I've downloaded the pdf from the premium section for instructions for a diy exposure unit and am having a difficult time figuring out how to do the lights correctly.
I know that I need unfiltered UV lights, but maybe somebody here can help me with a couple other related questions.
What size bulbs should I be looking at? T8? T5? T12?
I'm planning on getting the 18" bulbs and will probably try to put 8 of them in there. I don't know anything about ballasts and starters and configuring the lights, can I just buy the single or double fixtures from home depot and put the correct bulbs in there?
Can anybody recommend any fixtures that they've found work well for this?
Also, If anybody has a link for what kind of bulbs work great, or can point me in the right direction, that would be a huge help. I feel I'm a little out of my element trying to make sense of these lights. I used to use 2 500 watt halogens, but want to make a uv flourescent box for quicker exposure.
Big thanks for any help!