John Courteney-Smith MRSB, Head of Science and Innovation at Arcadia Reptile returns to the podcast! In this episode, John discusses the true definition of “bioactivity”, common myths and mistakes that are made with bioactive setups, and whether or not bioactivity is necessary or important. The second half of the discussion revolves around UV LED lighting. John shares what the latest science says about UV-producing LED bulbs, whether or not they are safe to use and potential problems generated through their use.

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https://www.youtube.com/user/arcadialighting/videos

www.lightyourreptiles.com/

https://www.reptilesrus.ca/

 

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EFFECTS OF A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE ON THE PRODUCTION OF CHOLECALCIFEROL AND ASSOCIATED BLOOD PARAMETERS IN THE BEARDED DRAGON ( POGONA VITTICEPS) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29297816/

LED Colors and Materials Chart https://www.circuitbread.com/tools/led-colors-and-materials-chart

Ultraviolet B Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Are More Efficient and Effective in Producing Vitamin D3 in Human Skin Compared to Natural Sunlight https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-11362-2

Evaluation of a Ultraviolet B Light Emitting Diode (LED) for Producing Vitamin D 3 in Human Skin https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32014913/

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