WHAT IS FERGUSON ZONE?
We want to change the way the reptile industry looks at the provision of UVB and UVA for our reptiles. This is the brave idea that we wanted to implement for a while, and the launch of our new generation of T8 and T5 fluorescent lamps has given us the opportunity to take our vision over onto the packaging for our UV products. This way of thinking has evolved because Reptile Systems, although quite a relatively new brand, has allowed us to start afresh with our approach to the way we display the amount of ultraviolet (UV) on our packaging. Packaging for UV lamps, so far, has been straight forward, and normally has the word daylight, forest or desert followed with a percentage.
Reptile keepers have been purchasing lamps, based on this quoted percentage, for many years, with less than 2.5% being daylight, 5% or 6%forest and 10% or 12% desert. What does this percentage mean? It relates to the amount of UVB phosphors in the lamps, so typically quoted values would be 10% UVB, 30% UVA and the rest would be made up of a blend of visible light read more