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Aquarium, Reptile & Bird Fluorescent Tubes

When replacing Aquarium, Vivarium or Bird fluorescent Tubes it is important to select the correct lamp. To this end we have categorised our range of lamps to assist you in your search. All tubes in this range are manufactured by Arcadia, a brand renowned for the provision of innovative pet care lighting solutions. Each tube is a T8 (25mm diameter) fluorescent with application specific colour temperatures, UV outputs, wattages and lengths. 

Aquarium, Reptile & Bird Fluorescent Tubes Continued

The overall range of wattages available is 15 watt to 58 watt with lamp lengths of 450mm to 1500mm. The average life span of these lamps is 10,000 hours and all are energy efficient light sources.

This range of fluorescent tubes is used to display fish, plants and coral at their best, whilst promoting plant growth in Fresh and Saltwater aquariums. Other applications are daylight simulation for reptiles away from their natural environment and the provision of an artificial source of Ultra-Violet light essential for captive birds that do not have exposure to direct sunlight. Full specifications for each replacement lamp are listed on each product page.

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Do I include pins in my measurements?

When measuring fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs try to include the pins because this will give you the most accurate result. Generally we will include measurements with and without pins in the product description for fluorescent

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What's the difference between T2, T4, T5 and T8?

    T2 The main difference is the diameter of each tube. T2 tubes have a diameter of 7mm and comes in a range of lengths and colour temperatures. Although small in size they pack a punch, they're ideal for lighting areas with limited spa…

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What's the difference between switch start and high frequency?!

Switch Start Switch start is the control gear that has been used by the industry for many years. The current is limited by a wire wound magnetic choke or ballast. The choke, which is a coil of wire makes the circuit inductive. The advantage of switc…

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