Like ceramic heat emitters, the Lucky Reptile Thermo Mat emits infrared radiation which heats objects and animals from within. The heat mats have two advantages for the animals, first, they heat objects, e.g. stones and create warm spots for the animals to heat up and second, they heat the animals directly. The infrared radiation of the heat mat penetrates the skin of the animals and creates a cosy warmth. Animals love to be in the effective range of a heat mat. Thanks to the infrared radiation, the Lucky Reptile Thermo Mat has only little influence on the air temperature inside your terrarium. These heat mats create warm spots and allow to achieve heat gradients inside the terrarium. As our Thermo Mats emit infrared radiation, they can also be attached at the side walls or the ceiling of the terrarium instead of the bottom. Installation is easy thanks to the adhesive tape on the back of the heat mat. The special design of the Thermo Mat allows for optimal heat transfer and reduces the risk of overheating and cracking the terrarium bottom, which is a common problem with normal heat mats. Also available with UK plug.