Aviary Bird Lighting Home / Aviary Birds / Aviary Bird Lighting / AR Compact Bird Lamp, 20W ES AR Compact Bird Lamp, 20W ES AR Compact Bird Lamp, 20W ES £21.99 Add to your Wish List Information Compact light bulb designed to imitate natural sunlight, great for pet birds. This Compact Fluorescent Bird Lamp emits as much UV as a full length fluorescent tube and is ideal where space is at a premium or if a fluorescent tube won`t look `right`. It will fit in any ordinary light fitting and although it`s only 20w it shines as brightly as an ordinary 100w bulb and will give your bird all the health benefits of natural sunlight. Providing the correct levels of UVB allows your bird to synthesize 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. Birds have specialized retinas that enable them to see UVA, helping them to recognize mates, locate food, and identify different species. Without UVA, birds are deprived of the full color spectrum they see in nature and are color blind. Unlock their world and let your bird see it in full color! 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 behaviors.