Vivarium Lighting & Bulbs

Appropriate lighting solutions for live vivariums

 
 

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Current Satellite
Current LEDs
$69.99-$287.96
fluorescent
Fluorescent
$3.49-$25.99
Jungle Dawn
Jungle Dawn LEDs
$25.99-$59.99
Jungle Hobbies LEDs
Jungle Hobbies LEDs
$385.00-$699.99
Value Grow LED
Value Grow LEDs
$20.99-$35.99
Zoo Med Reptisun LEDs
Zoo Med LEDs
$54.99-$249.99
 

Current Satellite LED Plus

A high quality lighting solution with fully adjustable color temperature & remote lighting effects

Current Satellite LED Plus
Current Satellite LED Plus
Super bright 6500K White LEDs are paired with full-spectrum RGB LEDs to offer every color under the sun (and a few that aren't) all controlled from a single 32-key customizable remote. The Satellite LED+ features effects that you'll have to see to believe, plus each color is individually adjustable for endless custom color blends. Features include: 6 color pre-sets, plus 12 dynamic effects including: cloud cover, fading lunar, storm, lightning, dusk and more. Your four favorite settings can be saved to the 4 memory buttons to pause/play each mode on-demand. Sliding docking legs allow for quick & easy adjustments for a wide variety of enclosures. These fixtures disperse light over a 120 degree angle for optimal spread & color blending.
 
18" Fixture | Fits Enclosures 18-24" | 16.8" X 2" X 0.44" | 13W | 36 6500K White Diodes/18 RGB (Adjustable) Diodes
24" Fixture | Fits Enclosures 24-36" | 22.8" X 2" X 0.44" | 18W | 48 6500K White Diodes/24 RGB (Adjustable) Diodes
36" Fixture | Fits Enclosures 36-48" | 34.8" X 2" X 0.44" | 25W | 72 6500K White Diodes/36 RGB (Adjustable) Diodes
48" Fixture | Fits Enclosures 48-60" | 46.8" X 2" X 0.44" | 30W | 96 6500K White Diodes/48 RGB (Adjustable) Diodes
 
NEHERP Note
These LEDs offer reliability and an impressive variety of features. They can be used with a standard outlet timers, as the units will default back to your last used setting when repowered. We suggest using the widest fixture that will fit over your enclosure to ensure light can evenly & brightly illuminate your vivarium corner-to-corner. An excellent lighting solution for vivariums up to 16" tall.
 

An authorized Current reseller

We're proud to have some of the lowest prices anywhere on these LEDs, and we hope you'll choose us as your supplier. If you end up shopping around, be sure to avoid any unauthorized resellers, since Current LEDs sold by unauthorized vendors carry no manufacturer's warranty. All Current products sold by NEHERP are 100% covered through NEHERP or Current for 1 full year.
 
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Current Satellite Plus Flexible LED Retrofit

An awesome retrofit with endless possibilities

Current Satellite Plus Flexible LED Current Satellite Plus Flexible LED
Introducing the ultimate retrofit. This ultra easy-to-install flexible strip light pairs super bright 6500K White LEDs with full-spectrum RGB LEDs to offer every color under the sun (and a few that aren't) controlled from a single, wireless 32-key customizable remote. The Satellite LED+ Flexible Strip Light features effects that you'll have to see to believe, plus each color is individually adjustable for custom color blends. To install, simply unroll the strip light and cut to the appropriate length. Then, remove the adhesive backing and stick into place. We've also included clips and hardware for more custom installations. Each kit includes an adhesive-backed 44" LED strip, light fixture, transformer, wireless remote, clips/hardware, and instructions.
 
NEHERP Note
There are a ton of uses for these, including rack systems, brightening an already-existing light fixture, adding lighting effects to any vivarium, & more. Each flexible LED Plus strip performs like roughly half (one row) of a 48" Current Satellite Plus fixture. Using this in conjunction with any Current Satellite Plus fixture makes for a great looking, higher output (~33%+ brighter) lighting solution. A single remote can control more than one Satellite Plus (flexible or standard) unit.
 
