Provide your birds with true
full spectrum light, including UVB and UVA, just like they get in
UVB & UVA?
UVB enables birds to synthesize Vitamin D3 for proper calcium
metabolism, which is necessary for normal growth, maintenance of strong
bones, and egg production. UVA is visible to birds, enabling them to
recognize mates, locate food, and identify different species. Without
UVA, birds are essentially colorblind!
Until recently, the needs of
birds with respect to lighting were not well understood. We now know
that birds benefit from UVB and UVA lighting.
Researchers have found that most birds benefit from UVB. Exposure to
UVB allows birds to synthesize Vitamin D3 in their skin, or through a
special process involving the preen gland. Vitamin D3 is essential for
proper calcium metabolism. This is necessary for normal growth,
maintenance of strong bones, and egg production.
and "Visible Light": Birds
have specialized retinas that enable them to see UVA, helping them to
recognize mates, locate food, and identify different species. Using
lighting that emits UVA can help curb feather picking and other
destructive behaviors. Without UVA, birds are deprived of the full
color spectrum they see in nature and are colorblind! UVA is necessary
for the psychological health of your bird.
Don't compromise your birds'
health, give them Zoo Med's AvianSun lighting today!
Read and save all safety
instructions before operating lamp fixture.
Designed for use with
compact fluorescent lamps up to 26 Watts. Do not use with any other
type of lamp.
Do not splice, repair, or
Do not use in wet
conditions. Use indoors only.
Fully insert plug.
Unplug when not in use.
Fully extend cord before
Do not cover with blankets,
rugs, or any other material.
Keep children and pets
(other than your birds according to the enclosed instructions) away
Do not allow birds to chew
on cord or perch on fixture.
Do not use damaged cord set
- inspect periodically.
Do not exceed electrical
Polarized: This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended
to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit
fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify the plug in any way.
Upper Pole (Plastic bushing on one end)
Lamp Fixture/Arm Assembly
Lamp Reflector Housing
Remove weighted base and
place on floor.
Remove the two poles and
tightly screw the lower pole (threaded at both ends) onto the weighted
Next, tightly screw the
upper pole onto the lower pole.
Loosen the set screw located
near the top of the upper pole just below the plastic bushing (this
screw locks the lamp fixture/arm assembly to the upper pole).
Insert the base of the arm
assembly into the plastic bushing on the upper pole.
Attach the lamp reflector
housing to the lamp fixture by lining up the raised bump on the inside
of the housing with one of the two tabs on the lamp fixture. The lamp
reflector housing will "snap" into place in the groove on the lamp
fixture when properly attached. DO
NOT FORCE .
Secure power cord to poles
using plastic clip (included).
Make sure that the floor lamp fixture is unplugged prior to screwing
the lamp into the socket. Screw the compact fluorescent lamp completely
into the socket. Read Safety Instructions prior to operating your new
Place the floor lamp fixture
next to your bird's cage or perch. Position the lamp reflector housing
so that it is 12"-18" from your bird. For birds on open perches (not in
a cage), make sure that your bird does not attempt to perch on the
fixture or chew on the power cord. If the power cord becomes damaged,
unplug and discontinue use.
Turn on lamp and allow lamp to
warm up (about 30 minutes). For birds from arid regions that receive
significant sunlight exposure (i.e. African Grey Parrots), position the
lamp 12" from the bird's normal perch location. For birds that receive
less sunlight in nature, the lamp can be positioned 18" from the perch.
The lamp should only be used during the daytime to provide your bird
with the correct photoperiod.
ON LAMP BURN-IN:
Compact fluorescent lamps have a "burn-in" period when the light and
UVB output is at its greatest. For your AvianSun 5.0 Compact
Fluorescent Lamp, this period lasts about two weeks when the lamp is
used to provide a normal photo period or day/night cycle at 10 to 12
hours per day (150 hours of use). Refer to the following chart for
recommended distances during and after the burn period. Zoo Med's
AvianSun Deluxe Floor Lamp is fully adjustable enabling you to easily
adjust the distance of the lamp to your bird's cage.
18-20" (46-51 cm)
12-14" (30-36 cm)
*NOTES ON OPERATING RANGE:
*The Recommended Distance refers to the distance from the lamp to your
bird's perch. The lamp should be placed directly overhead of your bird.
place the lamp on the side of the cage causing your bird to stare into
the lamp. WARNING:
DO NOT place the lamp closer to your bird than the recommended
distances listed above as eye damage may occur.
TO REPLACE YOUR LAMP:
Your lamp will provide beneficial UVA and UVB for a period of 12
months. After 12 months, the lamp should be replaced with a new
AvianSun 5.0 Compact Fluorescent Lamp. Before you turn on your lamp for
the first time, date the base of the lamp to remind yourself when to