Lucky Reptile Bright Sun Set 35w Desert & PRO Ballast

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Lucky Reptile Bright Sun Set 35w Desert & PRO Ballast

Product Code: LLB235

Lucky Reptile Bright Sun Set 35w Desert & PRO Ballast

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The Bright Sun Sets include PRO Ballast, Thermo Socket PRO with plug-in and Bright Sun lighting. Due to a plug connection, socket and ballast can be connected very easily, so you have got a ready for use, high-quality lighting for your vivarium.

The Bright Sun UV is a revolutionary new UV lamp that offers light, heat and UV in one lamp at low wattages.

A Bright Sun UV Desert 70W offers heat and UV output comparable to a 160W mercury vapour based UV lamp but its light output is 5 times higher! This is especially important as it was impossible till now to recreate natural lighting conditions inside a terrarium. In nature a light intensity of 100.000 lux and more exists on a sunny day. Especially with desert species a high light intensity is beneficial for the well-being and will influence activity and colours of the animals. While the Bright Sun UV Desert 70W still cannot match the power of the sun with 60.000 lux at 30 cm, it is far ahead of mercury vapour UV lamps (approx. 10.000 lux), fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps.

The base for this high light output is the energy efficiency of the lamp. Most of the energy is converted into light while with incandescent lamps 95% of the input power is turned into heat. The low heat loss of the Bright Sun lamps allow the use even in small vivariums. An effective reflector construction ensures that almost all created heat is concentrated inside the light focus. The lamp is therefore able to create warm basking areas.

The spectrum of the lamp is optimized for desert reptiles. Research and tests have shown that reptiles from desert regions prefer a daylight spectrum with a colour temperature of 6000K. This is achieved by the Bright Sun UV Desert. In combination with its heat, UV output and high light intensity the Bright Sun UV is practically a small sun for vivariums.

Average life is 6000h, we recommend changing lamps yearly though to provide always the best lighting possible to the animals as the spectrum will change over time. This is typical for metal halide technology and also dependent on the type of ballast used. Also UV and light output will continually decrease over time.

The Bright Control PRO is an electronic ballast designed for optimal use with the Bright Sun UV lamps.

An electronic ballast should be preferred over an electromagnetic ballast as it is more efficient and increases the lamp life. It ensures a smoother operation and increases the effectiveness of the lamp. The spectrum of metal halide lamps will stay fairly constant during its life cycle when using electronic ballasts. Metal halide lamps that are used with an electromagnetic ballasts normally show significant changes in their spectrum especially at their end of life. Only an electronic ballast like the Bright Control PRO can ensure the best light quality.

In addition the Bright Control PRO will automatically shut off broken or not igniting lamps for safety reasons.