Circadian Cabinets


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Circadian Cabinets from Phenome Technologies

  • Available in sizes to accommodate standard rat or mouse cages
  • Light-tight
  • Easily cleaned
  • Fully ventilated and filtered to meet Federal standards
  • Programmable LED lighting
  • Built-in connectors for running wheels or motion sensors
  • Temperature, humidity and light level sensors
  • Optional temperature control
  • Stackable
  • Fully integrated with ClockLab Data Collection and Chamber Control software

Circadian Chambers – Light-tight chambers for circadian experiments from Phenome Technologies, with temperature and humidity monitors, and light controls.

Phenome Technologies’ flagship product is the circadian cabinet. Each cabinet can be customized to work with your computerized tracking system, or directly work with Actimetrics Clocklab data collection and Chamber Control software. Standard features include LED lighting and rails for collecting wheel cage data. Cabinets are easily cleaned and accessed, and can be modified to accomodate different equipment. In addition, we build rat and mice wheel cages for behavioral studies.

List of diverse features and requirements:

  • heat/temp/light monitoring
  • automated feeders
  • thermoneutral control
  • cabinets for hypoxia
  • sound dampening
  • vibration isolation
  • attachment ductwork
  • RF shielding
  • platform risers
  • clickless switches
  • mobile platforms
  • data rails


Material: PVC II
Air Exchange: 19.6 cfm
Lighting: Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
LED Lighting Color: White or Green
LUX: 1,000 max

Cleaning Solution: 10% Bleach Solution


Outside Dimensions (width x height x depth): 43.5″ x 23.5″ x 23.75″ (110.5 cm x 59.69 cm x 60.33 cm).
Add 1.25″ (3.2 cm) to depth for door handles.

Inside Dimensions (width x height x depth): 42.5″ x 20.5″ x 18.75″ inches (107.95 cm x 52.07 cm x 47.63 cm)
Shelf Height: 10″ (25.4 cm) (9.7″ from floor to light panel)

Number of Cages: Six (6) cages per shelf; 12 cages Total per Cabinet


Outside Dimensions (width x height x depth): 37″ x 30.5″x 29″ inches (93.98 cm x 77.47 cm x 30.25 cm)
Add 1.25″ (3.2 cm) to depth for door handles.

Inside Dimensions: 36″ x 28.5″ x 24″ (91.44 cm x 72.39 cm x 60.69 cm)
Shelf Height: 14 inches (35.56 cm)

Number of Cages: Three (3) cages per shelf; Six (6) cages Total per Cabinet

Standard Mouse Cabinet
Includes data rails, ventilation, and light control. Lights can be controlled and activity data collected using Actimetrics Clocklab software, TTL signals, or Lamp Timers. 43-1/2″ x 27″ x 23-3/8″

Data Rails
Data rails come with the cabinet for connecting to switches on cages. Two types are available: traditional with the dual banana plugs, and/or one with RJ11 powered jacks for silent switches.

Cabinet with Cameras and IR LEDs
IR at 780nm produced heat, so extra ventilation was needed. We installed the system for video tracking using the Stoelting Anymaze system.

Rat Cabinet with Minimitter Platforms
These 3 cabinets accomodate larger rat caging with activity being tracked using Minimitter plates. The cabinets are stacked on a steel platform.

Large Black Cabinet Stack
Dark black and a single open area for customer equipment and experiments.
Dimensions: 60″x24″x24″

Single Level Divided
This cabinet has 4 separate chambers for more light control with a smaller number of subjects.
Inside dimensions: 22″x10″x18″
Hypoxia Testing System
This system uses Okolab Controller for hypoxia experiments, Actimetrics software for data collection and light control, our automated feeders, and PIR sensors for monitoring non-wheel activity. In addition, a platform riser is being used to make the chamber easily accesible.

Thermoneutral Cabinets
This design will provide heating of the cabinets up to 35 celsius. They passively cool to the room’s temperature.

Cabinet with Adjustable Shelves
This cabinet can be configured for 6 rat cages or 12 mouse cages. The shelves can be removed for larger testing equipment, 36″x34″x31″

Divided Cabinets with Feeders
These two cabinets have dividers so that 4 separate feeding and light schedules can be programmed.

Sound Attenuated Cabinets
These cabinets for rat caging have double walls with a heavy rubber/foam sound dampening material inside.

Mobile Stack
This stack is mobile and has venting that can quickly attach to an independent air system.

Larger Cabinets in a Stack

A stack of 3 cabinets. Smaller doors are used to protect the light seal integrity. They are supported by a larger 2″ tubular steel frame. A cable pass is installed on the left side of each cabinet.
Each cabinet is 54″x 29″x32″