Arcadia D3+ 12% UVB T5 Bulb - 22"

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Product Overview

High 12% UV-B content to support desert reptile species synthesis of vitamin D3.

A full spectrum fluorescent lamp designed to simulate, as closely as possible, the spectrum of natural sunlight. This includes UV-A and high levels of UV-B.

  • High light output
  • 12% UVB
  • 30% UVA
  • Produces excellent natural colors

A revolutionary new range of high performance T5 reptile lamps from Arcadia Reptile. Offering a significant increase in both visible light and UV output compared with T8 lamps of similar length.

D3+ Reptile T5 Lamp For Desert Species

  • 22" T5 HO (High Output) Bulb / 24 Watt
  • Requires T-5 HO (High Output) Fixture
  • 12% UVB for the synthesis of vitamin D3
  • 30% UVA 
  • Produces excellent natural colors
  • 100% more visible light than equivalent length D3+ T8 lamp
  • 95% more UVB than equivalent length T8 lamp
  • Typically 61µW/cm2 at 30cm (with no mesh/glass and without a reflector)

Arcadia Reptile Product Video


The Benefits of T5 Technology

  • Smaller diameter lamp - 5/8 of an inch (16mm) compared to 1” (26mm)
  • Flicker free – all T5 lamps operate on efficient, high frequency ballasts
  • No need for replacement starters


Arcadia Reptile lamps are specially formulated to produce light in the UVB and UVA wavebands, as well as visible light and use a special glass formulation designed to allow through far more of the UVB and UVA. This means that Arcadia Reptile can offer lamps with spectral radiation patterns tailored to meet the requirements of specific reptile species.

Technical Information 

UV-B: 12%

UV-A: 30%

Kelvin: 7000K

Diameter: T5 Ø16mm

EXCELLENT COLOR RENDITION


Arcadia Reptile D3 and D3+ T5 lamps have been specifically designed with animal health in mind. We are proud to have the world’s highest output T5 lamps in 6% and 12% UVB.

All of Arcadia Reptile UVB percentages are measured as part of the total output of light from the lamp and after the all important first 100 hours of output. You can be rest assured that by using Arcadia Reptile D3 and D3+ lamps that you are providing the very best in T5  technology. The Arcadia Reptile D3 and D3+ UVB lamps are effective to for one whole year and will keep your animal in tip top condition.

Arcadia Reptile T5 D3 and D3+ lamps have a high UV-A output (30%), providing all the elements which are so vital to the welfare of the reptiles. As full spectrum lamps, they help simulate sunlight. This provides high color rendering for enhanced viewing of your reptiles and their environment. The color temperature of 6,500K replicates typical daylight conditions.

Color Spectral Chart

Wavelength nm

T5 Fluorescent Lamp – Diameter Ø16mm

Code Watt Length
RFD3P24T5 24W 550mm / 22″
RFD3P39T5 39W 850mm / 34″
RFD3P54T5 54W 1150mm / 46″




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