how to increase the sun light

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  1. kenneth3

    kenneth3 Member

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    is it possible to magnify the suns light with out burning the plants and does more light give more energy to plants that like lots of sun?
     
  2. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Why would someone in Texas want to magnify the sun? :-)
    Just wondering is all. I typically try to minimize it when I can.
    Later
    Chris in Arid Austin
     
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    is more sun light good for plants that require lots of sun light

    also is there a way magnify the suns light without burning the plant

    and could you use a large magnify glass and then disperser the light while having mirrors to reflect the light all to the plant in a cool humid area could that work?
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Trying to keep your S. divinorum happy? :-)

    Regards
    chris
     
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    It is the IR part of the sun's spectrum that burns. If you use an IR filter before concentrating the sunlight it should be alright. Low cost plastic zone plates, which are not very good for imaging should do the job. The 2' X 2' plate can concentrate the solar energy by about 4 times. Cost about USD 7/each in India.

    bioramani
     

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