The usual name for for strip lighting in which a gas discharge tube, coated on the inside with a phosphorescent paint glows when power is applied. This light flickers at a frequency which matches the AC current applied i.e. 50Hz in the UK.
A tubular electric lamp having a coating of fluorescent material on its inner surface and containing a vapor which when hit with electrons provides ultraviolet light, which causes the material to emit visible light. The coating determines the light spectrum emitted. For plants, a wide or full spectrum bulb is used. These bulbs come in the standard 4-ft. and 2-ft. tubes, which are effective up to 16" from the soil. The new coil and other styles of bulbs may vary in height limits.
A lighting system which works by creating electric arcs inside a gas rich tube to produce ultraviolet light, then converting this to visible flourescent light by its passage through a layer of phosphor on the inside of the glass.