UV T8 Bulbs
Help and advice on shopping for: UV T8 Bulbs
Cheap and effective reptile lighting
UV T8 bulbs have been around for a while now and they are still a great way to add UV light into a terrarium or vivarium. Our range of UV T8 bulbs features products from leading brands, like Arcadia, Exo Terra and Komodo, suitable for a wide range of enclosures.
What are UV T8 bulbs?
UV T8 bulbs are the standard bulb in many terrarium and vivarium setups. They are slightly fatter and less efficient than UV T5 bulbs but generally cheaper to purchase. UV T8 bulbs produce lots of UVA and UVB light which many animals, particularly reptiles, use to fuel biological processes to grow and survive. Both UV T8 bulbs and the slimmer T5 bulbs must be paired with a suitable controller to ensure they work.
Why should I buy UV T8 bulbs?
Those looking to replace an existing T8 bulb will already know their benefits but should take this opportunity to see if there is another bulb on the market that does its job a little better than their old one. For those looking to buy their first UV T8 bulb, T8 bulbs are the cheapest UV bulbs to buy and are well supported with a wide range of lighting types and controllers.
What are the main types of UV T8 bulbs?
UV T8 bulbs are split by the type of light they produce. There are a lot of different types of light a T8 can produce, in a wide variety of colours and intensities, it’s important to note which light is best for your pet to ensure they get everything they need from your UV T8 bulb. T8 bulbs are sold in a variety of lengths and wattages as they must be paired with a controller of compatible size and wattage to function.
What should I look for?
Ensure that the light you’re buying is the right size and wattage to work with your controller, or else it won’t work. Beyond that, do plenty of research into the needs of your pet and find a UV T8 bulb that matches those needs as closely as possible.