The SOLAR RAPTOR® T5 UVB Tubes are T5 fluorescent tubes that are used as basic lighting and at the same time as an UV source in terrariums.
Whether rainforest terrarium or desert terrarium, they provide the animals with natural light with a high proportion of UVB radiation. Their high light output ensures generous illumination.
The tubes are available in different lengths (wattages) and UV strengths – 5.0 with increased proportion of UVB radiation and 10.0 with high proportion of UVB radiation.
UVB is important for vitamin D3 synthesis and thus for the bone and shell construction of reptiles. UVA is elementary for well-being – increases appetite, activity and reproductive behaviour in reptiles.
Almost all reptiles that need UV radiation also need plenty of intense daylight with high light intensity. Ideally, therefore, an additional SOLAR RAPTOR® HID lamp should be used alongside the SOLAR RAPTOR® T5 UVB tubes to ensure that they develop in a healthy and species-appropriate manner.
UV lamps must be replaced regularly, as the UV values decrease in the course of operation.
The UVB T5 Tubes reliably supply reptiles with UVA and UVB for about 1 year – after that the fluorescent tubes should be replaced.
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