$69.99/ea
 

Current Satellite LED Plus Pro

A powerful & compact linear LED solution with awesome effects & a built-in ramp timer

Current Satellite LED Plus
The new Satellite Plus PRO isn’t simply brighter – it’s better in every way. Producing more light, more accurate color rendition, and offering more control features, it’s simple completeness. The adjustable full spectrum of light is perfect for strong plant growth while producing vivid colors and brilliant effects. More powerful in every aspect than its predecessor, the Satellite Plus PRO is an incredible light that defines a new generation of simplicity. Now you can wirelessly program and control just about everything! Seeing dynamic weather effects over your tank is just the beginning. With the integrated 24-hour timer function, you can also program what time to start a gradual (15 minute) sunrise, gentle sunset and both the color spectrum and intensity of your daylight and moonlight. Balancing the perfect light spectrum for viewing can be tricky and no one can do it better than you. The Satellite Plus Pro units were designed with a higher output light with a fully adjustable color spectrum. High output, energy efficient SMD LED chips generate high PAR and lumens for strong plant growth and realistic color representation within the enclosure.
 
18" Fixture | Fits Enclosures 18-24" | 16.8" X 3.5" X 0.44" | 20W | 14 6500K White Diodes/6 RGB (Adjustable) Diodes
24" Fixture | Fits Enclosures 24-36" | 22.8" X 3.5" X 0.44" | 30W | 20 6500K White Diodes/9 RGB (Adjustable) Diodes
36" Fixture | Fits Enclosures 36-48" | 34.8" X 3.5" X 0.44" | 45W | 30 6500K White Diodes/14 RGB (Adjustable) Diodes
48" Fixture | Fits Enclosures 48-60" | 46.8" X 3.5" X 0.44" | 60W | 40 6500K White Diodes/20 RGB (Adjustable) Diodes
 
NEHERP Note
Depending on the model, these Satellite LED Plus Pro units are 90-106% brighter, and offer over 185% more PAR output than the original Satellite LED Plus units. The increase in Lumen & PAR output is disproportionate to the increased power (wattage) rating, making these extremely efficient by comparison to most available LEDs. Thanks to the considerable increase in output, we recommend using these Current Satellite LED Plus Pro units for live vivariums up to 24in tall.
 

Priced $0.01 Over M.A.P.!

Current-USA has a strict MAP pricing policy on these LEDs, and NEHERP's prices are just $0.01 over the minimum! Current USA will not honor warranty claims, nor re-supply any vendor caught in violation of this policy, and has even posted a list of vendors who they suggest not purchasing from. (Many Amazon & eBay resellers included!) In other words, if you've seen these LEDs cheaper, you've also seen them being sold with no warranty, and possibly "used, damaged, second-hand or altered".
 
Priced $0.01 Above MAP! :-)
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Exo Terra Natural Light CFLs

A great choice for live vivariums & other enclosures where plant growth is important

Exo Terra Natural Light CFLs
The Exo Terra Natural Light is a full spectrum daylight bulb with a very high visual light output and high color rendering index (98 CRI). With its high visual light output and 6700K Color temperature, the Natural Light Terrarium Bulb is recommended as general light source for all terrarium types. The high light output makes this bulb ideal for planted terrariums and it's even suitable for animals with lower UV requirements, such as snakes, amphibians (frogs, toads and salamanders) and nocturnal animals. A great choice for live vivariums. (Formerly called Reptiglo 2.0 UVB)
 
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Jungle Hobbies Advanced LED

An extremely powerful & completely customizable vivarium light source

Jungle Hobbies Advanced LED     Jungle Hobbies Advanced LED
This light is packed with features that will satisfy the most discriminating gadget loving vivarium/aquarium hobbyist. This ultra-high end LED unit easily simulates different lighting conditions throughout the day with full control over light intensity and timing. Each of the 5 modes (Dawn, Sunrise, Day, Sunset, and Night) are individually scheduled & fully adjustable to create a custom-tailored lighting solution for any desired condition.
 
Control all function of the light with the included multi-function remote. Switch between lighting modes. Interrupt the daily program and hit Day setting while you do maintenance. Program all the modes with a touch of a button. Kick on the lightning mode and turn your vivarium or aquarium into a stormy frenzy. The frequency of the lightning can be sped up or slowed down too. Have you ever wanted to simulate natural movement of clouds in your vivarium/aquarium? Press COLOR on the remote and watch the light turn down intensity, color and brighten up, dim down as the clouds roll through in front of the sun. The simulated movement speed of the clouds can also be sped up or slowed down via the remote.
 
