Screw socket compact fluorescent lamp for tropical reptiles
Reptile terrarium lamp with moderate to high UVB output
Ideal fluorescent lamp for reptiles from rainforest environments
Ensure proper UVB lighting for tropical and subtropical reptiles. Exo Terra Reptile UVB 100 Tropical Terrarium Bulb boasts a convenient screw-socket format for easy installation. High to moderate UVB output recreates filtered light conditions to provide optimal calcium metabolism for reptile species found in rainforest or similar environments. Spiral shape enables vertical or horizontal mounting without compromising performance. Effective up to 15".
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The Exo Terra Repti Glo 5.0 has a moderate to high UVB output, similar to that of shady environments such as rainforests and other tropical locations. Reptiles living in these habitats receive less UV radiation because of the many climatological conditions (fairly high humidity, changes in weather, etc) that prevent direct sunlight from reaching them or their basking sites.
The advantage of the Exo Terra Repti Glo Compact Fluorescent bulb is its size and the fact that it is self-ballasted. A regular screw fitting is sufficient to operate these bulbs. The spiral shape of the bulb enables vertical or horizontal mounting without compromising performance.
Fluorescent bulbs do not provide sufficient heat. A separate heat source is required in addition (ex: incandescent basking lamp).