Desert reptile species in particular are naturally exposed to strong sunlight and require relatively high concentrations of UV-B light and so should be kept under a 12% UV-B D3+ Reptile Lamp. As a full spectrum lamp, the Arcadia D3+ Reptile lamp simulates sunlight. This provides good colour rendering for viewing the vivid colours of your reptiles and their environment.
- Full spectrum lamp
- For desert species sun basking species such as Bearded Dragons and Blue Tongue Skinks.
- 12% UVB for synthesis of Vitamin D3
- 30% UVA
- Produces excellent natural colours
- Great source of UVB and UVA
The colour temperature of 7,500K approximates the mix of direct and indirect light from a bright, cloud free sky.
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.