ShadeDweller Lamp - Arcadia Reptile

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High Output T5 Fluorescent Lamp

ShadeDweller T5 Fluorescent Lamp

17% UV-B
ShadeDweller T5 Fluorescent Lamp

17% UV-B

ShadeDweller

ShadeDweller


High Output T5 Fluorescent Lamp

7% UV-B content to support species (crepuscular) specifically designed for Shade Dwelling

ShadeDweller™ produces the perfect ratio of 17% UV-A and 7% UV-B for effective and natural Vitamin D3 production where an average UV Index of 0.80-1.00 can be achieved at 10”/25cm from the lamp.

  • 7% UVB for the synthesis of vitamin D3
  • Produces a targeted flood of UV enabling the keeper to set a photo-gradient
  • Long life, 12 month lifespan before a change is required
  • Made in Germany by the worlds experts
  • Full Spectrum lamp
  • Flicker free (T5)
UV-B 7%
UV-A 17%
Kelvin 6000K
CRI 90>
Diameter T5 Ø16mm

Where can I buy?

Products available from most good retailers both in-store and online.

Made in Germany

Made in Germany

7% UV-B

UV-B

17% UV-A

UV-A

1 Year UV Life

1 year life

Perfect for the ‘Light and Shade Method’

ShadeDweller™ by Arcadia Reptile is a dedicated 8W SO-T5 lamp specifically designed for Shade Dwelling (crepuscular) species whilst also being suitable for many diurnal species living in shallow enclosures.

This 8W lamp uses the very latest in German engineering to produce a high quality, crisp and very stable projection of UV rich light for one whole year of use.

The lamp is energy efficient, drawing just 8 watts and measuring 12”/30cm in length. Perfect for creating usable areas of ‘light and shade’ for the accurate and safe self-regulation of the essential D3 cycles.

ShadeDweller™ produces the perfect ratio of 17% UV-A and 7% UV-B for effective and natural Vitamin D3 production where an average UV Index of 0.80-1.00 can be achieved at 10”/25cm from the lamp.

This highly engineered lamp is perfect for use with crepuscular species including the Leopard Gecko, Crested Gecko, many Amphibians and Inverts.

The Arcadia Reptile ‘ShadeDweller™’ boosts an output of around 400 lumens and maintains a colour of 6k Kelvin, while ensuring a crisp and very natural CRI of over 90.

This lamp is available as standard in two complete lighting kits and as a replacement lamp which can be used in any 8watt T5 system such as the original Arcadia Reptile UVMiniKit or 8 standard controllers.

For far too long Crepuscular animals have not had dedicated lighting systems, ShadeDweller by Arcadia Reptile seeks to right this wrong. Partner up with the Arcadia Reptile 50w Deep Heat Projector as the most usable and effective source of heat.

Suitable for reptiles requiring high levels of UV-B
kept in large enclosures.

  • Leopard Geckos
  • Pythons
  • Boas
  • Corn Snakes
  • King Snakes
  • Garter Snakes
  • Scorpions
  • Agamids
  • Spiders
  • Arachnids & Insects

Check out our lighting guide for all reptile species…

Ultra violet index

Distance T5 UVI
250mm / 10” 0.80
300mm / 12” 0.65
375mm / 15” 0.45
450mm / 18” 0.30

Spectral Power Distribution (SPD)

Wavelength (nm)


T5 Fluorescent Lamp – Diameter Ø16mm

Code Watt Length
RFD3SD08 8W 300mm / 12″

UV is only potent for 1 year, be reminded when a replacement is needed…

Create the ultimate heating and lighting system

Couple together with the Arcadia Reptile ProT5, Jungle Dawn Full-Spectrum LED BAR and Deep Heat Projector for the most advanced, most wild-like Reptile lighting system.

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