One of the most commonly used heating sources. Provides light and which makes it an excellent heat source for use during daytime hours. The built in reflector forces light and heat down providing a perfect spot area for reptiles to bask in.
During night time hours a heat mat or infrared lamp can be used if required.
The RepTech basking lamps are fitted with special Neodymium glass and as a result the RepTech basking lamps also produce UVA light!
Most reptiles have four color receptors in the eye, humans only have three. UVA light falls within the visible light spectrum for reptiles. Without UVA their surroundings will seem dull and unnatural. To provide a more natural environment for your beloved pet and encourage natural behavior it is essential to provide lighting that includes UVA.
Lamps are tested to last 2000+ hour life time. This is the standard filament lamp test, where a lamp is turned on to see how long it burns. With normal use, under normal condition this translates into a life time of about 3 to 4 months with a once daily switch on/off. Frequently turning the lamp on and off will shorten the life span, so only use a dimming thermostat or without thermostat. Switching several lamps on with a single switch will also cause extra wear on the filaments due to the higher inrush currents.
- Neodymium glass
- Provides light, heat and UVA
- Fits E27 sockets
- Ideal basking spot for reptiles due to integrated reflector