Lighting Combinations and Arcadia Deep Heat Projector

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Lighting Combinations and Arcadia Deep Heat Projector

Postby EverydayThor » Thu May 07, 2020 10:49 am

Hi guys!
I'm planning to build a new vivarium and I was wondering which combo makes the most sense:

- Halogen Floodlight PAR38 + T5 UVB + CHE for nighttime
- Arcadia Deep Heat Projector + T5 UVB
- Mercury Vapor Bulb + CHE

My current viv has a halogen basking light, a T5 UVB and a CHE for nighttime. I'd like to optimize and only use two lights and one thermostat for day and night.
It gets cold some times in winter (scratches around the 60F / 15C mark) so I guess I'll still stick with night time heat.

Does anyone have experience with Arcadia's DHP? It's not glowing red and is supposedly not affecting the day/night cycle. Can someone confirm that? In that case, I could run that with a thermostat with 2 settings to provide heat day and night with the DHP and light with the UVB?

Thanks a lot!
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