2.4% UV-B

Complete Lighting Kit for Crepuscular Arboreal Species

ShadeDwellerProArboreal 2.4% UV-B has been thoughtfully designed around the needs of crepuscular arboreal species such as Crested Geckos where the distance to basking is around 12” 30cm.

110V / 240V


The Arcadia Reptile 8w 12”/30cm ProT5 fitting is used and loved by thousands of keepers all over the globe, it is sleek, stylish, robust, easy to use and allows easy linking of further ProT5 fitting and JungleDawn LEDBAR.
Available in 2 voltages
ShadeDwellerPro-Arboreal Crested Gecko Lighting
Royal Phython ShadeDwellerPro-Arboreal Lighting

HO T5 UV-B Lighting Kit

ProT5 is a highly adaptable lighting kit with high quality internal electronics, a high effective but removable reflector, power cable, fittings kit, free link cable and choice of Arcadia Reptile HO-T5 UV-B lamp.

ProT5 uses the very finest electrical components to ensure safe running and long lamp life. Each bar has inbuilt over-voltage, over current, over heating and short circuit protection. ProT5 is Teflon free and free from any reflector coatings that absorb UV.

Correct levels of UV energy

The ProT5 reflector provides a fluid mid-width flood of light and is perfect for providing an easy to measure basking area for any species. However, for ‘shade dwelling’ species such as crested geckos, smaller climbing snakes and amphibians that can easily move upwards close towards the lamp increased energy is found. UV energy is vital of course, but we must be sure that we do not provide UV Indexes that are higher than nature has provided a ‘use for’ and a ‘level of protection against’.

ShadeDwellerPro-Arboreal has been designed to be safe and effective to use over standard meshed-topped vivariums and inside other vivariums where planting/decoration is provided to a close distance to the lamp. This kit will provide the ideal UVI and allow inhabitants to benefit in full from activated colour vision and the natural effective D3 cycle safely. Using our tried and tested 2.4% UV-B, 12% UV-A high CRI ShadeDweller-Arboreal lamp you can be sure of providing a safe and effective UV Index even if the animal travels high into its environment close to the lamp.

Allowing species to self-regulate

We should always provide access to UV energy over an area that covers at least the animals whole body, from nose to vent in lizards and the whole snake whilst coiled, of course this basking zone should be matched with equal to or greater access to graduated shade vertically or horizontally or both. In this way the animal can travel to energise under the lamp and self-regulate its exposure naturally.

Heavy planting with broadleaf plants will create leaf-scatter patterns of shade and offer good protection, as such if the enclosure is heavily planted and there is some distance between basking and the lamp the ShadeDweller 7% lamp maybe more suitable for achieving optimal UVI per species, please use our free lighting guide to check optimal UVI for your species.

Perfect for species

The ideal solution for providing gentle full-spectrum+UV-B lighting for arboreal and climbing species living within enclosures where planting/decoration is provided directly up to the mesh and within those that do not use heavy planting.

Create bespoke systems

Pair ShadeDwellerPro or ShadeDwellerPro-Arboreal with Genuine Arcadia Reptile JungleDawn-LED Bar for increased visible light and high PAR levels which will ensure fantastic plant growth. ShadeDweller, ProT5 and JungleDawn-LED Bar should be provided alongside a stat controlled heat source.

Please see Arcadia Reptile SolarBaskingFlood, Halogen Floods and DHP with our Clamp lamp range for more information.

Ferguson zones

ShadeDwellerPro-Arboreal is perfect for shade dwelling species such as Crested Geckos and those species that fall into Ferguson zones 1-2, depending on the distance to basking , climbing ability and require a smaller area of UV energy. For these species when living in larger enclosures and where planting/decoration does not allow open basking very close to the lamp the ShadeDwellerPro 7% lamp would be the correct option at 10-12” in free air or 6-8” when used over a mesh (keep in mind also that black mesh reduces light flow more than stainless. It is always best to check actual energy with a Solarmeter 6.5 index meter).

Ultra Violet Index

UVI measurements taken at the very centre of the strongest point using a solar meter 6.5.
A stainless steel mesh can reduce UVI by 30%+. UV Indexes stated without mesh.
Height UVI
200mm / 8″ 0.80
250mm / 10″ 0.65
300mm / 12″ 0.45
375mm / 15″ 0.30


Voltage: 220-240V 50Hz

Code Watt Length Fitting
RARTP8SA 8W 315mm / 12.5″ T5 Ø16mm


Voltage: 220-240V 50Hz

Code Watt Length Fitting
RARTP8SAX 8W 315mm / 12.5″ T5 Ø16mm


Voltage: 110-120 60Hz

Code Watt Length Fitting
RARTP8SAZ 8W 315mm / 12.5″ T5 Ø16mm