1 recently saw a warning about UV emissions. The author stated that if the protective glass around a metal halide were to break, you should unplug it immediately because without this glass, the metal halide would emit harmful levels of UV radiation. Since reading in your ASK ED book about increased UVB increasing the THC production, 1 have been looking for a good source of UVB supplementation. Have you euer heard of anyone removing the glass from a MH to increase UVB? How much increased UVB would you receive? Or, is it truly unsafe to do so?
It is unsafe to use a MH with a broken outer bulb. Not only does it emit lange amounts of harmful UVB rays, which cause sunburns. It also releases UVC light, which is deadly to most hie forms. Broken MH lamps are not something you wart to tinker with.