UV Light Influences

  • Vitamin D3 Production
  • Vision
  • Feeding
  • Behaviour
  • Breeding
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2018 Catalogue

Lamp Reminder

Lamps emit ultraviolet radiation, so it is important to remember to change at the end of their recommended optimum lighting hours.

8 – 58 Watt T8 – 26mm UV-B 2.4% UV-A 12%

The Arcadia Bird Lamp has been developed in order to provide an artificial source of ultraviolet (UV) light, which is essential to captive birds denied exposure to direct sunlight.

The use of a light source that mimics the natural UV content of sunlight has recognised health benefits, and provides birds with a more natural view their surroundings, encouraging natural behaviour and in many cases improved breeding results.

Unlike normal fluorescent lamps, the Arcadia Bird Lamp uses special UV emitting phosphors to replicate the spectral pattern of sunlight with 12% of the total light output emitted as UV-A and 2.4% UV-B.

  • Recreates UV exposure for domestic birds
  • Promotes vitamin synthesis
  • Restores natural vision
  • Available in linear form for aviaries and bird rooms
  • Use with our T8 Electronic Controller

Fluorescent Bird Lamps

compact lamp spd colour chart

Code Watt Length Diameter Lumens Temp CRI
FB08 8W 12″ – 300mm T5 – 16mm 400lm 5800K 1A
FB15 15W 18″ – 450mm T8 – 26mm 600lm 5800K 1A
FB18 18W 24″ – 600mm T8 – 26mm 900lm 5800K 1A
FB30 30W 36″ – 900mm T8 – 26mm 1700lm 5800K 1A
FB36 36W 48″ – 1200mm T8 – 26mm 2300lm 5800K 1A
FB58 58W 60″ – 1500mm T8 – 26mm 3700lm 5800K 1A


Fluorescent Lamp Reflectors

Double your output with our fluorescent lamp reflectors

When a fluorescent tube is ignited, light is given off evenly in every direction, much of which is directed upwards. If a reflector is mounted behind the tube, this stray light is not wasted, but redirected back to where it is required – the avairy, so that the efficiency of the tube is maximised.

  • Reflector can be angled to direct the light into the aviary
  • Made from a sturdy aluminium design
  • Available in all lengths from 8W to the 58W


The Benefits of using reflectors

Fluorescent lamps are cylindrical in design, this means that light is produced all around the tube and down the length of the lamp. By using the correct reflector, you effectively capture all of the light that is produced from the top and the sides of the lamp. This could be as much as two-thirds of its total output. This light will otherwise be effectively wasted to reflection around the aquarium.

Code Length Watt
ALR15 18″ – 450mm 15W
ALR18 24″ – 600mm 18W
ALR30 36″ – 900mm 30W
ALR36 48″ – 1200mm 36W
ALR58 60″ – 1500mm 58W

Product Safety

Lamps can be fragile pieces of equipment. Please follow the following steps to ensure the safe fitting and use of fluorescent lamps.

At either end of a fluorescent lamp you will see two brass coloured connection pins. These are the electrodes that take energy from the controller to start and run the lamp. These are quite fragile by nature. It is imperative that both pins are safely located into the pin sockets inside the lamp holder before the lamp is pressed into place. Failure to line the pins up correctly will cause the pins to bend and snap and break through the lamp cap rendering the lamp unusable.

The Ultra-seal lamp ring must be unscrewed from the lamp holder and placed over the lamp prior to fitting and only re-seated onto the lamp holder when you are sure that the lamp pins are seated correctly. High Output T5 lamp leads must be fully unwound also or you may notice lamp flickering or beaks in illumination. You can also use a very small amount of a substance like Vaseline to lubricate the lamp ring and so stop it fusing to the lamp after long periods of heat. After cooling lamps can be wiped clean with a damp cloth once every two weeks or so to remove any dust build up from the lamp, this in turn will help to maintain the lamps full output. The all important reflector should also be wiped clean at the same time.


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