The ReptiSun LED UVB is an exciting new light from ZooMed being shown at Global Pet Expo for the first time. Despite being made for scaly pets of the terrestrial variety (reptiles), the combination of LED and T5 lighting technology is an exciting platform just begging to be reapplied to aquatic purposes.
ZooMed designed the Reptisun LED UVB to serve dual purposes in terrariums, the LEDs being there for illumination and supporting plant growth while the single high output T5 is designed to produce UV light for the well being of reptiles and amphibians, to stimulate Vitamin D production for healthy bones and shell. The simple design of the ReptiSun LED UVB is simple, but effective, and while it doesn’t include any kind of advanced controllability features, the slim and compact design should lend itself well to aquarium DIYers and adaptation.
The ReptiSun LED UVB is being shown off in five sizes between 14 & 48 inches long, and the eagle eyed readers will notice that the smallest model is equipped with a rare 12″ or foot long high output T5 lamp. The combination of bright fluorescent lighting and 12 full power LEDs per foot means that the ReptiSun LED UVB could lend itself extremely well to life as an aquarium fixture in the future; all it needs now is a perfect selection of color and power to create a light that our corals and us coral-keepers can truly love.