Reptile Systems Eco T5 is an all in one unit designed to quickly and easily provide your reptiles with a high quality light source to meet their UVB needs. It is equally suited to installation within a wooden vivarium or sitting on top of the mesh of most terrariums*
- A Reptile Systems Zone 3 High Output T5 lamp
- Reliable flicker free all in one style ballast with a 2 year warranty
- Removable high quality relflector.
- All necessary fittings
- Power cable
Unlike other brands, Reptile Systems market their UV output in terms of Furguson Zones which relate to the UV indexs required for different species allowing you to easily select the lamp with the output that suits the reptile or amphibian species you are keeping. When choosing also bear in mind the distance at which you will be installing your lamp as to ensure that the correct UVB exposure is acheived, you should always aim to install at a distance of 30cm or more for reptile eye health.
The Reptile Systems Eco T5 Unit Zone 3 has been designed for animals that are categorised as Furguson Zone 3 which are Open or Partial Sun Basker species. These species typically require a UV range of 2.9-7.4 in the basking zone with a gradiant down to zero in the shade. In practice a max UVI of 3-4 is likely to be safe and sufficent for animals in this zone.
Examples include Bearded Dragons, Frilled Dragons, Day Geckos, Green Iguanas, Yemen Chameleons, Red Eared Sliders, Hermanns, Horsfield and Sulcata Tortoises, Bosc Monitors and Black and White Tegus.
Zone 3 UV output at different distances from lamp.
- Less than 30cm = Not Recommended
- 30cm = UVI 5.6
- 40cm = UVI 3.8
- 50cm = UVI 2.2
When installing always aim to provide UV gradiant using decoration and shaded areas. For a lower UVI you may prefer to check out the Reptile Systems Eco T5 Unit Zone 1 or Reptile Systems Eco T5 Unit Zone 2 to acheive the correct UV index.
*if installing on top of mesh this can reduce the UV index so should be taken into account when setting up your enclosure
Compatibility and Replacement Lamps
The provided Reptile Systems T5 lamp only needs replacing annaully making it one of the longest lasting lamps on the market, it is also a standard size lamp meaning you are never locked into one brand in the future.