Exo Terra Repti Glo 5.0 Tropical Compact Fluorescent Lamp 26W Repti Glo 5.0 Tropical (MFG #PT2187)
affordable and functional
I read sprial wasn't good for RES as it could cause blindness, but what i've observed is that they close their eyes and never directly look up at the light, really just absorb the uvb rays required. additionally drsfosterandsmith would not as vets sell something harmful to pets. This bulb fit perfectly with the mini combo dome light fixture and lights up my entire tank (Aqueon 30 breeder) It was affordable and overall best value. 2 weeks in and still holding up to regular 8-10 hours usage.
June 11, 2014
Good Bulb for non desert animal
I've been using this brand of bulb for 5 years now. I get a new one every spring since they loose their output after a year so I figure spring is a good time to help simulate nature. Comes with a chart that shows approximate UV output which is nice for those of us without meters. My RES loves it and has good growth from this bulb.
January 4, 2014
Good bulb for a good price
Tis bulb was a good price. Works out well for my semi aquatic turtle. Bought just in time too since the other bulb imploded when I pulled it from the socket (we replace every 4 to 6 months for optimal uv exposure).
July 22, 2013
Long lasting day glow bulb
I've been using the bulb that came with my Exo-Terra Red Eared Slider Turtle Habitat Kit since last August (that's 11 months) and it FINALLY burned out! We're talking about being on for 8 hours a day for the past 11 months so the longevity of these bulbs is excellent.
The bulb provides a great source of light for my turtle and facilitates the UV spectrum they need. When combined with Exo-Terra's 75w basking bulb, an all encompassing long lasting lighting system is created. I highly recommend it!
July 14, 2011