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    For those species who require high UV-B!

    Desert Species

    • ✓ Bearded Dragons
    • ✓ Blue-tongued Skink
    • ✓ Frilled Lizard
    • ✓ Uromastyx
    • ✓ Tortoises
    • ✓ Freshwater Turtles
    • ✓ Agamids


    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.

    • For Desert Species
    • 12% UVB for the synthesis of vitamin D3
    • 30% UVA
    • Produces excellent natural colours

    Arcadia Reptile D3 and D3+ T8 lamps have been specifically designed with the animals health in mind. We are proud to have the world’s highest output T8 lamps in a true 6% and 12% UVB. All of our UVB percentages are measured as part of the total output of light from the lamp and AFTER the all important first 100 hours of output. You can be rest assured that by using Arcadia Reptile D3 and D3+ lamps that you are providing the very best in T8 technology that money can buy. The Arcadia Reptile D3 and D3+ UVB lamps are effective to for one whole year and will keep your animal in tip top condition.

    T8 reptile lamps are particularly useful for use in shallow enclosures and for those shade dwelling species and along with the use of the right reflector can produce a perfect environment for your pet reptile or Amphibian. Don’t forget to check out “lighting Guide” to make sure that you are using the right lamp for your species and more importantly your height of vivarium.

    The Benefits of T8 Technology

    The Arcadia D3 Reptile lamp has a high UVA output (30%), providing all the elements which are so vital to the welfare of the reptiles. As a full spectrum lamp, the Arcadia D3 Reptile lamp simulates sunlight. This provides high colour rendering for enhanced viewing of your reptiles and their environment. The colour temperature of 6,500K replicates typical daylight conditions.

    Mix n Match

    The Arcadia D3 T8 lamp can be used in conjunction with either the Arcadia Original Tropical or Freshwater High Output Fluorescent lamps to encourage good plant growth.

    How T5 compares to T8

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    Arcadia D3+ 12% lamp and reflector
    Depth T8 – 26mm T5 – 16mm
    10cms. 252uw/cm2 548uw/cm2
    20cms. 124uw/cm2 274uw/cm2
    30cms. 72uw/cm2 169uw/cm2
    40cms. 49uw/cm2 109uw/cm2


    Code Watt Length Diameter Lumens Temp UV-B UV-A Reflector*
    FD3P14 14W 15″/360mm T8-26mm 300lm 6600K 12% 30% ALR15
    FD3P15 15W 18″/450mm T8-26mm 300lm 6600K 12% 30% ALR15
    FD3P18 18W 24″/600mm T8-26mm 420lm 6600K 12% 30% ALR18
    FD3P25 25W 30″/750mm T8-26mm 800lm 6600K 12% 30% ALR25
    FD3P30 30W 36″/900mm T8-26mm 950lm 6600K 12% 30% ALR30
    FD3P36 36W 48″/1200mm T8-26mm 1100lm 6600K 12% 30% ALR36
    FD3P38 38W 42″/1050mm T8-26mm 1100lm 6600K 12% 30% ALR38

    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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    • • Lampholder can be siliconed or attached inside the vivarium
    • • Complies with the latest European Aquarium Lighting Standard
    • • 5 Year Guarantee

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    • • Lampholder can be siliconed or attached inside the vivarium
    • • Complies with the latest European Aquarium Lighting Standard
    • • 5 Year Guarantee

    Further details…

    Lamp Reminder Service

    Is your lamp still emitting the correct amount of UV!

    The amount of light emitted from a lamp decreases with the age of the lamp, particularly in lamps which emit ultraviolet radiation, so it is important to remember to change you lamps at the end of their recommended service life.


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