An ozone lamp is a light source that creates ozone. The light from the ozone lamp is generated by an electrode placed in between two plates. The light produced is in the ultraviolet or blue light spectrum. An electrical-discharge lamp that emits tiny amounts of radiant energy at a frequency of 184.9 Nanometers, creating ozone. The ozone emitted is invisible. The light emitted from the ozone lamp produces no visible light spectrum, and therefore no visible light spectrum can be seen. In this way, an ozone lamp cannot be seen in a conventional sense but can be perceived only through the use of an electron microscope.
Ozone lamps are used to create a clean, green environment where plants can thrive. A similar type of lamp is the solar-powered ozone lamp, which generates and dispenses ozone in the absence of sunlight. This type of lamp produces the same radiation spectrum as sunlight and is safe for plants. Both types of ozone lamps are not energy efficient; hence they consume more energy than traditional lighting sources. The only way to make the energy consumption of more energy efficient is to generate more ozone and disperse it into the surrounding space. However, this technology is currently very expensive and impractical for residential areas.
Many ozone lamps are now commercially available that contain ultraviolet, blue and ultraviolet lamps. These lamps emit light in all three colors and can provide all of the light needed for plant growth. There are different types of ozone lamps such as halogen lamps, fluorescent lamps, and ultraviolet lamps. Halogen lamps require less electricity to operate, but they also use up a lot of space. Fluorescent lamps, however, are efficient and produce low-level light spectrum. Ultraviolet lamps are the most energy efficient and the only type of ozone lamp that can be purchased for home use, which is also the only type of ozone lamp that can be found commercially.