Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by AGrigsby good value
I chose to go with fixtures that used a standard light bulb base, so this CFL UVB 100 tropical bulb was a good value for my needs. The bulb doesn't give off a very natural colored light. It looks more like a soft white bulb (yellowish cast) that most people use in their homes. So, it's necessary to use a "daylight" bulb in addition to this bulb if you want to grow plants. I'm using these bulbs over vivariums with day geckos. The bulbs seem to be doing their job. My geckos are thriving!
February 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by harami 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by epond83 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Opaldamour 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