Though I haven't read the primary literature, I would tend to agree as most organisms try to avail themselves to all potential resources. My main concern would be providing the wrong amount or balance of UV wavelengths, as the regulatory effects of a substance can differ widely based on its quality and/or quantity. Given that UV is more toxic to life than visible light, providing too much of the former would be far worse than giving too much of the latter.Originally Posted by [b
But as I said, I have no practical experience providing artificial UV to plants and my arguement rests on the assumption that the bulbs would provide more UV than the plants naturally receive (which is questionable).
So, I think we're all eagerly awaiting the results of Elgecko's experiment!