Arcadia Pro T5 UVB Kit – ShadeDweller


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  • Includes T5 UVB Tube.
  • Resembles natural sunlight at 5800K.
  • Long life, 12 month lifespan before a change is required.
  • Bulb made in Germany by the worlds experts.
  • Produces excellent natural colours.
  • Easy to fit and use.
  • Mounting kit and link cable included.
  • Built in reflector.
  • Link up to 10 Kits.
  • Easy to fit inside vivariums or over mesh.
  • 2 sizes of ShadeDweller available: 7% 8W and a 2.5% 14W.
  • Also available in 6%, 12%, and 14% UVB output.

The Arcadia ProT5 UVB ShadeDweller Kit comes complete with high quality electronics, a highly effective but removable reflector and a high output T5 UVB lamp; with a choice of two different sizes.

This easy to use Kit can be fixed inside a vivarium using the mounting kit provided; or rested upon a wire meshed terrarium top or even hung within an enclosure (where safe to do so). Its sleek design and specially curved reflector will ensure that you use less space but project as much light forward as possible.

The kit also comes with a link cable which allows up to 10 units to be powered from a single power source. The built-in reflector has 2 angles of reflection from the side of each curve. This means that ProT5 projects high levels of UV rich light directly beneath the unit at around 12″/30cm to create the optimum basking zone, but then also provides a wide flood as light spreads out over distance. Due to the reflectors design it should be mounted centrally to allow as much spread as possible.

The Arcadia Reptile ProT5 ShadeDweller Kit is available in 2 sizes and includes Arcadias high quality, German made UV-B lamps. The ShadeDweller 7% UVB has been thoughtfully designed around the needs of crepuscular species such as leopard geckos where the distance to basking is around 12” 30cm. In this way this easy to use fitting will allow the animal to obtain essential UV energy in a safe and effective way.

The 8watt 30cm ShadeDweller caters well for smaller species and for snakes whilst coiled at basking, but larger species over 3’/90cm in length or more would benefit more with exposure that covers much more of the body. The ShadeDweller Max has been crafted by experts to provide optimal UV levels of around UVI 1.00-1.50 at basking for these species when living in enclosures 90cm long or more.

Pro T5 units are available in different UVB percentages and wattages. They are an 8W unit with a 7% lamp and a 14W unit with a 2.4% lamp. The percentage refers to the amount of the energy emitted in the form of UVB radiation, so in a 8W 7% bulb, 7% of the 8W output is in the form UVB, the remaining 92% will be UVA and other wavelengths. This means that a 6% 54w lamp will produce more UVB than a 12% 24w lamp, so it is important to take bulb wattage and size into consideration when choosing the bulb.

The included Arcadia T5 UV Lamp has a 12 month lifespan. After 12 months the amount of UVB light produced will have diminished though the bulb may still emit UVA light and appear to be working. It is important to replace these bulbs every 12 months to ensure your animal always has access to UVB.

Available in:

  • ShadeDweller 7% UVB, 8 Watt
  • ShadeDweller Max 2.5% UVB, 14 Watt

Additional information


ShadeDweller 7%, 8 Watt, ShadeDweller Max, 2.5%, 14 Watt

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