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?
By answering these questions, you can decide which type of lamp and possibly additional heating mat your animals need. Lamps such as the JBL Reptile LED Daylight are ideal for illuminating terrariums with plants. If the animals require additional UV light, a JBL UV-Spot Plus or a JBL L-U-W lamp is additionally required. These also simultaneously produce heat. For animals not in need of UV light, such as many amphibians, the JBL Reptile LED Daylight is ideal and may, depending on the animal, need to be supplemented with heat-generating technology. For amphibians from colder regions simply omit the heat-generating technology.
The PAR value gives a general idea of how much radiation from the lamp can really be used by the plants for photosynthesis. PAR is the abbreviation for Photosynthetically Active Radiation. The value of over 100 PAR measured at a distance of 20 cm shows that the lamp promotes plant growth of terrarium plants very well.