Heating & Lighting

Pet City offers a range of UV lights, heating lights, heating pads and UVB lights for reptiles. Broad-spectrum lights are great for planted terrariums and paludariums. Although they are not a great source of UVB that reptiles need, they emit UVA, which is also beneficial for reptiles and amphibians. Heating lamps maintain the temperature in a reptile tank so that your naturally cold-blooded companions do not become hypothermic. A combination of heating lamps and UV lighting ensures the reptile‚Äôs immune system functions properly, and it does not become prone to secondary infections. At Pet City, you can find all the accessories needed for your reptile tank and more. 

 

Arcadia reptile heating & lighting is back in stock

 




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Reptile One Dual Sensor LCD Thermometer

REG $19.95 $15.96

VIP $18.45 $14.76

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Reptile One Internal Heat Lamp Holder

REG $10.95 $8.76

VIP $9.95 $7.96

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Eco Tech Dual Dimming Digital Thermostat

REG $164.95 $131.96

VIP $149.95 $119.96

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Radiant Infrared Heat Globe 75w

REG $41.95 $33.56

VIP $37.95 $30.36

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Reptile One Heat Mat 14w

REG $34.95 $27.96

VIP $31.95 $25.56

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Aqua One Electric Thermometer ST-3 (Reptile)

REG $14.95 $11.96

VIP $13.95 $11.16

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Reptile Light Cover Mesh with Fittings XL Round Black
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Reptile One Heat Mat 5w

REG $23.95 $19.16

VIP $21.95 $17.56

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Exo Terra Digital Thermometer

REG $23.95 $19.16

VIP $21.95 $17.56

Exo Terra UVB100 5.0 13W

REG $44.95

VIP $40.95

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Radiant Infrared Heat Globe 50w

REG $39.95 $31.96

VIP $36.95 $29.56

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Reptile One Heat Mat 7w

REG $32.95 $26.36

VIP $29.95 $23.96

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Reptile One Thermometer & Hydrometer External

REG $17.95 $14.36

VIP $16.45 $13.16

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Arcadia Reptile Deep Heat Projector 80W

REG $79.95 $63.96

VIP $72.95 $58.36

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Arcadia Reptile Solar Basking Floodlight 75w

REG $13.95 $11.16

VIP $12.95 $10.36

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Ceramic Heat Lamp Socket E27 with Reflector 150w

REG $50.95 $40.76

VIP $45.95 $36.76

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Exo Terra Clamp Lamp Glow Light Medium

REG $69.95 $55.96

VIP $63.95 $51.16

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Exo Terra Intense Basking Spot Lamp 75w

REG $19.95 $15.96

VIP $18.45 $14.76

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Radiant Infrared Heat Globe 100w

REG $45.95 $36.76

VIP $41.95 $33.56

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Reptile Heat Cord 4 Meter 15w URS

REG $35.95 $28.76

VIP $32.35 $25.88

 

Reptile Heating & Lighting

Reptiles are Ectothermic, which means they rely on their environment to regulate their body temperature. Nearly every facet of their behaviour is controlled by the heat and light of their environment, thus making it absolutely vital that the appropriate options for their species is provided.

Reptile Heating: There are many different ways you can provide heating to your reptile or amphibian, including heat lights, non-light emitting heaters, and mats. Your chosen heat source should always be connected to a thermostat for the best control of the heating inside your pet's enclosure. We recommend the use of Infrared Heaters as the primary source of heating for your reptile as these often have the best heat output, however the chosen source of heating really depends on your species and type of enclosure. You can find more information on reptile heating by reading this great article on Reptile Heating & Hibernation.

Reptile Lighting: UVB is absolutely essential to your reptile's health; and it's not to be confused or substituted with the other types of UV. There are three types of UV: UVA, UVB & UVC. UVB lights can be produced from two different lights; light tubes and compact light bulbs - most heat lights do not produce UVB. Light tubes are suitable for most reptile enclosures, while the compact lights are ideal for small enclosures during the hatchling or juvenile phase. Click here for more detailed information: Why is lighting so imprtant for your reptile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do reptiles need UV lights?

Unless you place your reptile outside in direct sunlight for at least 20 minutes a day, UV lights are needed. There are three types of UV light: UVA, UVB, and UVC. Your reptile needs both UVA and UVB light to survive. UVC is a harmful form of radiation that can lead to cancer. UVA stimulates normal body functions such as appetite and UVB helps reptiles generate vitamin D, which is linked to calcium metabolism. Without calcium, reptiles can develop metabolic bone disease.

Do reptiles need light at night?

Reptiles require a day and night routine to set their circadian rhythms. Their days should be light and their nights dark. A dim-coloured bulb during nighttime will suffice in mimicking the reptiles light to dark ratio in their natural habitat. In a bio-active reptile enclosure, Broad Spectrum Lights can prove beneficial to your reptile.

How do you heat a reptile tank?

Reptile tanks can be heated with a variety of heating appliances. Radiant heat lamps are among the most common ways to heat a reptile tank but there are also heating pads, heat emitters, temperature monitors, and other heating accessories you can get for your reptile tank.

 



We Recommend

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Reptile One Internal Heat Lamp Holder

REG $10.95 $8.76

VIP $9.95 $7.96

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Ceramic Heat Lamp Socket E27 with Reflector 150w

REG $50.95 $40.76

VIP $45.95 $36.76

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URS Red Heat Light 100w

REG $13.95 $8.37

VIP $12.55 $7.53

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Reptile One Dual Sensor LCD Thermometer

REG $19.95 $15.96

VIP $18.45 $14.76