im takeing care of a baby bearded dragon and my basking bulb blew and the store didnt get in their bulb shipment, is there another type of bulb i can use?
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im takeing care of a baby bearded dragon and my basking bulb blew and the store didnt get in their bulb shipment, is there another type of bulb i can use?

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Any regular "light bulb" that produces the correct temps and is in the safe wattage range for your fixture.
DC
know of any brands that put out the kind of light that a zoo med basking bulb does? that will hopefully last longer then what zoo med does.
blove branded this on the
forehead of the ether on 05/03/2004 10:27 PM:
know of any brands that put out the kind of light that a zoo med basking bulb does? that will hopefully last longer then what zoo med does.

=="A zoo med basking bulb" isn't really enough info, for me anyway. I like the "full spectrum halogen" flood lights, as they come in a nice range of wattages, cost about $4+/- and seem to last pretty well. They tend to NOT produce as high of temps as a regular incandescent of similar wattage. I use more regular "light bulbs" than anything for basking, however. Its very critical that you have a good means of taking the temps you produce with these bulbs accurately, as I've been AMAZED at the temps I recorded on one corner of a basking site under a regular bulb.

186 degrees was NOT what I was after! You MUST match the wattage to the enclosure you are using it with, so there is no way to recommend any certain bulb. Get one of those passive thermal guns like Pro Exotics has with the money you save.
DC
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blove branded this on the forehead of the ether on 05/03/2004 10:27 PM:

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== "A zoo med basking bulb" isn't really enough info, for me anyway. I like the "full spectrum halogen" flood ... any certain bulb. Get one of those passive thermal guns like Pro Exotics has with the money you save. DC

That bulb listed above doesn't put off UVB, which beardies require. The Repti-Sun 5.0 is comparable to the Zoo Med. I highly recommend shopping for UVB lighting at www.beanfarm.com!
fr0glet
i have reptisun 5.0 on him, and he has a uth and he had a basking bulb but now he has a red night bulb until i can find another bulb for him to use as baskin.
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i have reptisun 5.0 on him, and he has a uth and he had a basking bulb but now he has a red night bulb until i can find another bulb for him to use as baskin.

I see. You don't need UVB in your basking bulb. I use all kinds of incandescent regular light bulbs to put out heat... though for my beardie I use the PowerSunUV bulbs that do heat and UVB combined. They're on this page:
https://secure.ioncart.net/beanfarm/shopdisplayproducts.asp?page=2

I can get my basking spot up to 110-115F with that bulb.

fr0glet
i have reptisun 5.0 on him, and he has a ... can find another bulb for him to use as baskin.

I see. You don't need UVB in your basking bulb. I use all kinds of incandescent regular light bulbs to ... UVB combined. They're on this page: https://secure.ioncart.net/beanfarm/shopdisplayproducts.asp?page=2 I can get my basking spot up to 110-115F with that bulb. fr0glet

Are they lasting longer now? I tried them when they first came out. Went through 4. Three burned out within 3 months, the other lasted almost a year.
Cindy
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for my beardie I use the PowerSunUV bulbs that do ... my basking spot up to 110-115F with that bulb. fr0glet

Are they lasting longer now? I tried them when they first came out. Went through 4. Three burned out within 3 months, the other lasted almost a year. Cindy

The Bean Farm staff advised me to ensure the bulb is as verticle as possible - apparently keeping them diagonal results in the fragile internal bits failing faster. They do have a 1-year guarantee now, so if it failed before that you can get a free replacement. If I turn mine off when hot, it takes 30 minutes or more to get started again. I've had mine running for 9 months now and am just about to replace it.
fr0glet
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