The Arcadia ShadeDweller 2.5% UV Lamp, 14W has been designed using the very latest in German lamp technology. A standard output T5 lamp that draws just 14 Watts but is over twice as bright as our 8W Shade Dweller Lamp. This increase in brightness or «lumen output» includes the whole spectrum of the lamp, even UV.
As such to hit the target UVI of 1.00 – 1.50 at 12”/30 to basking, this clever lamp only requires 2.5% UV-B within the total spectrum of the lamp.
So, if you were wondering why the ShadeDweller 8W lamp has 7% UV-B and Shade Dweller Max only 2.5% UV-B, to achieve a very similar result, then this is your answer, the lamp itself is more powerful over the whole spectrum of the lamp, so to reach optimal UVI at the target distance the % if UV-B is reduced, the resulting UVI, however, is very similar in both cases.
Shade Dweller Max is suitable for use with almost all species of the snake within their own UVI requirements and distance to basking. Shade Dweller Max is suitable for use with royal/ball pythons and other pythons species, corn snakes, king snakes, milk snakes, rat snakes and other colubrid’s, garter snakes, hognose snakes, Boas, mangrove snakes etc.