The Eco T5 unit has been added to the range to provide quality lighting at an affordable price, giving everyone access to good UV lighting. This lightweight single lamp unit, with built in reflector, combines a Reptile Systems HOT5 lamp with a reliable, electronic, flicker free ballast unit all in one convenient bundle. It has a 103° removable reflector to give powerful wide spread of light thanks to its uncoated, highly reflective surface and offers some of the best results achievable for a unit of this type.
Reptile systems lamps have been designed to replicate the profile of sunlight, as closely as possible, to produce a full spectrum lamp with balanced amounts of UVA and UVB, whilst producing excellent natural colours. We recognised the need for good quality UV lighting, for reptiles to convert this to D3, through a series of chemical events. This process is self-regulating and is essential for reptiles to absorb calcium from their diet, eliminating the risk of metabolic bone disease.
The most modern and enlightened way to work out the UV requirements for your reptile is by using the Ferguson zones. These zones are divided up into UV requirements and natural basking characteristics for chosen species. Locate your animal on the chart, or one that closely resembles its behaviour, and this will show you the zone you need.
This information can be easily found on our packaging to help you make the correct choice for you and your animal. Our charts give you correct distance values for your basking sites, enabling you to achieve a suitable photo gradient within your enclosure. Mount your lamp 30cm or more, from your basking sites - recommended for ocular health - plus we also list minimum safe distances due to the potency of our lamps and their use.
The Eco T5 unit comes with a free fixing kit, link cable, straight connectors and mains power lead, offering exceptional value for money while delivering excellent results for those who want performance on a budget.
Eco T5 unit can be linked together using the daisy chain or straight connector up to a maximum of ten other compatible units making it ideal for keepers with large or multiple enclosures.
IP50 is rated for dry vivarium’s or can be mounted on top of mesh topped enclosures with excellent results.
The Eco T5 unit is currently available in the following sizes :
24W - 570mm
39W - 870mm
54W - 1170mm
Due to the budget nature of this exceptional unit it is NOT compatible with Reptile Systems T5 New Dawn LED, but it is suitable for all standard T5 fluorescent reptile and bird lamps.