Fluorescent Vivarium Lighting

Inexpensive solutions to illuminate live vivariums

 
 

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All Viv Lighting

$3.99-$699.99
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Current USA LEDs

$69.99-$287.96
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Fluorescent Lighting

$3.99-$11.99
Jungle Dawn LEDs
Jungle Dawn LEDs

$27.99-$69.99
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Jungle Hobbies LEDs

$385.00-$699.99
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Value Grow LEDs

$22.49-$23.99
 
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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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Check out our Vivarium Lighting 101 article to learn about illuminating a vivarium, or jump straight to our Vivarium Lighting Kits to see what we'd recommend for your specific enclosure.
 
 

Plant Growth Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

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

Generic Plant Growth Bulb
Generic Photo: Actual bulb may vary
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-6400K, which provides an ideal spectrum for viewing & plant growth. Available in 13W for enclosures 13" & shorter, 18W for enclosures 13-18" high, 23W for enclosures up to 24" high, and 32W for horticultural or custom applications. The 13W, 18W, and 23W models fit all sizes of Exo Terra Compact Tops and Zoo Med Hoods. The ultra high output 32W CFL must be used in a suspended deep dome fixture due to it's size & considerable heat output.
 
Plant Growth CFLs are available at a discount in all Vivarium Lighting Kits for enclosures ranging from 8-24in tall!
 
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We haven't included the AgroSun Horticultural 32W CFL in the suggestions, since an (expensive) deep dome fixture and light stand would be necessary for using it. (One of our LED options will perform better for about the same price!) The 23W model is the best bang for your buck CFL, unless you've already got a deep dome & lamp stand lying around. :-)
 
 
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13W CFL 13W CFL 18W CFL 18W CFL 23W CFL 23W CFL 32W CFL 32W CFL
 
$3.99/ea
13W Model Suggested For Enclosures Under 13in Tall
800LM Rated - Low Heat
 
$3.99/ea
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13W Model Suggested For Enclosures Under 13in Tall
800LM Rated - Low Heat
 
$3.99/ea
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13W Model Suggested For Enclosures Under 13in Tall
800LM Rated - Low Heat
 
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$4.49/ea
18W Model Suggested For Enclosures 13-18in Tall
1000-1100LM Rated - Medium Heat
 
$4.49/ea
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18W Model Suggested For Enclosures 13-18in Tall
1000-1100LM Rated - Medium Heat
 
$4.49/ea
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18W Model Suggested For Enclosures 13-18in Tall
1000-1100LM Rated - Medium Heat
 
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$5.49/ea
23W Model Suggested For Enclosures 16-24in Tall
1400-1500LM Rated - High Heat
★ Our Best Selling CFL! ★  
$5.49/ea
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23W Model Suggested For Enclosures 16-24in Tall
1400-1500LM Rated - High Heat
★ Our Best Selling CFL! ★  
$5.49/ea
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23W Model Suggested For Enclosures 16-24in Tall
1400-1500LM Rated - High Heat
★ Our Best Selling CFL! ★  
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$11.99/ea
32W Model Suggested Horticulture & Custom Applications
1800LM+ Rated - Very High Heat
Agrosun Horticultural: Requires elevated fixture
$10.99/ea
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32W Model Suggested Horticulture & Custom Applications
1800LM+ Rated - Very High Heat
AgroSun Horticultural: Requires elevated fixture
$11.99/ea
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32W Model Suggested Horticulture & Custom Applications
1800LM+ Rated - Very High Heat
Agrosun Horticultural: Requires elevated fixture
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Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs

Highest quality agricultural 6400K plant growth bulbs

Agricultural Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs
T5HO replacement tubes offer plenty of light output at a great price. Daylight 6400k full spectrum light, rated for 20,000 hours of life, and compatible for all 24in & 48in T5HO fixtures we offer. These are the same great bulbs we've always carried, and the same T5HOs used in our Grow Rooms. (Visit gallery) With prices raising at our supplier, to keep our prices as low as they are, we've begun purchasing these in bulk direct from the manufacturer without the old glossy color retail boxes. The ideal bulb replacements for the Jump Start T5HO Fixtures & Zoo Med T5HO fixtures we carry. If you've bought plants from NEHERP, you've already seen what these bulbs can do! :-)
 
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$7.49/ea 24in T5HO
24in Model | ~22in Actual | 24 Watt | 2000LM | 6400K Daylight
$7.49/ea 24in T5HO
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$7.49/ea 24in T5HO
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24in Model | ~22in Actual | 24 Watt | 2000LM | 6400K Daylight
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$9.99/ea 48in T5HO
48in Model | ~46in Actual | 54 Watt | 5000LM | 6400K Daylight
$9.99/ea 48in T5HO
Sold Out! 48in Model | ~46in Actual | 54 Watt | 5000LM | 6400K Daylight
$9.99/ea 48in T5HO
ON SALE: $8.49/ea
48in Model | ~46in Actual | 54 Watt | 5000LM | 6400K Daylight
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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, we'd recommend checking out our Vivarium Lighting Kits! We've put together discounted kits for every common type of enclosure on the market using all the data found in our article.
 
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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