JBL ReptilDesert UV Light
Energy-saving lamp for desert terrariums

  • Compact lamp with high UV-A and UV-B proportions for desert terrariums and 6500 Kelvin for light conditions modelled on nature
  • For a species-specific care of bearded dragons, tortoises and spiny-tailed agamas
  • Species-appropriate UV supply: facilitates activity, appetite and species-specific reproductive behaviour through UV-A, ideal calcium metabolism thanks to UV-B
  • Recommended distance to the animal: 5 to 8 cm with a daily irradiation time of 8-10 hours
  • Package contents: compact lamp, ReptilDesert.
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You can find this article at your specialist shop and online
Product information

Nature as a model
Terrarium animals are cold-blooded animals, which are strongly dependent on light, particularly 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.

The right light for your terrarium
The terrarium lamp ReptilDesert UV is especially suited for bearded dragons, tortoises and spiny-tailed agamas.

Species-appropriate UV supply
UV-A promotes the activity, the appetite and the species-specific reproductive behaviour.

Details

JBL ReptilDesert UV Light 15 W

Art. no.:
6185100
EAN Code:
4014162618511
Performance:
15 W
Socket:
E27
Volume packaging:
1.200 l
Gross weight:
142.000 g
Net weight:
100 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
75/213/75 mm

Technical Data

JBL ReptilDesert UV Light 23 W

Art. no.:
6185200
EAN Code:
4014162618528
Performance:
23 W
Socket:
E27
Volume packaging:
1.200 l
Gross weight:
170.000 g
Net weight:
128 g
Weight factor:
1000
Size(l/h/w):
75/213/75 mm

Technical Data

FAQ
Do I need a separate ballast for these lamps?

No, this lamp is directly installed to a lamp holder (e.g. JBL TempSet) and connected to the power outlet without additional ballast.

The JBL ReptilDesert and JBL ReptilJungle energy-saving lamps don’t work in the sockets of the Hagen terrarium canopy Compact Top.

With canopies with double sockets it can occasionally happen that the ReptilDesert and JBL ReptilJungle energy-saving lamps don`t make contact with the current-carrying wire of one of the sockets. This is because of tolerances in the production of the canopy. In this case it helps to switch over the lamps from one socket to the other. We do not recommend installing energy-saving lamps containing UV-B inside canopies which are mounted on the top of the terrarium. They are not only too far away from the reptiles, but they also result in stray light loss through the wire gauze of the screen cover. With an all-glass canopy the filtering effect of the glass prevents almost all of the UV-B radiation from reaching the terrarium animals. The combination of the JBL ReptilDesert and the JBL ReptilJungle energy-saving lamps with a JBL TempSet and a JBL TempProtect (as reflector) is the ideal installation inside a terrarium. This combination ensures that the activity supporting UV-A radiation and the UV-B radiation for vitamin D3 synthesis reaches the reptile adequately.

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JBL Research: Research results

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Nowadays specialised pet shops offer a wide selection of terrariums which are usually made of silicone-sealed glass panes. They usually have sliding doors at the front.

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The fascination of terrariums - Terrarium Manual

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07.01.2016

The Desert Terrarium Part 2 - Lighting

The desert habitat involves both extreme heat and brightness. Unlike in the rain forest, there is nothing to stop the light reaching right down to the ground. The animals only have stones or scarce plants and woody growths to withdraw under.

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06.09.2015

Light and heat for the terrarium

In the wild the sun not only provides light, it also provides essential heat and UVA and UVB radiation. Since terrarium animals are ectotherm, they are much more dependent on high-quality light than warm-blooded vertebrates are.

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23.08.2015

Where do our terrarium animals come from, and why this is important.

In fact we could answer this question with “from all over the world”. After all many interesting terrarium animals also live in Europe. But most of them are protected species.

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26.01.2015

Send your terrarium animals to the tanning salon

A lot of terrarium animals thirst for the sun and, in addition to the heat, need the UV radiation found in sunlight. And while there are many terrarium lamps which promise UV, very few actually deliver it. ...

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07.01.2014

The UV children are being renamed

To make the product names easier to understand the energy-saving lamps for terrariums from JBL are being renamed. The UV name affix in numbers is going to disappear (e.g. JBL ReptilDesert UV 300) and be replaced by the wattage (e.g. ...

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