Jungle Hobbies LEDs are able to be linked together. Use standard computer networking cable to link multiple units together, to ensure everything stays on the exact same schedule. One LED unit will be assigned the "master" function, and all connected LED units will simply follow it's schedule. (No need to program multiple units) Unlimited LED units can be networked together using this method.
 
Includes: Terrarium Mounting Brackets | Aquarium Side Brackets | Hanging Hardware | Remote Control | Detailed Instructions
Additional Data: 7,000LM | 6500K | 50,000 Hour Rated LED Life | Click For PAR Graph
Dimensions: 12.8in Wide, 6.3in Deep, 2.6in Tall (Not including removable legs)
 
$385.00/ea
 
NEHERP Note
These advanced LED units perform better than any lighting solution we've ever tested. This is the best type of LED carried by NEHERP, and in our opinion, the best illumination option for tall vivariums. In our experience, Neoregelias can change from solid green to fully colored up hues within 3 weeks, and other types of plant growth is absolutely explosive. This is a serious option for serious enthusiasts, as well as commercial institutions like Zoos & Nature Centers. We recommend the Jungle Hobbies Advanced LED unit for enclosures 24-48in tall, and up to 24in wide.
 
 

Jungle Hobbies Advanced LED - Double

An extremely powerful & completely customizable vivarium light source

Jungle Hobbies Advanced LED - Double     Jungle Hobbies Advanced LED - Double
This light is packed with features that will satisfy the most discriminating gadget loving vivarium/aquarium hobbyist. This ultra-high end LED unit easily simulates different lighting conditions throughout the day with full control over light intensity and timing. Each of the 5 modes (Dawn, Sunrise, Day, Sunset, and Night) are individually scheduled & fully adjustable to create a custom-tailored lighting solution for any desired condition.
 
Control all function of the light with the included multi-function remote. Switch between lighting modes. Interrupt the daily program and hit Day setting while you do maintenance. Program all the modes with a touch of a button. Kick on the lightning mode and turn your vivarium or aquarium into a stormy frenzy. The frequency of the lightning can be sped up or slowed down too. Have you ever wanted to simulate natural movement of clouds in your vivarium/aquarium? Press COLOR on the remote and watch the light turn down intensity, color and brighten up, dim down as the clouds roll through in front of the sun. The simulated movement speed of the clouds can also be sped up or slowed down via the remote.
 
Jungle Hobbies LEDs are able to be linked together. Use standard computer networking cable to link multiple units together, to ensure everything stays on the exact same schedule. One LED unit will be assigned the "master" function, and all connected LED units will simply follow it's schedule. (No need to program multiple units) Unlimited LED units can be networked together using this method.
 
Includes: Terrarium Mounting Brackets | Aquarium Side Brackets | Hanging Hardware | Remote Control | Detailed Instructions
Additional Data: 14,000LM | 6500K | 50,000 Hour Rated LED Life | Click For PAR Graph
Dimensions: 34.5in Wide, 6.3in Deep, 2.6in Tall (Not including removable legs)
 
$699.99/ea
Special: $679.99
Please allow up to 7 days for this prouct to ship (Special pre-order price!)
 
NEHERP Note
Take everything great about the "Single" Jungle Hobbies LED, and double it for wider enclosures. These advanced LED units perform better than any lighting solution we've ever tested. This is the best type of LED carried by NEHERP, and in our opinion, the best illumination option for tall vivariums. In our experience, Neoregelias can change from solid green to fully colored up hues within 3 weeks, and other types of plant growth is absolutely explosive. This is a serious option for serious enthusiasts, as well as commercial institutions like Zoos & Nature Centers. We recommend the Jungle Hobbies Advanced LED unit for enclosures 24-48in tall, and up to 48in wide.
 
 

NEHERP Jungle Dawn Vivarium LEDs

The original, best selling, and most proven vivarium-specific mixed-spectrum LED bulb!

NEHERP Jungle Dawn Vivarium LED
The original vivarium LED bulb is now better than ever with a stronger 300-degree swiveling base, vented fixture body, and even brighter LED diodes! Jungle Dawn screw-in vivarium LED bulbs display colors accurately & grow plants with ease. The super-bright, mixed-color temperature LEDs provide an excellent lumen-per-watt ratio to brightly & accurately illuminate any vivarium. Jungle Dawn LEDs produce less heat than normal CFLs, while using less than half the electricity. All Jungle Dawn bulbs have a 300-degree swiveling base, to ensure the user can safely adjust the light straight down into the enclosure. Fits in all common horizontal screw-base terrarium fixtures (see fitment chart below for details). We have matching light fixtures available at guaranteed lowest prices on our fixture page. If you are looking to illuminate a vivarium based out of an Aquarium, Exo Terra, or Zoo Med Terrarium, we've got Jungle Dawn LEDs included in our discounted NEHERP Vivarium Lighting Kits, specially designed for specific enclosure sizes. :-) All Jungle Dawn LEDs carry a 1-year NEHERP backed warranty.
 
