The Arcadia Bird ‘PureSun-Mini’ complete lighting system is an easy to use, modern and attractive Full-Spectrum + UV-B kit. This attractive kit will not only help to provide naturally for your pet bird, but it will also allow you to view your bird in the most natural way.
- Produces excellent natural colours and iridescence.
- 2.4% UVB and 12% UVA for optimal avian use.
- Improves feeding and breeding behaviour.
- Full spectrum.
This PureSun Mini Lighting Kit, made by the experts at Arcadia, comes with everything you need to provide full spectrum UV light for your smaller pet birds.
It also allows your bird to make their own Vitamin D3. Having optimum levels of Vitamin D3 helps keep your bird in good health. It is essential for proper calcium metabolism, for normal growth, maintenance of strong bones and egg production.
Your birds have specialised retinas that enable them to see colours in the UV spectrum, helping them to recognise mates, locate food, and identify different species. Without UVA, birds are deprived of the full colour spectrum they see in nature and are colour blind. Unlock their world and let your bird see it in full colour!
UVA is essential for the psychological health of your bird. Using lighting that emits UVA can also help to curb feather picking and other destructive behaviours. It also promotes singing in songbirds.
As always, this high-quality flicker free lamp is guaranteed to be UV potent for 12 whole months, based on usage of up to 12 hours per day.
After 12 months we recommend you replace the bulb - Pleae see product 828151
This kit comes with 8watt linear Arcadia Bird lamp 2.4% UV-B, highly polished UK made acrylic bracket, cable clips to keep the cable away from the bird and fittings kit.
Fitting: Ideal placement is no closer than 8” (20cm) above the head when seated at the topmost perch.
Length of wire (when fully stretched) Two metres
Fitting dimensions: 30h x 4d x 6cm (12h x 1 x 2.5".)
Energy Consumption: The unit uses an 8w lamp and draws 9kwh.
UVA & UVB
UVA is also essential for the psychological health of your bird. Using lighting that emits UVA can also help to curb feather picking and other destructive behaviours.
Correct level of UVB allows your bird to synthesise vitamin D3 in their skin, or through a special process involving the preening gland. Vitamin D3 is essential for proper calcium metabolism. This is necessary for normal growth, maintenance of strong bones and egg production.
Linking multiple units
PureSun-Mini bird lighting kits can even be linked up if you have more than one cage. Simply use the Mini Link Cable (optional product code CPSMINLC) to power one kit from another without having to find extra wall sockets.
The Arcadia Bird PureSun-Mini Bird lighting system can be easily linked or ‘daisy-chained’ from one kit to another. If you have more than one cage (up to 10 in 1 chain) you can use the optional ‘Link Cable’ (CPSMINLC) to power one kit from another without having to find another wall socket.
The Optional cable is 1.2m long and will allow you to place your cages apart at a safe distance should you wish to. PureSun-Mini can also be linked to our 54w High-output T5 ‘ProT5’ bird fitting.
If you have a pet bird or birds that are allowed time out of the cage and are inclined to chew, it is a good idea to invest in some extra slip over cable protection for all of the cables that supply the PureSun-Mini kit.
We have included some clips inside of the kit to help you keep power cables away from the bars. Please do take care to ensure that chewing birds are not able to reach power cables at any time.
Fitting Advice / Photo Period
The PureSun-Mini Bird lighting system has not only been designed to be pleasing to look at in the modern home, but to also supply the essential energy that is contained within light for birds in a safe and measured way.
Typically, PureSun-Mini should be fitted centrally over smaller cages and so that the acrylic arm is fully extended at the top of the cage. A perch should then be placed directly under the fitting so that when the bird is sitting upright within this ‘basking zone’ the birds head is 8-12” /20-30cm away from the lamp. This will be the ‘upper index basking zone’, or, the area in-which the bird can allow itself exposure to light where the UV Index is highest. The bird will then be able to easily navigate around the lower sections and sides of the cage in order to find a gentle gradient into shade. We call this ‘self-regulation’.
Many species of bird are able to climb onto the bars to become closer than the advised 8”/20cm. This is perfectly safe for short periods if the PureSun-Mini bird lighting kit is fully extended above the cage wire.
For larger/wider cages, PureSun-Mini can be fitted over either the left or right hand side of the cage. This will then provide the bird or birds access to an illuminated area and a horizontal gradient into shade.
Use plenty of natural perching so that your bird or birds can easily find places to rest and of course the quantity or ‘Index’ of ultra-violet that they require at that moment. Yep, birds are very clever you know, self-regulation comes very naturally to them.
After years of experience, we have found a typical ‘12/12’ hour per day period of illumination to be perfect. This will help set a natural day/night cycle and be long enough to allow your bird or birds to maintain the natural D3 cycle. Illuminated periods or the ‘Photoperiod’ can be safely manipulated by breeders who need to create a sense of season for the birds in order to allow natural reproduction. This is perfectly safe within the bounds of expert care and PureSun-Mini can be easily used to help with this. Birds should be given total darkness during the night, the use of a cover may be useful. Having access to total darkness is vital to the natural D3 cycle.