Lighting

Discussion in 'Enclosures And Supplies' started by lyanlynn, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. lyanlynn

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    Hi! I was wondering if this would be a good light to get for my new baby when she comes. It's $40 at Petsmart and she should be arriving any day now. I'll post pics of her finished home when I get everything together. Anywho, here's the link:

    http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753220
     

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  2. Brad Ramsey

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    Why don't you go to Home Depot or Lowe's and get a fixture for about $10?

    -Brad
     
  3. AncientCritters

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    That would be a better route. Then get a reptisun from LLL for 14 bucks.
     
  4. Brad Ramsey

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    Exactly!
    Then you're all set with the best you can have for $24 plus a little shipping.

    -Brad
     
  5. kenya

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    Agreed! lllreptile.com has the best prices anywhere for reptile supplies, especially the repti-sun bulbs. You can pick a cheap fixture up at Home Depot or Lowes. I use a metallic silver tape in my fixtures as well to maximize reflection of lights. I also order my lightbulbs in bulk to save on shipping and keep about a year and a half's worth on hand.
     
  6. Julirs

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    I use a ton of those Slimline fixtures-but I replaced the bulbs with Reptisuns-they do look nice on top of a cage-however I also use WalMart undercabinet $7.00 fixtures with Reptisuns. Whatever you get remove any lenses that cover the bulb-they block the UVB.
     
  7. summoner12

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    Don't waste the money for that fixture at Petsmart.... You canget a lamp at WalMart for 10 bucks and replace the lamp with a $14 tube Reptisun from LLL.
     
  8. Chamaeleoeo

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    summoner and brad are very correct. its an expensive hobby. save every penny you can and still have a correct set up...those slimlines are no good
     
  9. Julirs

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    They are actually a good fixture-I picked up a ton of them for less than $20.00-but replaced the bulbs with Reptisuns-I would not pay the $40+ price however.
     
  10. lyanlynn

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    Thanks! I couldn't find any fixtures at Lowes, but I did find the $7 one at Walmart. I was just wondering if that light was worth the money. I'll definitely hit up walmart to get the fixture.
     
  11. Chamaeleoeo

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    damn 20!!! i bought one for my pixie frog and it was almost 50...
     
  12. JoshCrane1

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    ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. BigR

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    Ditto on the fixture itself being good, but ditch the bulb and the plastic covering over the bulb. I learned long ago no to use products labelled "Super". You would still be better off going to a home improvement store though, since for $40 you could get 2 or three fixtures.
     

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