Deep Heat Projector

Cutting edge technology to produce the most natural and bio-available wavelengths of Infra-Red.

These being ‘Infra-Red-A’ and ‘Infra-Red-B’. These vital wavelengths have been almost impossible to replicate within a lamp up until now.

The sun provides our world and its inhabitants with heat through the terrestrial wavelengths of light termed as ‘Infra-Red-A’ and ‘Infra-Red-B’ but not directly with Infra-Red-C which is filtered out by the atmosphere. The terrestrial wavelengths of light are full of energy as the photons of light travel down into our world. They are then available directly into an animal’s dermis where they will deliver energy naturally, we term this as being ‘bio-available’. Full-spectrum terrestrial daylight interacts with everything that it encounters and in ectothermic species such as reptiles it is within these wavelengths that they obtain the energy that they need to ‘function’. Terrestrial wavelengths of IR are also reflected and stored within everything that they encounter. This energy can then be reflected directly or radiated back away into the ecosystem as Infra-Red-C, as heated air. As such everything that energy rich full-spectrum light touches should be thought of as a ‘black body’.

Infrared-A and Infrared-B provide heat deep within the muscle tissues, warming the animal throughout just as it would in the wild. You can feel this as the warm ‘tingly’ feeling that you experience when you walk out into natural sunlight if you put your hand safely in front of the lamp.

The Arcadia Reptile ‘Deep Heat Projector®’ or ‘DHP’ provides essential heat deep into the body in a safe and natural way as a usable ‘flood’. This allows captive animals to use heat just as they would in the wild, without the risk of overheating associated with tight-beam heat lamps. The projected heat is available to the animal just as it would be in the wild, firstly by direct exposure to the skin. Secondly, heat is re-radiated as the stones and decoration used under the basking zone release the heat back upwards, providing belly heat and increasing the ambient temperature.

The ‘Deep Heat Projector®’ actually uses far less power than many standard heating systems. In-Fact a 50w ‘Deep Heat projector’ can outperform a 100w CHE or tungsten heating lamp in heat generation and projection.

This revolutionary lamp has a thick internal reflector, meaning far less of the heat is wasted. The Arcadia Reptile Deep Heat Projector® heats up quickly, reaching and maintaining the target temperature.

As with all lamps, the ‘DHP’ should be used with a thermostat. A dimming thermostat will provide accurate control of your thermogradient. You should check the temperature with a suitable quality non-contact laser thermometer. If used correctly this high quality, handmade heating lamp should provide you with years of stable heat provision.

The DHP produces virtually no visible light and should be used throughout the day and night. Therefore, it will not upset the important day/night cycles (circadian rhythms).

Reptiles associate heat with high levels of visible light in the day, so The Arcadia Reptile DHP is ideal for use as part of an ‘array’. The DHP can be grouped alongside bright heat sources such as our ‘Halogen Heat spot’, Arcadia Reptile UV-B systems and Arcadia Jungle Dawn® LED plant growth systems.

The Arcadia Reptile Deep Heat Projector really does have it all. Welcome to ‘The Revolution’.

50W available, 80W version coming soon.

  • Provides essential Infra-Red A and B
  • Heats deep into the muscle tissues
  • Energy efficient, low carbon footprint. 50w = 100w CHE/Standard lamp
  • Wide beam and fast warm up
  • E27 screw fit, Dimming stat ready
  • Longer life.
  • Wild Re-Creation®

The benefits of the Deep Heat Projector

  • Provides essential Infra-Red A and B
  • Heats deep into the muscle tissues
  • Energy efficient, low carbon footprint. 50w = 100w CHE/Standard lamp

Code Description Watt
RARHP50 Heat Projector 50W
Distance to basking zone Temperature
150mm 55ºC
200mm 45ºC
300mm 36ºC
400mm 29ºC
Reptile Heat Lamp Comparison
Lamp Type I-R-A I-R-B Light Deep tissue heating
Tungsten Very little
Ceramic heater/Heat Mat (only I-R-C)
Deep Heat Projector® Under 4 Lux

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