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Arcadia D3 T-5 22 Inch 24 Watt *6% Forest UVB* The Original Reptile HO T5 In North America!

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Premium Reptile Lighting from Europe Now Available for the First Time in the US! Imported by Note: Requires T-5 HO (High Output) Fixture. A revolutionary new range of high performance T5 reptile lamps from Arcadia. Offering a significant increase in both visible light and UV output compared with T8 lamps of similar length. D3 Reptile T5 Lamp For Forest Species • 6% UVB for the synthesis of vitamin D3 • 30% UVA • Produces excellent natural colours • 200% more visible light than equivalent length D3+ T8 lamp • 80% more UVB than equivalent length T8 lamp • Typically 31µW/cm2 at 30cm (with no mesh/glass and without a reflector) The Benefits of T5 Technology • Smaller diameter lamp - 5/8 of an inch (16mm) compared to 1” (26mm) • Flicker free – all T5 lamps operate on efficient, high frequency ballasts • No need for replacement starters Arcadia reptile lamps are specially formulated to produce light in the UVB and UVA wavebands, as well as visible light and use a special glass formulation designed to allow through far more of the UVB and UVA. This means that we can offer lamps with spectral radiation patterns tailored to meet the requirements of specific reptile species. It is important to note that sufficient vitamin D3 is not enough in itself to avoid metabolic bone disease. Reptiles should also be fed foods rich in calcium and phosphorous. Do not use a glass or protective lens between the lamp and the reptile – this will reduce the UV light that your reptiles need. Fix the lamp at the top of the vivarium. The addition of an Arcadia Reflector will ensure that all the light is focused downwards and the intensity is increased. For nocturnal species, make sure that there is an area where they can shelter away from the light and give them the necessary period of darkness each day. Both UVA and UVB can damage the human eye in sufficient quantities. The D3+ and D3 Arcadia lamps are designed to have no more UVA or UVB light than is found in natural reptile habitats. This does mean however that you should restrict your exposure to this light, just as you would avoid looking at the sun. The amount of UV produced by reptile lamps lamp falls the further away the lamp is. We recommend that the lamp should be kept within 12” or 30cms from your reptiles. It is important that reptile lamps is replaced at least once a year. The human eye cannot see the reduction in UV output over the life of the lamp, but this phenomenon occurs with all fluorescent lamps. UVB Light Most reptiles need to synthesize vitamin D3 in their skin for their healthy growth for which UV light falling within a particular wave band, known as UVB (290-320 nm), is required. Although Vitamin D3 can be commercially obtained from animal sources, and given to reptiles with their food, studies have indicated that dietary D3 cannot replace the D3 synthesized in the skin from sunlight, even in reptiles injected with supplemental vitamin D3. The vitamin D type derived from plants is vitamin D2 and is not suitable for proper calcium metabolism. For the best results, vitamin D3 must be obtained from regular exposure to UVB light, either from natural sunlight or specialist reptile lamps. The Arcadia reptile lamp range has been created in order to allow reptiles and other exotic pets to be maintained without the health problems related to poor calcium metabolism. UVA Unlike humans, who have ‘trichromatic’ vision, enabling us to see only three primary colours - red, green and blue, we now know that many reptiles, amphibians and other species, have ‘tetrachromatic’ vision. This enables them to see the shorter UVA wavelengths (320-400 nm) of the spectrum that form a part of natural sunlight. Reds are redder and greens are greener – life without UV would be the equivalent of us seeing everything in black and white, only worse. This UVA, or fourth primary, can be critical for behaviour and even affect appetite. A reluctant feeder may need UVA light to stimulate its appetite. UVA is also needed to induce reproductive behaviour. Lizards have been found to possess ultra violet reflectance patterns on their skin, which indicate reproductive glands in particular. Female panther chameleons seek out UV light when preparing to lay eggs. Depriving a reptile of UVA light would be like making it live in a darkened room.

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  1. Great product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2019

    Everything came in very well packed and a free gift was sent with my purchase. Im placing another order soon for my next tank build.

  2. The Best! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Sep 2018

    First, customer service is absolutely tops! Excellent service and prompt delivery The product for this review is "Arcadia D3 T-5 22 Inch 24 Watt *6% Forest UVB* The Original Reptile HO T5 In North America!" Like all Arcadia UVB lamp product the performance is absolutely excellent. This product far surpasses Mercury Vapor (MV) lamps providing a consistent UVB emission over the length of the lamp. The visual spectrum is also excellent, unlike the green cast of MV. I use this lamp with a with other bright white lamps with a high CRI (color rendering index). I use this product for Cyclura and other Iguanas.

  3. Best Chameleon Bulb Anywhere 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Aug 2018

    We order all of our lighting needs from no one else except Light Your Reptiles! Todd is a huge help.

  4. As always great service and great lights.. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Apr 2017

    Everything I get is always great .. quality lights that last longer .. these are the best quality at a great price

  5. All my reptile lighting 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2017

    I have purchased all my reptile lighting from "LightYourReptiles". I have great confidence in the Arcadia brand and have found this web store to be great. The owner Todd will go to great lengths to make sure you get what you need and what you want!

  6. Best bulb for my Alice 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2016

    This is my second purchase of this great bulb for my veiled chameleon, Alice.

  7. Always the best for my chemeleon 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2016

    I've had other reptile lights before this one, and they always prematurely broke. I never have that problem with this one and lasts the whole year.

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