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The use of the right reflector with the right lamp can actually triple the amount of UV available to the animal. No longer are reflectors seen as a matter of choice or a retailer trying to load up a sale.


Raddoppia l’emissione luminosa.

Quando un tubo fluorescente viene acceso, la luce viene emessa in modo uniforme in ogni direzione, ma soprattutto viene diretta verso l’alto, nel coperchio dell’acquario. Se un riflettore viene montato dietro il tubo, tutta la luce viene ridiretta dove ce n’è più bisogno, nell’acquario, massimizzando l’efficienza del tubo

  • Il riflettore può essere angolato in modo da dirigere la luce direttamente nell’acquario o terrario
  • Design resistente in alluminio
  • Disponibile in tutte le lunghezze, dal NUOVO 8 W a 58 W
  • Modelli ottimizzati per le lampade T8 (26mm) e T5 (16mm)

The Benefits of using reflectors

Fluorescent lamps are cylindrical in design, this means that light is produced all around the tube and down the length of the lamp. By using the correct reflector, you effectively capture all of the light that is produced from the top and the sides of the lamp. This could be as much as two-thirds of its total output. This light will otherwise be effectively wasted to reflection around the enclosure; and not readily available to the animal.

By using a reflector you are able to focus the total light output, including the UV component, and generating a much more effective basking zone. The use of the right reflector with the right lamp can actually triple the amount of UV available to the animal. One high output T5 lamp will do the job of four separate Arcadia T8 lamps on its own. Reflectors certainly play their part in helping to achieve this huge improvement in efficiency. A D3 or 6% high output T5 lamp with a reflector will provide a massive 150+mws at 38cm (15in),compared with around 45mws from the T8 equivalent!

Code Watt Length Diameter
ALRS24 24W 22″/550mm T5 – 16mm
ALRS39 39W 34″/850mm T5 – 16mm
ALRS54 54W 46″/1150mm T5 – 16mm
ALR08 8W 12″/300mm T5 – 16mm
ALR15 15W 18″/380mm T8 – 26mm
ALR18 18/20W 24″/600mm T8 – 26mm
ALR25 25W 30″/750mm T8 – 26mm
ALR30 54W 36″/900mm T8 – 26mm
ALR38 38W 42″/1050mm T8 – 26mm
ALR36 36/40W 48″/1200mm T8 – 26mm
ALR58 58W 60″/1500mm T8 – 26mm

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