DuraLight Clear is the same in all respects to the DuraLight Diffused except that it doesnt have a diffuser. This makes it slightly warmer earlier in the year than the diffused, but we make it for those growers who prefer a clear film.
The mechanical and optical properties are exactly the same over the UV and PAR range.
Research has shown that the optical properties of DuraLight is the same inside the structure as in the field and this gives an earlier crop (approximately 1 week), higher brix and anti-oxidant levels and a longer shelf life to the fruit due to the fact that the cell walls are thicker. We also know that the plants have a better root structure.
The mechanical strength properties are outstanding and it is much stronger than many competitors films which are much thicker.