JBL ReptilJungle UV Light
Energy-saving lamp for rainforest terrariums

  • Terrarium lamp with medium UV for tropical terrariums and 6500 Kelvin for conditions modelled on nature
  • For a species-specific care of animals from the tropics and subtropics, such as chameleons and snakes
  • Wide reaching UV supply: facilitates activity, appetite and reproductive behaviour with UV-A, ideal calcium metabolism thanks to UV-B
  • Recommended distance to the animal: 5 to 20 cm with a daily irradiation time of 8-10 hours
  • Package contents: terrarium lamp, ReptilJungle
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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 ReptilJungle is particularly suited for the keeping of animals from the tropics and subtropics, such as chameleons and snakes.

Extensive UV supply
UV-A promotes the activity, the appetite and the species-specific reproductive behaviour. UV-B ensures an optimal calcium metabolism.

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JBL ReptilJungle UV Light 15 W

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
15 W
Volume packaging:
1.200 l
Gross weight:
142.000 g
Net weight:
100 g
Weight factor:
75/213/75 mm

Technical Data

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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