“The Arcadia Reptile JungleDawn-LED bar is sleek, bold, powerful, able to deliver the energy needed to allow plants to grow, and to cause active basking in Arid species by increasing visible light levels in terraria and vivaria. This clever system uses the very latest ‘Full-Spectrum High Output’ LED diodes to project up to a massive 141 lumens per watt. Place one on top of a mesh or fit it inside of an enclosure, wherever you decide to use yours, JungleDawn-LED Bar will provide high levels of quality, energy rich light.
Using a specifically designed mix of Full-spectrum, High Output LEDs we have created an LED bar that can project a vast quantity of light with a very high PAR value. JungleDawn-LED Bar projects a Full-Spectrum of light that mimics visible natural sunlight (6200kelvin), along the ‘Photosynthetic Active Response Curve’ but without using PAR limiting separate red and blue diodes. As such the JungleDawn-Pro fitting has a high PAR, a high percentage of PUR, a high CRI and no unnatural ‘purple hue’
Arcadia JungleDawn-LED Bar can be easily linked together to form a chain of up to 10 units. It can also be linked with Arcadia Reptile ‘ProT5’ UV-B systems, reducing the number of wall sockets required per enclosure. Each Unit arrives with a power cable with integrated switch, fittings kit to allow you to fit this bar inside of a vivarium and with a ‘Link’ cable. JungleDawn-LED Bar can be used with all standard ‘mesh top’ terrariums, 12”/30cm, 18”/45cm, 24”/60cm, 36”/90cm wide.
Arcadia Reptile JungleDawn-LED Bar uses a ‘triple track’ LED configuration with a high degree of built in internal protection. JungleDawn-LED Bar will project a very wide, even and usable ‘flood’ of energy rich illumination, removing the risks associated with ‘point source’ LED lamps. This LED system will both increase visible light levels for terrestrial baskers and provide the energy that is required by plants to grow. JungleDawn-LED Bar creates a vast quantity of light, greatly reducing the need to use large numbers of plant growth fluorescent lamps.
Plants need access to the correct quantity of energy and within the correct light spectrum to be able to replace the cells that are either damaged or die off naturally each day. If we under-energise a plant we reduce its ability to create cells through photosynthesis, limiting growth. Typically plants that lack the energy will display discoloured leaves and have a tendency to ‘bolt’ as they grow quickly upwards to be closer to a light source. Healthy plants display good colour, strong root networks and grow at a moderate pace, evenly.
PAR (photosynthetic Active Radiation) is the measurement used to quantify and describe the amount of energy that is produced by a light source. PAR levels are increased by two elements within lighting and these are;
1. Quantity of light (Lumen/lux),
2. Accuracy of the spectrum.
If a lamp produces light within a spectrum that is close to that of natural sunlight and has a high quantity (lumen output) it will have a high level of PAR. The higher the PAR the more energy there is to cause photosynthesis.