||Broad-spectrum daylight and basking heat for diurnal reptiles
||Lamp provides reptiles UVA rays and heat for thermoregulation
||Spot lamp offers directional light and heat within reptile habitats
Recreate natural daytime basking areas in your reptile terrarium. Exo Terra Sun Glo Basking Spot Lamp directs light and heat to create areas perfect for basking. Diurnal reptiles can enjoy the benefits of basking in natural sunlight right in their terrarium. Neodymium sleeve spot lamp increases ambient air temperature and emits UVA rays that encourage natural behaviors and physiological well-being in your reptiles. Broad-spectrum incandescent daylight lamp is ideal for plant photosynthesis, making it a great choice for reptile habitats with live plants. Use with Exo Terra Night Glo Moonlight Lamp to ensure a 24-hour ambient heat source.
UVA has been shown to influence agonistic, reproductive, and signaling behaviors in reptiles. As reptiles can see into the UVA range (320-400 nm), it will affect the way they see things. The color of their food or their bodies will appear different in a reptile's eye than the way we see it if exposed to UVA radiation. Signaling by exposing body parts (e.g. Anolis sp.) or changing colors (e.g. Chameleon sp.) is common in reptiles, and these signals are perceived and also interpreted differently by reptiles if UVA radiation is absent. Failure to provide UVA to diurnal reptiles can cause stress by altering the reptile's perception of its surroundings and how it responds to it. UVA is crucial for breeding diurnal reptiles or keeping them alive for the duration of their natural life span.
Exo Terra's Sun-Glo Incandescent Light Bulbs
Exo Terra's Sun-Glo incandescent light bulbs (except the Sun-Glo Tight Beam) have a glass sleeve with mixed-in Neodymium, a rare earth metal that changes the color balance of the illumination, giving terrarium animals, decorations, and plants a more natural appearance. The Night Glo has a dark blue glass sleeve allowing it to emit a moon-like light. All bulbs are manufactured in colored glass, thereby preventing the fading or cracking as seen in coated bulbs. Colored glass also increases heat radiation transfer. Incandescent lamps are the most common sources of terrarium lighting. Although incandescent bulbs are more suitable as a heat source than as a visual light source, they are the perfect form of complementary lighting as all reptiles need a form of heat radiation. In some cases, incandescent lamps are sufficient, as some terrarium animals do not need excessive visual light based on their behavior, i.e. night active reptiles, arachnids or some amphibians. Some snakes will do well when only these types of lamps are used, as they do not need ultraviolet radiation. Incandescent bulbs fail to produce ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.