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Led lights

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by AIRGID, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. AIRGID

    AIRGID Arachnopeon

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    So got me a nice wee terrarium size 26.5cm x 52cm x 20cm (inch: 11x20x8 for the non metric peeps) and use mainly a heating mat to keep the temperature up. No scorp in there yet. Want to make sure the environment is properly set-up and capable of maintaining a stable temp before I introduce any critter to it.

    Since the tank is standing away from windows I wanted to have a lamp with timer in order to mimic a more natural daylight cycle (outside the tank). Since UV lamps are a no-go, and extra heat is not needed (don't like heat lamps anyways) I was wondering if LED lights would work.

    I have no idea whether they are harmful or not. But they would provide a chance for more natural colour schemes than a normal lamp.

    Any tips and feedback are more than welcome.
     
  2. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnopeon

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    Hi,
    The best way forward if no additional heating is required is a Compact Fluorescent lamp NATURAL DAYLIGHT or VISON only. They are only 15 - 25 watt ( NO HEAT ) They are the ones that look like a corkscrew and are non UV.
     
  3. AIRGID

    AIRGID Arachnopeon

  4. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    Most lights will cause scorpions a lot of stress. stick to ceramic bulbs or infrared
     
  5. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnopeon

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    ArachnoDrew,
    Read original posting before adding comments.
     
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  6. ArachnoDrew

    ArachnoDrew Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    SMH LOL yes LED is not good better?