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Reptile Species

  • ✓ Frogs
  • ✓ Bearded Dragons
  • ✓ Tortoises
  • ✓ Water dragons
  • ✓ Xenagama

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Customer Reviews

They eat so much more than they used to and the initial breeding response and reactions have been so much more noticeable.
Terry Matthews,
Penfolds Reptiles.

I’m saving about £7 per week using the T5 and spot bulb.
Stungy

Related Products

Halogen Basking Spot
A highly efficient source of light and heat, the Halogen Basking Spot is an ideal supplemental lamp for use in conjunction with self ballasted mercury vapour reptile lamps or fluorescent reptile lighting.

Clamp Lamp with ceramic holder and reflector
A ceramic lamp holder and spun reflector ideal for use with our Self Ballasted Mercury Vapour and Halogen Basking Spot Lamps.

D3 UV BASKING LAMP

Self ballasted mercury vapour lamps

The D3 UV Basking lamp is a high performance lamp providing UVB, UVA visible light and heat from a single lamp. Designed as a basking lamp for larger vivaria in which the reptile has sufficient room to move into and out of the basking area to regulate its temperature.

D3 Arc Pod Reptile Compact Lamp

  • 50 degree beam angle for wide basking area
  • Average life 6,000 hours
  • No external ballast required
  • 1 year guarantee
  • Important for the health and development of reptiles
  • Helps to synthesize vitamin D3
  • Helps prevent Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Stimulates breeding

Advantages of the D3 UV Basking Lamp

The Arcadia D3 basking lamp is an ideal all in one lamp for providing heat, light and UV, every technology however has limitations. At Arcadia reptile we are passionate about providing the very best of systems to our captive reptiles and believe that our customers should be given the full picture of how lamps work, it is for this reason that we always encourage the use of a linear UV lamp, this would in most cases still be required to open up the usable photogradient available to the animal. As we all know reptiles have to be given the ability to self regulate their exposure between heat, light and UV and cool and shade. The D3 cycle is dependent on this. If the footprint of a lamp is limited as spot source lamps are, then the usable emission zone is in turn limited. We would always suggest that in vivs over 24” in length that a high output T5 lamp is used alongside these UV rich basking spots. This then opens up the graduated power zones and allows the animals to decide when and where to bask and assimilate the power that it required at that moment. The Arcadia D3 basking lamp is an ideal all in one lamp for providing heat, light and UV, every technology however has limitations. At Arcadia reptile we are passionate about providing the very best of systems to our captive reptiles and believe that our customers should be given the full picture of how lamps work, it is for this reason that we always encourage the use of a linear UV lamp, this would in most cases still be required to open up the usable photogradient available to the animal. As we all know reptiles have to be given the ability to self regulate their exposure between heat, light and UV and cool and shade. The D3 cycle is dependent on this. If the footprint of a lamp is limited as spot source lamps are, then the usable emission zone is in turn limited. We would always suggest that in vivs over 24” in length that a high output T5 lamp is used alongside these UV rich basking spots. This then opens up the graduated power zones and allows the animals to decide when and where to bask and assimilate the power that it required at that moment.


The NEW D3 80 Watt

Many species of reptile and Amphibian require a warm spot under which they can bask, and become fully energised with heat and Ultra Violet. As in nature, these basking zones should be UV rich and stable. Arcadia Reptile is delighted to include a world exclusive “Mini M.V” lamp into our range of SBMVL. These much smaller R95 lamps emit a safe natural amount of UVB and a balanced UVA similar to wild exposure at lower fitting heights and also produce a good stable amount of heat. These lamps are particularly suited to being fitted inside wooden vivaria and over mesh topped Terraria. These setups have historically suffered with heat rising to dangerous levels very quickly, and due to the limitations of height inside a vivarium, many of these lamps have been fitted too close to the animals. The 80 watt Arcadia Mini D3 UVB basking lamp is a more energy efficient, high output, mercury vapour lamp that can used inside vivariums and over mesh topped, glass terrariums. This lamp will enable many more reptile and Amphibian keepers to create a good UV rich photogradient within the enclosure. With a target height of 20-30cms from lamp to animal this is the one stop mini solution to your animals basking needs.

80W Basking Lamp

Code Watt Diameter Type Temp
SMA80E27 80W 135x95mm E27 4000K

100W Basking Lamp

Code Watt Diameter Type Temp
SMA100E27 100W 150x115mm E27 4000K

160W Basking Lamp

Code Watt Diameter Type Temp
SMA160E27 160W 150x115mm E27 4200K

 

Product Safety

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

Every brand of lamp has a very slightly different lamp cap. This is the terminal that you screw into the lamp holder. Some lamps have a slightly thinner screw thread and a longer cap. This will allow a user to insert the lamp further into the lamp holder than is required. Over time and as the lamp holder is heated up and cooled down these electrical terminals inside the lamp holder will have stretched out. This would in the case of the Arcadia D3 basking UVB lamp then present as an intermittent power supply to the lamp. In effect the terminals inside the lamp holder would not make a stable connection. This would cause the thermal cut out built into the lamp to turn the lamp off and could cause the user to think that the lamp was faulty. In fact the lamp is perfect. After a removal of power and the min 5-10 min’s cooling period the lamp will Re-Strike and run. Lamps can be fragile pieces of equipment. Please follow the following steps to ensure the safe fitting and use of D3 UV basking lamps. Firstly turn the lamp off at the wall and REMOVE THE PLUG. After allowing time for the lamp to cool gently un-screw and remove the lamp. After checking that the fitting is completely un-plugged use an insulated flat bladed screwdriver to move the copper terminal downwards from the top of the lamp holder. If there is a separate terminal in the side of the lamp holder move this inwards also. You will only need to move these terminals a millimetre or two. When happy that the fitting is safe re-site your lamp holder and replace the lamp. The fitting should be fine to use now. If you are unsure of anything you should consult an electrician before use. if you still have problems after doing this, consult with the place of purchase for more advice.

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