T5 Terrarium and Vivarium Lighting

T5 lighting is more efficient than standard T8 bulbs, and require a special fixture. T5s are narrower, but they produce considerably more light and heat, and consume more energy. I use T5 bulbs in my frog room, which can take advantage of the extra byproduct heat (it’s a basement in Michigan). Popular in the hydroponics industry, there are many different brands available – most of which are appropriate for use with the home vivarium.

For more information on vivarium lighting, be sure to check out the Josh’s Frogs blog on vivarium lighting entitled ‘Let There Be Light‘.