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Efficient and slim UV bulbs

UV T5 bulbs are an improved and slimmed-down version of traditional UV T8 bulbs. If you’re looking for a new lighting solution or just need to replace your old bulb, our range is ideal as it features many leading UV T5 bulbs from trusted reptile brands like Arcadia and Reptile Systems.

What are UV T5 bulbs?

UV T5 bulbs are improved versions of the large UV T8 tube lights, they use far less energy and take up a lot less space. UV T5 bulbs produce lots of UVA and UVB, which many reptiles use to power biological processes needed to thrive. All T5 and T8 bulbs need to be paired with a controller of the same wattage to work.

Why should I buy UV T5 bulbs?

If you are currently trying to decide on a UV lighting solution for your enclosure, UV T5 bulbs are an excellent choice. Efficient and slim, T5 bulbs can fit into much smaller controllers, allowing you to either fit multiple lights or gain back more space for other hardware. Another big advantage of a T5 is that they generally only need to be replaced once a year, whereas T8 bulbs often need to be replaced twice or three times a year. If you’re looking to replace a T5 bulb then you already know the benefits, but it’s important to note the size of your controller and the wattage to help you find an appropriate replacement.

What are the main types of UV T5 bulbs?

UV T5 bulbs are all a little different from one and other, they each offer a different type of light and come in a wide variety of lengths and wattages. The type of light is the amount of UVB the light produces, it’s important to get the right light for your reptile as the wrong light can cause stress and illness. The lengths and wattages of a bulb will determine whether or not they can fit into your controller you must match your bulb with your controller to ensure it will work.

What should I look for?

Whether you’re creating your first T5 setup or replacing an old bulb, size and wattage are key. Ensure that the size and wattage of your light match your controller to avoid disappointment. You should also do plenty of research into your reptile’s light preferences to ensure that the bulb they get is right for them.