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Lighting Guide

Discussion in 'Habitat Lighting' started by Vers, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    I was talking to Todd from lightyourreptiles tonight and he mentioned this very interesting species specific lighting guide on Arcadia's newly updated website which I found to be extremely interesting and very informative. Check it out!

    Arcadia Lighting Guide
  2. CentriRitanni

    CentriRitanni Elite Member

    Aw, no Jones on there.
  3. DragonsKeepers

    DragonsKeepers Subscribed User Premium Member

    Nice, thanks for the link
  4. SpidaFly

    SpidaFly Elite Member

    Flipping through their various suggested setups I'm seeing some... very odd... clearly hand-wavy figures being offered. Marketing in the guise of science.

    I do like how every diurnal basking reptile I clicked up recommended stronger bulbs for any terrerium over 3'. That's something I've been ranting about for a long time. So, some vindication. I suppose American companies (ahem Zoomed) should stop buffaloing customers, and herp vets should get with the program.

    I suppose I do have to give them credit for getting closer to realistic concepts as opposed to the usual "5.0 is for forest lizards, 10.0 is for desert lizards" rubbish.
  5. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    Perhaps...but it's important to know that Arcadia is very clearly making an effort to provide a quality product, apparently even involving Frances Baines (UV Guide) in the testing of their lighting, which can be seen in the video I recently posted. If she has anything to do with the R&D or QC process you can bet the products that roll off the line will perform up to very high standards. I'm not sure how they developed the lighting charts, but I'd assume they are based off of actual figures rather than guestimations.
  6. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    I wonder if these are available in Canada?
  7. SpidaFly

    SpidaFly Elite Member

    The recommendation of UVB for T's/Scorps had me cracking up a bit though, especially Hadrurus arizonensis. I love marketing. :confused:

    I would love to see the research on average D3 concentrations in the blood of captive animals forced to bask at set mass-calibrated times under various levels of UVB though :)

    I bet would ship to Canada. I hope anyway! :)

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