UVB and UVC

Nizza

Well-Known Member
arc protection for your eyes is no joke

I went to school for welding, my eyes are more sensitive than others, after a long day of welding the arc will make you tired it isn't all about UV but also is about the intensity of the light and how you shade it, and what your eye color is. You can have permanent damage without the proper safety equipment in welding. All an HPS is , is an arc in a bulb, same deal.

Ocular damage is no joke ~ good post!

look into mirrored safety glasses based on eye type!
 

Nizza

Well-Known Member
Also, I didn't know about the gas in the bulb filtering UV/C and other burning light
pretty cool stuff!
I would still be careful, properly rated glasses are easier to put on than getting eye surgery/losing vision

safety first!
 

Midiver

Active Member
arc protection for your eyes is no joke

I went to school for welding, my eyes are more sensitive than others, after a long day of welding the arc will make you tired it isn't all about UV but also is about the intensity of the light and how you shade it, and what your eye color is. You can have permanent damage without the proper safety equipment in welding. All an HPS is , is an arc in a bulb, same deal.

Ocular damage is no joke ~ good post!

look into mirrored safety glasses based on eye type!
General info : The iris of a person with blue eyes has no protective pigment unlike a person with gray or brown eyes. Rx glasses in the USA DON'T BLOCK UVC! Sun glasses don't block UVC, glasses sold to indoor growers don't block UVC! If you do find a UVC protective coating it must be checked by a licensed optician to insure its a full block of uvc and not just a 80% block. If licenced by a state they must check them for free or report them. If they lie sue them.
 
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Nizza

Well-Known Member
General info : The iris of a person with blue eyes has no protective pigment unlike a person with gray or brown eyes. Rx glasses in the USA DON'T BLOCK UVC! Sun glasses don't block UVC, glasses sold to indoor growers don't block UVC! If you do find a UVC protective coating it must be checked by a licensed optician to insure its a full block of uvc and not just a 80% block. If licenced by a state they must check them for free or report them. If they lie sue them.
I wouldn’t doubt that. Good info you cannot be too careful with light !
 

Ganjamandan77

Active Member
My eyes started showing strain which i fully believe is from my grow lights. I spent the money and got a pair of Method Seven hps+ glasses and holy fucking shit. Not only does it just about eliminate all the reddish light from the hps bulb, but it also saves and protects my eyes. No more eye strain so they do perform like advertised. In the future i wont hesitate to spend the money on something good. There is no comparison between plastic hydro store glasses and a good pair of Method Seven's.
 

Midiver

Active Member
Method 7 HPS Glasses don't mention if they protect your eyes from UV A,B, or C plus you can not feel radiation burning holes in your eyes balls, you might feel snow blindness because its the full spectrum.
 

Ganjamandan77

Active Member
Method 7 HPS Glasses don't mention if they protect your eyes from UV A,B, or C plus you can not feel radiation burning holes in your eyes balls, you might feel snow blindness because its the full spectrum.
Method seven has full UV protection and IR absorption. The website doesn't say A B and C but if you watch there videos on youtube they go into more detail. They say they have one of the few lenses that block UV C.
 

B710049732

New Member
I know UVC is harmful to anyone, but what about UVB? It is said that the plant production lamp is made of UVB, I guess it may be safe for the human body
 
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