The lighting of your terrarium depends on the light requirements of your animals:
- Do your animals need a lot or little light?
- Do your animals need UV radiation or not?
- Do your animals need a different temperature during the day than at night?
- How far away are your animals from the light source?
The answers to these questions will help you deduce what kind of lamp and possibly additional heating mat your animals need. Lamps such as the JBL Reptil LED Daylight are ideal for illuminating terrariums with plants.
If the animals need additional UV, add a JBL UV-Spot Plus or a JBL L-U-W lamp. These also simultaneously produce heat. For animals that do not require UV (such as many amphibians), the JBL Reptil LED Daylight is ideal and should then be supplemented with heat-generating technology depending on the animal. For amphibians from colder regions, simply omit the heat-generating technology.
The PAR value says something about how much radiation of the lamp can really be used by the plants for photosynthesis. PAR is the abbreviation for Photosythetic Active Radiation. The value of over 100 PAR measured at a distance of 20 cm shows that the lamp promotes the growth of terrarium plants very well.