These are Arcadias numbers as tested by their independent tester, right off their site.
But I do get similar numbers when you hit the "sweet spot" under the bulb. 😁
The pro t5 reflectors are very good... ++
along with the ballasts in them.
Ballasts also make a big difference in the...
I checked it out and posted a reply to you on that thread... but if you have a chance can you post a pick of the whole cage here?
You would be the first whole cage pic on this thread ....so I can use as an example for suggestions..... and then you could be my friend for life. 😁👍...
What are the dimentions of the tank?
Can you post a pic of the whole set up?
Depending on the heigth and length of the tank will influence my sugestions for a specific light!👍
How far is the animals back from the bulb in the light fixture?
I had done a thread below on a TORTOISE FORUM... (see below.)
to do what I can to try and get folks set up with better lighting.
There are SO MANY folks out there that are swallowed up in conflicting advice.
I can hear heads exploding in frustration! LOL
Because WE KNOW...
Can you post a picture!?
There are so many differences between lighting equipment that we need to know what you have.
It actually sounds a bit far away..... and you may need to build up the basking area with rocks to be more like 12"....
But we need to know:
does it go through...
These are the numbers off the tests that Arcadia performed on the lights. The reflectors are very "tight" in these lights and quite concentrated.
One would only want to use the 6% on a baby beardie if it was like in a 20L or something! For sure!
Here is a helpful UVB chart for Arcadia ProT5 fixtures. These UVB measurments are no through screening!
Please allow for a 28 - 35% UV reduction if going through screening.😁👍
Ultra Violet Index
300mm / 12″
380mm / 15″
I am so glad people are getting these results!
And this is just in a short time after switching to Arcadia.
For those reading,
a quick FYI Education on the types of Arcadia bulbs folks use on Beardies.
So people will not be confused and to make lighting easy.
We all agree, lighting should be...
yes... I probably should have introduced myself to Jessica. :oops:
she probably thought I was some creepy person asking her to e-mail me! LOL
(a bit eccentric.... maybe. :lol: )
Thanks beardie parents. you are good beardie parents. :lol:
The Arcadia would be good... they are EXCELLENT.
BUT you must understand that the size of the cage and the distance the animal is from the bulb comes into play in determining how strong an Arcadia bulb to use.
Can you post:
the size / measurements of the cage
how far the...
you will get me in trouble because technically I am not suppose to like advertise in these posts!
The mods may *spank* me if I do. :oops:
So for pricing, I have to direct you to my web-site or to the classified ad I will have posted here soon.
But for the sake of education and...