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. Smaller diameter lamp than T5 - 5/8 of an inch compared to 1 inch and flicker free - all T5 lamps operate on efficient, high frequency ballasts.
High output T5 lamps are especially useful for captive reptiles. The extra power that these lamps provide will help a keeper to generate a good UV gradient and provide safe basking quantities of UV over a much wider and deeper area.
The Arcadia Forest 6% UVB T5 tubes are suitable for reptile species which do not require high levels of UVB, or are exposed to close proximity to the tube. Species which these are suitable for are Water dragons and selected turtle species.
UVB tubes should be replaced every 10 - 12 months to ensure adequate UVB exposure, even if the tube works past this point, the UVB component of the tube has burned off and reduced in UVB output.
For more information on lighting, you can use the Arcadia UK reptile lighting guide which can be found on their website. This tool offers the ability to set your species and specifications to advise on the suitable UVB lamps.