RE: Ott Light

From: Paul V. McCullough (
Date: Sun Mar 14 1999 - 20:05:45 PST

Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 23:05:45 -0500
From: "Paul V. McCullough" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg787$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Ott Light

I'm using one now in my Klima-gro. Although this light is not actually
designed for the Klimagro, I decided to give it a shot and see what kind
of effect it produced on my CP. (One of the KG's original tubes finally
gave up the ghost after it's two year life span...)

So far, none of the plants has shown any sign of negative effects from
the OTT lamp, and a few seem to be emerging (perhaps coincidently) from
their dormancy. It has a bluish-white color unlike the KG's GE F30
bulb's peach hue. Klimagro insists that buying the expensive ($12 for
the 24") Ott lamp isn't necessary since the better suited F30 tubes give
off a higher spectrum/luminosity quotient... also the F30 tubes only run
about $8.

Klimagro's upgrading my lamp assembly for free! They told me at the
Philly flower show that the assembly I had has been surpassed in their
new models of the Discovery and that they want to bring mine up to the
new spec! Since the new design provides even more light while running
even cooler, my CP (which have been THRIVING) ought to love the new
assembly. This offer to upgrade came from Klimagro- now that's customer
service... I bought my KG-1000 two years ago and they're still
supporting it!


Paul V. McCullough

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