PureSun Compact Lighting Kit

PureSun Compact Lighting Kit

Provides all of the UVA and UVB for birds to flourish

Full Spectrum + UV-B complete lighting system for bird cages

Compact Lighting Kit

PureSun-CompactKit is the latest evolution in effective compact fluorescent lighting technology by Arcadia Bird.

PureSun-CompactKit arrives as standard with the PureSunCompact reflector hood and clip on metal safety grill, bolt secured cage adapter with switched lamp holder and a genuine Arcadia bird PureSun-Compact 20W lamp.


  • Produces excellent natural colours and iridescence.
  • 2.4% UVB and 30% UVA for optimal avian use.
  • Improves feeding and breeding behaviour.
  • Full spectrum.


  • Light Fitting
  • Highly Efficient Reflector
  • PureSun-Compact Lamp
  • Lamp Holder & Bracket
  • Safety Grill

Compact Fluorescent Lamp

Bird Compact Lamp

Spectral Power Distribution (SPD)

Bird Compact 20W

Wavelength (nm)

Recommended lamp life

The amount of light emitted from a lamp decreases with the age of the lamp, particularly in lamps which emit ultraviolet radiation, so it is important to remember to change your lamps at the end of their recommended service life, normally at 1 year.

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Lamp Saftey & Usage

Bird lamps remain UV-B potent (within 40% of total output) for one whole year of use.

This is based on using the correct controller and a maximum 12 hour a day photo period. Health concerns should always be reported to a suitable vet who can access the bird properly.

Do not allow birds long exposure to bird lamps at a distance closer than stipulated by the product.

Humans should remain 12” or more away from the lamp.

Lamps should be turned off before cage maintenance is carried out.

Bird lamps should not be sprayed with water directly.

To be sure of UV-B potency, replace bird lamps once yearly.

More on safety…

PureSun-CompactKit arrives with everything you need to get started from day one

Our uniquely designed bolt through cage lamp holder ensures safety and stability through our anti-tamper two-part wire clamp. The lamp holder itself is fitted with a switch for ease of use but you can also use good quality timers to set a photoperiod. The clip-on safety grill has been designed to allow as much light through into the cage whilst also protecting the lamp.

PureSun-CompactKit can be used over most small to medium sized wire cages and for smaller species of bird. These include Budgerigars and other small parakeets, smaller Parrots such as Senegal’s and Meyers, Canaries, finches, small doves and more.

designed to maximise the visible light & uv into the cage

Compact lamps of the correct design can produce a large amount of essential light, they are easy to use and flicker free, needing no external ballast nor control. However, they have always had large limitations in pet care, the greatest being a lack of suitable reflectors. The lack of an effective reflector has made compact lighting for birds and other animals almost unusable and in some cases, quite dangerous as it equated to large scale incorrect use in aviculture and herpetoculture, using bare lamps protruding into the living space and a reduction in downward flow of energy.

PureSun-CompactKit has been created through complex and detailed computerised modelling in order to both capture and to allow as much light to travel downwards from the fitting as possible. In doing so we have been able to fix a historic issue and to bring an easy to use and affordable reflector kit to our hobby.

Where provided lighting should always be fitted directly above the head and at the correct distance from the bird/animal, per species need. Lamps should never be fitted in a way where a lamp is side on to the eye but should be fitted so that as much light can travel downwards as possible.

Arcadia Bird and Reptile compact lamps have been made to the highest standard, using German technology, being flicker free, UV-C free and in the important ‘3U’ design. Unlike pigtail type compacts which are almost impossible to use, ‘3U’ lamps have a greater outward surface area and as such emit more light in the right direction. However, having 3 ‘U’ shaped loops up to 2 of these loops can be facing in the wrong direction. This equates to a lack of light and overall efficiency. PureSun-CompactKit has been designed to reflect as much light as possible from all surfaces of the lamp. This means that our exclusive reflector allows effective and safe use with clean and UVI stable illumination below.

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Pigtail lamp

Only the flat of the 3 loops are facing directly downwards onto the bird, all other energy is traveling in the wrong direction.

More glass surface area on the flat plane results in greater light projected downwards. Although around 80% of all light is lost to travel in the wrong direction.

Arcadia Lamp

3U lamp

Small area of glass facing down onto the bird in this fitting method and that almost all energy is travelling out away from the lamp and not into the cage.

Only the edges of 2-3 loops are still facing downwards. All other energy travelling in the wrong direction and within the lamp itself.

PureSun CompactKit Light Projection

PureSun CompactKit Light Projection

Ultra Violet Index Output

200mm / 8″1.45
250mm / 10″1.20
300mm / 12″1.00
375mm / 15″0.70

UVI measurements taken at the very centre of the strongest point using a solar meter 6.5

Minimum distance from lamp to bird is 150mm/6”.

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Voltage 220-240V 50Hz / United States: 110-120V 60Hz

Our fitting is CE, UKCA, RoHs and ETL certified. PureSun-Compact Lamp is UL certified.

Physical installation

WARNING – Ensure the inline switch is off and the bracket is disconnected from the mains supply before fitting the Compact Lamp unit.

  1. Screw lamp into lamp holder. Do not hold the glass tubes as this may damage them. Use the plastic base of the lamp.
  2. Slide the grille under the clips on one side.
  3. Push down on the grille so it fits under the clips on the other side.
  4. Ensure the grille is seated in the front clip.
  5. Mounting Directions

  6. Turn thumb nut to remove base plate. Place base plate on inside of the cage with thread outwards.
  7. On the outside of the cage place bracket over the thread of base plate. Fit thumb nut and tighten to hold bracket in place.

N.B. Ensure cable does not fall between bars of cage.