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Sorry, 17W and 22W models have been discontinued by the manufacturer!
 

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NEHERP Jungle Dawn LED Spotlight

An extremely high output solution, designed for growing plants in tall enclosures

 
Mega Jungle Dawn LED 40W High Output Vivarium LED Mega Jungle Dawn LED 40W High Output Vivarium LED Fixture
Jungle Dawn Mega Spot
Optional wire fixture
 
The Jungle Dawn LED Spotlight is our highest output LED, and has a ton of features often sought after for illuminating tall (over 28in) enclosures. Very high PAR, Lumen, and CRI ratings are paired with a 6500K color temperature to provide a natural looking solution to grow flora in even very tall enclosures. Unique features include diodes with 60º focused lenses, an internal cooling fan, an efficient aluminum heat sink, and a 40,000-hour rated life. Compatible with most standard-bulb dome style fixtures, this is an incredibly versatile bulb, and the best priced option for many taller enclosures. Jungle Dawn Mega Spot dimensions: 5in tall, 3.75in across. Wire light fixture dimensions: 8in tall, 5 1/8in across, with a 36in cord.
 
We recommend this bulb for enclosures 28in tall & higher, as it's incredibly high output can over-power shorter enclosures. Common applications include the 24x18x36 and 36x18x36 Exo Terra Terrariums, as well as a variety of tall aquarium sizes. Our specially selected compact wire light fixture allows for plenty of air flow, and is an ideal solution for this bulb. More traditional dome housings in raised or suspended fixtures are also acceptable, but be sure to allow airflow to reach the bulb.
 
 
$69.99/ea
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Plant Growth Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Generic, inexpensive bulbs appropriate for illuminating a vivarium or very small grow area

Generic Plant Growth Bulb
These super inexpensive bulbs are perfect for growing plants in smaller vivariums & terrariums. These can be used in just about any common fixture with an appropriate wattage rating. We use these on a few of our vivariums at the store and in our breeding facility. Depending on the brand available to us at the time, color temp ranges from 5000K-6000K, which provides an ideal spectrum for viewing & plant growth. Available in 13W for enclosures 13" & shorter, 18W for enclosures 13-18" high, and 23W for enclosures up to 24" high. The super inexpensive 13W bulbs give off very little heat, which is great for when you want to keep temps down in your vivarium during summer months.
 
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Plant Growth Compact Fluorescent 32W (160W Equivalent) Bulb

High output horticultural bulbs for use in any compatible deep dome fixture

Horticultural Plant Growth 32W CFL Horticultural Plant Growth 32W CFL
These horticultural 32 watt bulbs are equivalent to 160W incandescent bulbs, and come with a perfect 6400K color spectrum for growing plants in a vivarium setting. Excellent for use in the horticultural hobby, as well as for larger vivariums. Rated to produce a whopping 1800+ lumens (our brightest screw-in bulb) and last an average of 10,000 hours. Fits any light fixture with a standard (E27) base. Requires a deep dome fixture to prevent the bulb from sticking out of smaller clamp lamp style fixtures. UL Listed. We'd recommend these for enclosures 22-26in tall.
 
$9.99/ea 32W 6400K CFL
 

Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs

Highest quality agricultural 6400K plant growth bulbs

Agricultural Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs
T5 replacement tubes offer HO light output at a great price. Daylight 6400k full spectrum light, rated for 20,000 hours of life, and compatible for all T5HO fixtures we offer. 54W rated 5000 initial lumens per tube, 24W rated 2000 initial lumens per tube. Volume discounts available for full cases of 20qty.
 
Not sure if these T5HOs will work for your vivarium?
 
Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs
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Value Grow LEDs

A super bright, economical, alternative vivarium LED bulb

 
Value Grow LEDs
 
On client request, we've brought back a greatly improved version of our original discount LED bulbs! Compared to our old V1 Value Grow LEDs, these produce nearly double the illuminance numbers at 12in away, while operating at the same overall temperature. These are a less expensive, single-color temperature version of the other brand of screw-in LEDs we carry, and are recommended for those who are building vivariums on a budget. Our Value Grow bulbs produce full spectrum 6400K light and offer reliable plant growth, while keeping things cooler than equivalent CFL bulbs. In our tests, these LEDs out-performed a SMD5050 "Square Diode" generic screw-in LED by over 50%, and meter roughly 4800+Lux & ~48µMol/S at 12in away. Each LED unit comes with a 1 year NEHERP-backed replacement guarantee.
 

Fitment Information:

Exo Terra: Value Grow LEDs fit perfectly in each size of the Exo Terra Compact Top.
Zoo Med 12in Hood: Value Grow LEDs fit perfectly in the 12in Zoo Med Hood.
Zoo Med 18in Hood: Value Grow LEDs are incompatible with 18in Zoo Med hoods.
Side Mount Fixture: Each size of Value Grow LED fits perfectly in our DIY-friendly side-mount fixtures.
 
Please remove the metal reflectors in any hood style, for the longest life of these & all screw-in LED bulbs!
 
 
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NEHERP Note
These are a great option for hobbyists on a tight budget. The primary difference between Value Grow & our other name brand of LED is the mixed color spectrum. The less expensive Value Grow LEDs are a solid 6400K, while the higher-end Jungle Dawn brand has a mixed spectrum to produce a slightly warmer look. Still, the price difference of these generic style LEDs can go a long way for some builds, especially for when multiple bulbs will be necessary to get the job done.
 
 
 

Value Grow Spotlight LEDs

A mega-bright, high output LED spotlight for tall enclosures

 
Value Grow Spotlight LEDs Mega Jungle Dawn LED 40W High Output Vivarium LED Fixture
Value Grow Spotlight - Side & Bottom Views
 
Optional Wire Fixture
 
Our Value Grow super high output grow light LEDs were originally selected for use in our indoor grow rooms, but their through-the-roof performance & statistics encouraged us to begin offering them on the site. We've been using Value Grow Spotlights in tests at NEHERP since 2014, and we're excited to finally make them available. Value Grow Vivarium LED Spotlights are a blindingly bright lighting solution we recommend only for enclosures measuring 25in & taller. In our tests, these 6000K spotlights metered over 525µMol/S of PAR light, and 44,500lux at 12in away. Value Grow Spotlights have optic lenses which focus the beam of light to a very tight 60° angle, in an effort to ensure plenty of light can penetrate through even the tallest enclosures. These are an appropriate choice for enclosures over 25in tall, but are too bright for us to recommend using them for anything shorter. We highly recommend pairing this bulb with the NEHERP Wire Cage Fixture, available in the drop down menu below. Manufacturer rated 30W driver, 36W chipset. Each LED unit comes with a 1 year NEHERP-backed replacement guarantee.
 
 

Fitment Information:

For use in "open" or wire cage style fixtures only. Not suggested for use in "closed" or dome style fixtures.
Discounted wire fixtures available in the drop-down menu below.
 
 
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Zoo Med Reptisun LEDs

Zoo Med's focused-optic LED lighting solution

Zoo Med Reptisun LED
Energy efficient LED Terrarium lighting with a low profile design! Unique modular design allows for replacing or swapping out LED panels. These hoods feature adjustable rails allowing them to fit a variety of tank sizes. The hood can also be suspended using the included stainless steel aircraft cable suspension kit. Provide bright, beautiful light for your reptile or amphibian while promoting your animal's natural behaviors and terrarium plant growth. Added 620 nm Red LEDs stimulate live plant growth, and 465 nm Blue LED simulates nighttime "Lunar Effect" lighting. LEDs feature a 20,000 hour life range!
 
Specifications:
    7in Wide Fixture | 1 LED Module   | 5W Total  | Suggested For 9-13in Wide Enclosures
     16in Wide Fixture | 2 LED Modules | 10W Total | Suggested For 18-26in Wide Enclosures
 
NEHERP Note
These Reptisun LEDs are a competitively priced high output alternative to many other linear LED solutions in this cost range. With slightly focused optics over each white LED diode, it helps project the light further into the enclosure. We recommend the Reptisun LED for illuminating vivariums up to 13" tall, and about as wide as the fixture itself. If you are looking to illuminate a taller enclosure, the Reptisun UVB model (below) offers all these benefits, plus an incredibly bright T5HO bulb. As far as NEHERP's availability goes, these are slightly brighter than Current Satellite Plus LEDs and run at about the same cool temperature, but not as bright as the slightly hotter Jungle Dawn LEDs.
 
