Avian Lighting

Specialist lighting for birds, providing the optimal levels of UV to ensure they remain in the best physical and mental health.

The importance of UV lighting to Birds

The world of the bird takes place in a light environment and exposure to natural sunlight whether direct or filtered through clouds or leaves, is essential for the wellbeing of birds. Sunlight is made up of light of differing wavelengths and each of the component parts has a role to play in the visual and metabolic health of birds. Birds kept in outdoor aviaries, or exposed to regular periods of unfiltered sunlight will receive the benefits of sunshine and should not require any additional lighting. For those pet birds, primarily but not exclusively parrots, kept indoors failure to receive adequate levels of unfiltered sunshine can lead to both physiological and psychological disease.

 

Providing your UV Lighting

Choose a bulb specifically designed for Birds so as to have the correct ratios of wavelengths that your bird needs and a suitable refresh/flicker rate. Incandescent bulbs, including neodymium types do not emit UV and thus are not suitable for birds. Lamps high in UVB, such as reptile lamps, can cause cataracts, and should be avoided for bird use. Aquarium lamps do not offer the correct red blue ratio, and again should be avoided

UV Flood Light

Arcadia Lighting

The highly regarded Arcadia avian lights use special UV emitting phosphors to replicate the spectral pattern of sunlight with 12% of the total light output emitted as UV-A and 2.4% UV-B

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