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    A high performance luminaire designed to fit the most popular ranges of glass terrariums.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Customer Reviews

    Within 10 minutes of switching on the T5 Canopy, the lizards migrated towards it and flattened out to absorb the UV!
    Richard Butler.

    The T5 luminaire has scooped the Aqua 2011 best reptile product of the year, awarded in conjunction with the trade association OATA.
    Practical Reptile Keeping

    T5 AND COMPACT LAMP VIVARIUM CANOPY LUMINAIRES

    A revolutionary new high performance T5 reptile lamp from Arcadia, that powers through mesh! This product offers a significant increase in both visible light and UV output compared with T8 lamps of similar length.

    • Supplied with Arcadia High Performance Lamps
    • Designed to attach above mesh
    • Provides optimal levels of UVA / UVB
    • Sturdy black aluminum housing
    • High performance aluminium reflector
    • Waterproof (IP67) so can be used in conjunction with misting and rain systems
    • On/off switch on flex


    The Benefits of T5 and compact lamp Vivarium Canopy Luminaires

    Reptiles use light and heat in an array of miraculous ways. They use UVA to help view the world and UVB to start something called the D3 Cycle. This is the process of a reptile being exposed to heat and natural sunlight after a period of rest. The UVB wavelength penetrates the skin and starts a chemical and hormonal chain of changes that ends up with the production and assimilation of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 allows the absorption of calcium. Many reptiles are kept in great glass vivaria with metal mesh tops. Anything that is placed in front of a light source will inhibit the downward pathway of the light provided. In the case of UVB emitting reptile lamps this means less light and less UV. It has also been shown that the levels of transmission decrease as time goes by. This can be due to a build up of dust and or rust. It is important that these mesh tops are cleaned regularly to ensure as much light as possible can pass through the mesh.

    Arcadia Reptile are proud to include a range of Metal vivarium canopies. Not only did we win, “best new reptile product of the year” for this range but they have gone on to critical acclaim in homes all over the world. These full metal units utilise the very latest of High Output technology. UV decreases in power massively the further from the lamp the light has to travel, if a mesh is placed in front of these lamps the decrease is even more serious. Arcadia Reptile is THE home of the world’s best HO T5 lamps. By using these award winning lamps we ensure that enough visible light and UV is introduced into the living area.

    Typically using the Arcadia Canopy will not only mean a brighter, easier to view enclosure, but better animal colours, feeding response and animals that are more willing to breed. These units are IP67/waterproof and are totally safe to be used with all commercial mister and fogging units. The sleek black design will look great in every household.

    For those of us with live planted enclosures, an additional canopy can be used. The amazing Original tropical pro or Freshwater pro lamp aids live plant growth and offsets some of the leaf burn associated with UV emitting lamps. Adding an extra lamp will also provide more light and a better CRI in the enclosure.


    Mix n Match

    The Arcadia D3 T5 lamp can be used in conjunction with either the Arcadia Original Tropical Pro or Freshwater Pro High Output T5 Fluorescent lamps to encourage good plant growth.


    Code Watt Lamp Dimensions UVB 10cm below mesh UVB 20cm below mesh
    A1BB0144R 11W D3 Reptile Compact 318x130mm 96uW / cm2 35uW / cm2

    Code Watt Lamp Dimensions UVB 10cm below mesh UVB 20cm below mesh
    A1BB0244R 24W D3+ Reptile Compact 468x130mm

    Code Watt Lamp Dimensions UVB 10cm below mesh UVB 20cm below mesh
    A1BB0344R 24W D3+ Reptile T5 618x130mm 265uW / cm2 140uW / cm2

    Code Watt Lamp Dimensions UVB 10cm below mesh UVB 20cm below mesh
    A1BB0444R 39W D3+ Reptile T5 918x130mm 265uW / cm2 140uW / cm2


    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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