Not sure if the Zoo Med LED will work for your vivarium?
 
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Zoo Med Reptisun UVB LEDs

All the features of Zoo Med's Reptisun LEDs, plus a super-bright T5HO UVB tube

Zoo Med Reptisun LED UVB
Zoo Med's New ReptiSun LED UVB Terrarium Hood combines energy efficient, brilliant LED lighting with our long-time trusted ReptiSun UVB Lamp. In addition to the 6500K LEDs, red plant growth LEDs, and blue Lunar LEDs, this hood houses a High Output T5HO UVB Lamp. The hood features a highly polished curved reflector for maximum efficiency and UVB penetration. This is an ideal light fixture for large terrariums, planted terrariums, and any species that benefits from UVB exposure and bright, visible light. Each unit includes a Zoo Med ReptiSun 5.0 UVB at no additional cost. Added 620 nm Red LEDs stimulate live plant growth, and 465 nm Blue LED simulates nighttime "Lunar Effect" lighting. LEDs feature a 20,000 hour life range!
 
NEHERP Note
A significantly higher-output option than the standard Reptisun LED unit, thanks to the added T5HO bulb. An excellent solution for those building taller enclosures, or enclosures for species requiring UVB lighting. The T5HO bulb produces a lot of visible light, however with that benefit also comes considerably more heat. Considering the price includes both white LEDs, plant boosting 620nm & 465nm plant growth LEDs, and an incredibly bright T5HO, these are a great all-around option for many types of vivariums.
 
Not sure if the Zoo Med UVB LED will work for your vivarium?
 
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Frequently Asked Vivarium Lighting Questions

 
Q: How do I know which to choose to illuminate my vivarium?
A: There are two ways to go about this... The most complete way would be to read through our comprehensive Vivarium Lighting 101 article, which will explain pretty much all the basics you'll need to know in order to make an educated decision. Otherwise, each of the vivarium appropriate lighting solutions we offer has a pull-down chart with vivarium sizes which are appropriate for that specific type of lighting. If you'd like to see all the options for your specific enclosure type, there's a full chart with every type of lighting we offer on the bottom of this page. If all else fails, email us! We're always happy to help with specific vivarium questions. :-)
 
Q: I saw a high "8,000-10,000K+" rated bulb for X enclosures on X website... It'll work, right?
A: Bulbs in that range may have the ability to grow plants, but it will likely look less natural than the 5000-6700K range we recommend. Kelvin is a measurement of color temperature, so higher is not better in this case. Learn more in Vivarium Lighting 101.
 
Q: Why aren't there UVB lights in this section?
A: Deciding on whether or not to use UVB bulbs depends entirely on the inhabitant species, as vivarium environments (plants, microfauna, etc) do not require UVB lighting. If the inhabitant species you are working with requires (or will benefit from) UVB lighting, use it! If not, using non-UVB horticultural plant growth bulbs will save a pretty penny, and have the same (or slightly better) results when growing plants. If you aren't sure if your inhabitant species requires UVB, check out the Zoo Med & Exo Terra charts on our UVB bulb page.
 
Q: Why are there no heat bulbs in this section?
A: If you need to heat your live vivarium, doing so with heat-emitting bulbs will be tricky unless you are working with very dry-tolerant plants, or with a larger enclosure. Although heat bulbs will quickly boost temperatures within the enclosure, it'll also dry out the air & plants within. Most temperate or tropical vivariums are built to house plants & inhabitants at roughly 70% relative humidity or above. While daytime drops down into the mid 60% R/H ranges are tolerated, placing heat lamps over a screen top will very quickly drop it down into the low 50s (and lower). This will have drastic effects on most of the common vivarium plants used in the hobby, and can also negatively affect microfauna populations. Heat can be more controlled more easily without disturbing humidity by using partial glass tops to cover some of the screen vented top, and keep heat from escaping the enclosure. Adjusting the ventilation larger/smaller will effectively lower/raise humidity and heat within the enclosure. If additional heat is necessary (common if ambient room temperature is cool), increasing the overall temperature of an enclosure is usually as simple as warming the water table in the drainage layer using head pads or heat cables.
 

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