UV Light Influences

  • Vitamin D3 Production
  • Vision
  • Feeding
  • Behaviour
  • Breeding
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NEW 2018 Catalogue

Lamp Reminder

Lamps emit ultraviolet radiation, so it is important to remember to change at the end of their recommended optimum lighting hours.

Code: FBC20X 20 Watt E27 Fitting UV-B 2.4% UV-A 12%

Now available in 110V!

The use of a light source that mimics the natural UV content of sunlight has recognised health benefits, and provides birds with a more natural view their surroundings, encouraging natural behaviour and in many cases improved breeding results.

Unlike normal fluorescent lamps, the Arcadia Bird Lamp uses special UV emitting phosphors to replicate the spectral pattern of sunlight with 12% of the total light output emitted as UV-A and 2.4% UV-B.

  • Produces excellent natural colours and iridescence
  • 2.4% UVB and 12% UVA for optimal avian use
  • Improves feeding and breeding behaviour
  • Electronic – zero flicker, even to the eyes of the bird
  • Not dimmable

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compact lamp safety

Product Safety

Lamps can be fragile pieces of equipment. Please follow the following steps to ensure the safe fitting and use of fluorescent lamps.

At either end of a fluorescent lamp you will see two brass coloured connection pins. These are the electrodes that take energy from the controller to start and run the lamp. These are quite fragile by nature. It is imperative that both pins are safely located into the pin sockets inside the lamp holder before the lamp is pressed into place. Failure to line the pins up correctly will cause the pins to bend and snap and break through the lamp cap rendering the lamp unusable.

The Ultra-seal lamp ring must be unscrewed from the lamp holder and placed over the lamp prior to fitting and only re-seated onto the lamp holder when you are sure that the lamp pins are seated correctly. High Output T5 lamp leads must be fully unwound also or you may notice lamp flickering or beaks in illumination. You can also use a very small amount of a substance like Vaseline to lubricate the lamp ring and so stop it fusing to the lamp after long periods of heat. After cooling lamps can be wiped clean with a damp cloth once every two weeks or so to remove any dust build up from the lamp, this in turn will help to maintain the lamps full output. The all important reflector should also be wiped clean at the same time.


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    One of the most impressive Toads I have ever seen. A female Tree toad sitting under an T8 D3 6% Arcadia Reptile lamp, Image taken at HabiStat HQ 2015. www.arcadiareptile.com ...

    Almost a year ago this clutch of R spectrum emerged from the substrate. A stunning hatchling that climb high into the viv canopy within moments of leaving the egg. Typically they basked for nearly an hour before going back down into the undergrowth, hidden until 'spraydown' the next day. I made lots of observations as we kept and bred this species, Maybe we will write it up one day?? www.arcadiareptile.com ...

    It may be called the cave racer, but Orthriophis taeniurus ridleyi do not spend all of their lives in caves! As such full-spectrum lighting is important for their wellbeing when coupled with plenty of shade and hiding places. You should see improved feeding responses, activity levels and colouration when you make the switch! ...