Best Terrarium Lighting

  • Super bright, energy-efficient and long-lasting LEDs...
  • Two lighting modes: White & Blue LEDs for daylight and Blue...
  • Adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 18...
  • Multiple colors and multiple lighting modes.This light is...
  • With extendable bracket to adjust the length to fit your...
  • Dedicated and professional power supply design, more...
  • (2 Pack) Zilla Reptile Habitat Lighting, Terrarium Heat Lamp...
  • 1 Package containing 2 Heat Lamps
  • Quality aluminum reflector dome provides focused heat and...
  • Dual lamp cap integration design,each can bear Max 150W(suit...
  • Solid and heat-resistant ceramics lamp cap ensure long time...
  • Two independent switch power lines for easy control...
  • Terrarium Light Day and Night Use: Capable of transmitting...
  • The reptile led light can be fixed on different sizes of the...
  • Touch-type light control switch can control light intensity...
  • Quality aluminum reflector dome provides focused heat and...
  • Mounting spring clip keeps dome in place, even when removing...
  • Uses energy saving mini halogen bulbs (sold separately)

The correct lighting of the terrarium is one of the most important prerequisites for the successful keeping and breeding of terrarium animals. The change-warm animals are strongly dependent on light. It stimulates reproduction and the natural behavior resting phases, digestion, food intake and activity depend on the intensity of light. It is imperative that the lighting be adapted to the needs of the animals. Terrarium inhabitants whose natural habitat is deserts continuously need a lot of UV light. Rainforest animals living in treetops or on the banks of rivers need little or no UV light. The need for UV light is therefore an important criterion when selecting terrarium lighting. As basic lighting for terrariums, lamps that emit a high proportion of UV light, lamps with low UV emission and models without UV emission are available

Our Top Terrarium Lighting Pick

NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 18 to 24 Inch, 11 Watts
  • Super bright, energy-efficient and long-lasting LEDs promotes healthy, vibrant growth of fish and aquatic plants, to produce brilliant lighting to your aquascape
  • Two lighting modes: White & Blue LEDs for daylight and Blue LEDs only for nightlight, created especially for freshwater aquariums
  • Adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 18 inches to 24 inches, Light Fixture: 16.2 in L x 4 in W, Light with Brackets Extend: 24 in L x 4 in W
  • Compatible with NICREW Single-channel timer and Single-channel timer Pro, gradually turn the light on to simulate sunrise, and to dim the light to simulate sunset
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it

Everything for animals: Terrarium Lighting Video Guide

When choosing lighting for the terrarium, it is essential to ensure that the composition is as similar as possible to natural daylight. Relevant comparison variables are colour rendering and colour temperature. The colour temperature is given in Kelvin (K). Cold white light with a higher proportion of violet, blue and green has a higher Kelvin value. In warm light with larger amounts of red and orange, the Kelvin value is lower. The Kelvin value of daylight varies between 4500 K and 6500 K. Colour rendering is measured using the Ra index on a scale with values from 0 to 100. The higher the Ra value, the better the colour rendering. The luminous flux is measured in lm (lumen). This information is required to measure luminous efficacy per watt in lumens and illuminance in lux. Illuminance is the luminous flux per square metre

For most terrarium animals, daily lighting for 12 to 14 hours is sufficient. It is not only the duration of the lighting that is important, but also the fact that the lighting is in keeping with both the summer-winter rhythm and the day-night rhythm of the area from which the animals originated. Animals, whose home is the area around the equator, are constantly illuminated for 12 hours per day. Living beings from local latitudes, on the other hand, must be illuminated 16 to 17 hours a day in summer and 8 to 9 hours a day in winter

Lighting for terrariums are offered in the following variants:

– Sunlight Reflector Lamps- High Pressure Mercury Vapor Lamps- Moonlight Simulation- Spotlighting- Fluorescent Tubes

Sunlight reflector spotlights, such as the Sunlight model from Hobby, are suitable for basic lighting. They imitate daylight with a full 4-colour spectrum

They are used as basic lighting in at least 80 cm high terrariums. They give off a high yield of bright, white light. Unlike a fluorescent tube, this variant also emits a lot of heat. They must therefore be operated in a ceramic socket. They must also be placed at a sufficient distance from the terrarium animals

This version simulates the moonlight. A moonlight simulation is the perfect lighting for terrariums where nocturnal animals live. These lamps emit only minimal heat and are therefore recommended for amphibian husbandry.

