What is Full Spectrum lighting?
Concerning reptile and amphibian lighting, full spectrum lighting is simply a marketing ploy attempting to make the light source in question sound more balanced or complete than it really is. While full spectrum bulbs do emit light across many wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum, the light emitted is by no means balanced. While sunlight is considered full spectrum, the vast majority of bulbs advertised as full spectrum do not supply the same benefits of sunlight. When it comes to choosing correct lighting for reptiles and amphibians, consider full spectrum lighting as a sales gimmick and nothing more.