It's complicated, but they found that UVA with some UVB did make tomatoes taste better. IE: They produced for flavonoids and terpines. Click here to read the article.
Studies are ongoing using Universal UV lamps. They chose Solacure as being the most sun-like lamp on the market. Goal is to test the effects of UV on sorghum. Study to take play in late 2017 or early 2018.
The Dept. of Energy uses Solacure SG-1 lamps for reclarification of glass that clouds due to radiation exposure. Exact details are not available for what might be obvious reasons.
National uses our UV curing lamps for a variety of products for both the National line as well as products for other major guitar manufacturers, right here in the United States.
When the University of Florida needed a UVB lamp strong enough to break down insecticides for the research and development, they chose Solacure.