TOP 5 Terrarium Lighting Bestseller

NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 18 to 24 Inch, 11 Watts
  • Super bright, energy-efficient and long-lasting LEDs promotes healthy, vibrant growth of fish and aquatic plants, to produce brilliant lighting to your aquascape
  • Two lighting modes: White & Blue LEDs for daylight and Blue LEDs only for nightlight, created especially for freshwater aquariums
  • Adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 18 inches to 24 inches, Light Fixture: 16.2 in L x 4 in W, Light with Brackets Extend: 24 in L x 4 in W
  • Compatible with NICREW Single-channel timer and Single-channel timer Pro, gradually turn the light on to simulate sunrise, and to dim the light to simulate sunset
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
COODIA Aquarium Hood Lighting Color Changing Remote Controlled Dimmable LED Light for Aquarium/Fish Tank, 6W 36 LED's Extendable Upto 19.5 inches (for Fresh and Salt Water)
  • Multiple colors and multiple lighting modes.This light is beneficial to grow plants.
  • With extendable bracket to adjust the length to fit your fish tank,fits tank 30cm--50cm in length
  • Dedicated and professional power supply design, more energy-efficient,over 10000 hours lifespan
  • 2.4G remote technology is updated on July 15, no longer requests point the remote straight to the receiver. You can even control the light through a wall. High bright LEDs and dimmable with remote control
  • Easy to use, just put it on the top of fish tank and plug into the power. Ideal for freshwater and seawater
Zilla Reptile Habitat Lighting & Terrarium Heat Power Center, Digital
  • 24/7 Digital Timer allows for daily programming with on/off outlets as well as constant power outlets
  • 8 Total outlets - 4 daytime/nighttime alternating outlets and 4 constant power outlets
  • Easy-to-use digital programming and LCD display
  • Take complete control of habitat fixture on/off cycles with one power strip
  • Up to 1875 watts, 15 amps
REPTI ZOO Dual Reptile Light Fixture for Reptile Dome UVB Light Fixture Dual Lamp Cap Combo Integration Design Heat Lighting Lamp Kit
  • Dual lamp cap integration design,each can bear Max 150W(suit for :Reptile ceramic heat lamp, UVB UVA basking spot lamp,UVB lamp,daylight lamp,and nightlight lamp,Infrared Spot Lamp and so on)
  • Solid and heat-resistant ceramics lamp cap ensure long time use.
  • Two independent switch power lines for easy control separately lamp.The hanging hook easy to hang it with the lamp stand.
  • The top reserves radiating and ventilating holes to guarantee good heat dissipation effect,extend the life of the lamp in the dual light fixture.
  • Our REPTIZOO lamp fixture is ETL certified. Your 100% satisfaction is our goal ,if you have any question about our product,please contact us,we will reply and help you in 24 hours
REPTI ZOO Terrarium Light Day and Night Mode Reptile LED Light Hood for Reptile Terrarium White Light and Blue Light Fit for Different Pet Habits
  • Terrarium Light Day and Night Use: Capable of transmitting 6500K of natural white light for daytime and 465nm of blue light for night lighting, designed to meet the needs of different pet habits.
  • The reptile led light can be fixed on different sizes of the tanks with mesh cover or aquariums with extra holder.
  • Touch-type light control switch can control light intensity and brightness at different levels.
  • The led reptile light provides ultra-long life about 20000 hours.
  • The led terrarium light has memory function when power off.