Lighting for your aquariums and terrariums are very important. Plants, fish, amphibians, reptiles all need sunlight to thrive. Plants use sunlight for photosynthesis, while the animals use sunlight to guide their body clocks. Thus, if you bring in these living things indoors and make them your pets, you need to make sure that they get enough light from lamps especially designed to simulate sunlight.
Of course, with so many devices needed to run terrariums
and aquariums, you may want to use just one or two full-powered lamps and use compact bulbs as additional light sources. Too many full-powered lamps are very inconvenient in terms of wires and sockets. Compact bulbs, on the other hand, only have a couple of prongs which can fit neatly into sockets with no need for additional wires.
However, if you have a square pin bulb, this will not fit into regular sockets, so you'll need the Endcap for Powercompact Bulb - Square Pin from Pet Store
to act as an adaptor. This will ensure that your Japanese-style compact bulb will fit into standard sockets you have in your home.
The Endcap for Powercompact Bulb - Square Pin is small that it hardly takes away from the portable size of the compact bulb.