LED BAR - Arcadia Reptile
reptile keeping


The Arcadia Reptile Jungle Dawn LED BAR is sleek, bold, powerful and able to deliver the energy that is needed to allow plants to grow by increasing visible light levels within terraria. This clever system uses the very latest ‘High OutPut’ LED diodes to create an almighty 130+ lumens per watt. Use a bar on top of a mesh or fit a bar inside of a vivarium.

not just for plant growth

Plant Growth

Has very little to do with the overall colour of light

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Arid Systems

The benefits of using LED’s within arid systems

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Powerful triple packed LED Configuration

The configuration of LEDs within a lamp is just as important as its spectrum and output in terms of potential plant growth and illuminated area.

As with all life, plants are reliant on the quantity and quality of energy that is available to them via a light source. The greater the quantity of light, and over a wide enough area equates to better potential results.

A light source of any type can only produce a certain number of photons (parcels/packages of energy) as ‘total light output’. As light travels forwards it starts to spread out to cover a greater area. The further away a lamp is placed, the greater the area is that will be covered with light. This is a sharing or spreading of energy over a target, therefore the measured energy within light becomes weaker the further away a lamp is from the target.

typical led units


To ensure that we have the maximum amount of light possible entering an enclosure we must use enough diodes, placed at the correct distance from each other and with a suitable spectrum, colour and lumen output.

A reduction in the number of diodes, regardless of rated wattage can equate to ‘zoning’, areas that are very bright and areas that are darker.

We must ensure that all light sources project a ‘flood’, this provides better results and reduces any risk of ocular damage associated with point source lamps.

light outputs


Distance Kilolux PAR
100mm / 4” 34.4 661
150mm / 6” 26.57 448
300mm / 12” 8.9 146
375mm / 15” 6 87
450mm / 18” 4.2 53


Distance Kilolux PAR
100mm / 4” 38.26 660
150mm / 6” 26.54 448
300mm / 12” 10.1 155
375mm / 15” 7.6 108
450mm / 18” 5.58 62


Distance Kilolux PAR
100mm / 4” 41 843
150mm / 6” 35.6 561
300mm / 12” 14.89 226
375mm / 15” 11.4 160
450mm / 18” 8.2 116


Distance Kilolux PAR
100mm / 4” 44.3 859
150mm / 6” 34.3 591
300mm / 12” 15.94 242
375mm / 15” 11.89 187
450mm / 18” 9.56 126


Spectra; Everfine (HAAS-1200). Light meter used, Iso-Tech ILM 1335. PAR meter used, Apogee MQ-200. Measurements taken with a power supply at 244.6v 49.9HTZ.

common vivarium sizes

LED BARS sit perfectly on mesh or attached inside wooden enclosures

Code Watt Length LED’s Lumens
RAJDP1 15W 290mm/11.5” 72 2534lm
RAJDP2 22W 470mm/18.5” 108 3447lm
RAJDP3 34W 570mm/22.5” 216 5587lm
RAJDP4 51W 870mm/34” 288 7638lm


Easily link with other LED BARs or with ProT5 UV-B system, reducing the number of wall sockets required per enclosure.

Each Unit arrives with a power cable with integrated switch, fittings kit and a ‘Link’ cable.

LED BAR and ProT5 are perfect partners, both working hard to fill the UV and visible spectrum. With quality and safety at its core.


plant growth

Using a specifically designed exclusive mix of the latest High Output LEDs we have created an LED BAR that projects a vast quantity of light with a very high PAR value over a wide area as a flood. We do not lens our LEDs to make them very bright over a small area, this only creates growth limiting ‘dark-zones’ which are no good at all for creating vibrant planted enclosures or naturally illuminated vivarium’s.

JungleDawn LED BAR provides a spectrum of light that mimics as closely as possible the visible portion of natural sunlight.

All life has developed to use the sun’s energy within the whole terrestrial spectrum. It is the balance of this spectrum and its intensity that has become the base requirement of all species. We could term unfiltered sunlight as being 100% Bioavailable, any alteration away from the sun is equal to a linear decrease in the % of Bioavailability of that light source.

Our full-spectrum LED system has an overall colour of 6200 Kelvin, well within the accepted range for ‘natural sunlight’ and will work flawlessly with Arcadia Reptile UV lamps to create a crisp natural provision of light for you and your animals.

Light within the visible portion of the terrestrial spectrum contains the ‘Photosynthetic Active Response Curve’, this is the spectral-curve that causes photosynthesis in terrestrial plants. JungleDawn LED BAR uses the very latest diodes that project all of the visible wavelengths of light from blue to red without using ‘PAR limiting’ separate red and blue diodes. As such the JungleDawn LED BAR has a high percentage of PUR, a high CRI and no non-natural ‘purple hue’.

But plants need to be exposed to Blue and Red light to be able to photosynthesise, don’t they?

Yes they do, plants need to be exposed to every wavelength within the terrestrial electromagnetic spectrum and in natural-balance. Each wavelength is as vital as the next with each delivering suitable energy to a plant and maintaining optimum growth, if the total quantity of light is high enough.

JungleDawn LEDs produce all of the wavelengths of visible light in natural-balance without using separate coloured diodes. In this way each diode is ‘full-spectrum’ within its colour, and each provides the correct amount of red and blue within its projection.

By using the latest full-spectrum diodes we provide a balance of spectrum within a natural overall colour without the reduction in quantity of light seen when using separate coloured diodes’.


Arid Systems

Many species of Reptile respond to quantity of light.

An increase in the quantity of visible light will both inspire natural basking and help to instigate and regulate certain processes within the brain and body.

We may call this the ‘activation’ of the pineal gland or ‘third eye’.

Even though UV lamps such as ‘D3+ 12% UV-B and D3+ Dragon 14% UV-B’ are now very accurate and powerful, able to deliver high UV indexes at greater distances, we haven’t been able to provide as much visible light as is thought needed to interact with the pineal gland.

By using an Arcadia JungleDawn LED BAR we greatly increase visible light levels over the basking zone and allow a basking species to properly experience and interact with light.

This represents a step forward in both effective and ethical Reptile care.

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