Arcadia Pro T5 UVB Kit ShadeDweller Reptile Lighting

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Arcadia UVB Kits ShadeDweller Reptile Lighting

Provides targeted areas of light and shade in which your animal can self-regulate
Includes T5 UVB Tube and fitting kit
Easy to fit and operate
Built in reflector to maximise light output
Link cable included

Choose from the ShadeDweller Pro T5 or ShadeDweller Arboreal lighting systems.
Replacement bulbs available in the dropdown...

ShadeDweller Pro T5
The ShadeDweller ProT5 kit will help you to provide adequate levels of essential UV energy beneath the lighting kit and over a targeted area. This will allow you as the keeper to provide targeted areas of light and shade in which your animal can self-regulate within standard sized enclosures. ShadeDweller ProT5 is fast start and ‘flicker-free’.

ShadeDweller 7% UV-B has been thoughtfully designed around the needs of crepuscular species such as leopard geckos where the distance to basking is around 12” 30cm. In this way this easy to use fitting will allow the animal to obtain essential UV energy in a safe and effective way.

For those of us that keep these species in smaller or more shallow enclosures where obtaining the optimal distance to basking of 8-12” 20/30cm is not possible, and for those that keep crepuscular Arboreal species and choose to decorate to the top of the cage then the ShadeDweller-Arboreal fitting could be the better choice.

As always as keepers we must ensure that we provide energy towards the developed needs of a species in a safe and effective way whilst minimising the risks of both over or under exposure.
This easy to use professional lighting kit can be easily fitted into a wooden vivarium with the fitting kit that is included, or, it can placed above the mesh of a glass vivarium for climbing species such as Crested geckos where the suggested distance to basking is available.

ShadeDweller Pro T5 is the perfect choice for the following species living in larger enclosures that provide a greater distance between the lamp and the animal at the basking point, this typically being 8-12” 20-30cm:
Leopard Geckos
Crested Geckos
Day Geckos (small)
Hatchling Snakes

ShadeDweller Arboreal T5

ShadeDweller Pro Arboreal is perfect for shade dwelling species such as Crested Geckos and those species that fall into Ferguson zones 1-2, depending on the distance to basking , climbing ability and require a smaller area of UV energy. For these species when living in larger enclosures and where planting/decoration does not allow open basking very close to the lamp the ShadeDweller Pro 7% lamp would be the correct option at 10-12” in free air or 6-8” when used over a mesh (keep in mind also that black mesh reduces light flow more than stainless. It is always best to check actual energy with a Solarmeter 6.5 index meter).

We should always provide access to UV energy over an area that covers at least the animals whole body, from nose to vent in lizards and the whole snake whilst coiled, of course this basking zone should be matched with equal to or greater access to graduated shade vertically or horizontally or both. In this way the animal can travel to energise under the lamp and self-regulate its exposure naturally. Heavy planting with broadleaf plants will create leaf-scatter patterns of shade and offer good protection, as such if the enclosure is heavily planted and there is some distance between basking and the lamp the ShadeDweller 7% lamp maybe more suitable for achieving optimal UVI per species, please use our free lighting guide to check optimal UVI for your species.

The T5 reflector provides a fluid mid-width flood of light and is perfect for providing an easy to measure basking area for any species. However, for ‘shade dwelling’ species such as crested geckos, smaller climbing snakes and amphibians that can easily move upwards close towards the lamp increased energy is found. UV energy is vital of course, but we must be sure that we do not provide UV Indexes that are higher than nature has provided a ‘use for’ and a ‘level of protection against’.

ShadeDweller Arboreal has been designed to be safe and effective to use over standard meshed topped vivarium’s and inside other vivarium’s where planting/decoration is provided to a close distance to the lamp. This kit will provide the ideal UVI and allow inhabitants to benefit in full from activated colour vision and the natural effective D3 cycle safely. Using our tried and tested 2.4% UV-B, 12% UV-A high CRI ShadeDweller-Arboreal lamp you can be sure of providing a safe and effective UV Index even if the animal travels high into its environment close to the lamp.

 Height  Pro T5 UV Index  Arboreal UV Index
 200mm  N/A  0.8
 250mm  0.8  0.65
 300mm  0.65  0.45
 375mm  0.45  0.3
 450mm  0.3  N/A

 Specifications   Pro T5  Arobreal T5
 UV-B  7%  2.4%
 Length  315mm / 12.5"  315mm / 12.5"
 Wattage  8w  8w
 Lamp  T5 16mm  T5 16mm
 Waterproof rating  IP20  IP20
 Voltage  220-240V / 50Hz  220-240V / 50Hz

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