Reptile Systems D3 Specialist T8 Zone 2 UVB


: Reptile Systems

Regular price £13.67




Reptile Systems D3 Specialist T8 Zone 2 UVB

In its natural environment, a reptile has exposure to direct light from the sun, which as well as being composed of the visual light that we are familiar with, also has a significant content of ultra-violet light. This UV energy is an important factor, as it drives a chemical reaction in the skin, which results in the formation of vitamin D3, without which calcium metabolism cannot occur correctly, and the skeleton of the animal cannot develop correctly.

When a captive reptile is not exposed to direct sunlight, then the resulting lack of vitamin D3 can cause the bones to become weak and misshapen. Other hard structures, such as scales, claws, and the carapace of tortoises or turtles would also be adversely affected without sunlight.

These lights will need to be used with a T8 controller, such as the Arcadia light controller and a reflector (optional) to almost double the light output. For the maximum enjoyment of your terrarium/vivarium, we recommend that you replace your Reptile Systems light at least once a year.

  • 2.0 UVI for the synthesis of Vitamin D3.
  • Full-spectrum lamp.
  • Produces excellent natural colours.
  • Recommended placing 15cm away from basking reptile.
  • Ideal for rain forest species.

Example of Ferguson Zone 2 Animals: Water Dragons, Anoles, Pygmy Chameleons, Ornate Box Turtle, Red Foot Tortoise, Garter Snakes, Boa Constrictors

Specialist T8 Zone 2 15w 450mm 26mm 15w Zone 2 7500k
Specialist T8 Zone 2 18w 600mm 26mm 18w Zone 2 7500k
Specialist T8 Zone 2 25w 750mm 26mm 25w Zone 2 7500k
Specialist T8 Zone 2 30w 900mm 26mm 30w Zone 2 7500k
Specialist T8 Zone 2 38w 1050mm 26mm 38w Zone 2 7500k

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