JBL SOLAR REPTIL JUNGLE T8
T8 terrarium fluorescent tube for rainforest animals

  • For all terrarium animals which, due to their way of life, are only exposed to low UV radiation (e.g. rainforest/twilight): fluorescent tube Solar
  • If possible install lamp inside terrarium since glass panes absorb 50 % of UV light
  • Adapted low UV-B proportion of 0.5 % and UV-A of 2.0 % for rainforest animals, which rarely receive sunlight
  • Perfect for ground-dwelling rainforest animals, such as spiders, scorpions, frogs and for terrarium plants
  • Colour rendering and full spectrum are guaranteed for 12 months. Includes reminder label for replacement
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You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
Available from your specialist dealer.
Dealer close to you
You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
Available from your specialist dealer.
Dealer close to you
You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
Available from your specialist dealer.
Dealer close to you
You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
Available from your specialist dealer.
Dealer close to you
You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Product information

Modelled on nature
Terrarium animals are cold-blooded animals, highly dependent on light, especially on the quality and intensity of the light. Activity, food intake, digestion or rest phases are influenced by the change of day and night and the intensity of light. Depending on the light source, there are differences in output and quality of the light.

Which light for which animals?
Only a few of the general statements are right. It is true that desert animals, which are active during the day, are exposed to strong UV radiation. For rainforest animals this is more complicated: As long as the animals stay under the leafy canopy of the rainforest they will have no or just very low UV radiation requirements. But whenever the animals live in the leafy canopy or at the riverbanks, their UV requirements can increase to that of desert animals! Therefore it is important that you deal with the habitat AND the habits of the animals.
An example: The tree python is a nocturnal animal and thus, at first glance, doesn’t rely on UV radiation. But it rests the whole day in the treetops and receives a lot of UV light. The decrease of UV radiation is the start signal for its activity phase. Consequently also this nocturnal animal needs UV-emitting lighting!

Details

JBL SOLAR REPTIL JUNGLE 15 W

Art. no.:
6159000
EAN Code:
4014162615909
Performance:
15 W
Length:
438 mm
Volume packaging:
1.100 l
Gross weight:
161.000 g
Net weight:
71 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
37/673/44 mm

Technical Data

JBL SOLAR REPTIL JUNGLE 18 W

Art. no.:
6159100
EAN Code:
4014162615916
Performance:
18 W
Length:
590 mm
Volume packaging:
1.100 l
Gross weight:
185.000 g
Net weight:
95 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
37/673/44 mm

Technical Data

JBL SOLAR REPTIL JUNGLE 25 W

Art. no.:
6159200
EAN Code:
4014162615923
Performance:
25 W
Length:
742 mm
Volume packaging:
1.600 l
Gross weight:
260.000 g
Net weight:
120 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
37/978/44 mm

Technical Data

JBL SOLAR REPTIL JUNGLE 30 W

Art. no.:
6159300
EAN Code:
4014162615930
Performance:
30 W
Length:
895 mm
Volume packaging:
1.600 l
Gross weight:
275.000 g
Net weight:
135 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
37/978/44 mm

Technical Data

JBL SOLAR REPTIL JUNGLE 36 W

Art. no.:
6159400
EAN Code:
4014162615947
Performance:
36 W
Length:
1200 mm
Volume packaging:
2.000 l
Gross weight:
335.000 g
Net weight:
180 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
37/1276/44 mm

Technical Data

JBL SOLAR REPTIL JUNGLE 38 W

Art. no.:
6159500
EAN Code:
4014162615954
Performance:
38 W
Length:
1047 mm
Volume packaging:
2.000 l
Gross weight:
314.000 g
Net weight:
159 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
37/1276/44 mm

Technical Data

FAQ
JBL Solar tubes: My two new tubes don't "glow". Is that due to a production error?

We can exclude the possibility of a production error. If a light doesn't turn on, that is an unfortunate exception.
If you have a light bar with conventional electronic ballasts, I would recommend changing the starters once to see if they are causing the problem. Does the defective tube glow when you change the tubes on the light bar ? And the other one doesn't ? Then there is a defect in the light bar.

What do the hours of service life indicated for the fluorescent tubes mean ?

Our tubes are not tri-band tubes, but instead, are modern full-spectrum tubes.

If there is a loss of luminance, the operating conditions must definitely be checked. T8 tubes have the longest service life with the least losses at 25 °C ambient temperature, whereas the T5 tubes have the lowest at 35 °C ambient temperature. Most of the closed covers have ambient temperatures that are higher than 25 °C. Generalising data of 8,000 or 10,000 hours of service life should generally be treated with caution, as this data applies to optimised operating conditions.

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