2 in 1 Bulbs

Dyesub Dave

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I've recently been hearing of these new bulbs that produce heat and UVB at the same time. I've found that they're fairly expensive but apparently work well and last for quite a while.

Does anybody here know about these or have any experience with them. If I can find some online I'll post some links later on.



I've believe that all of these are the Mercury Vapor bulbs! Here's some links!

http://www.zoomed.com/html/powersun_uv.php
http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/solar_glo.php
http://www.budgetlighting.com/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=6896235.31806*u34g58&keywords=pqlsolarbrite&xm=on&ppinc


Thanks ... Dyesub Dave. :D
 
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mightyzug

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i almost got one. they are supposed to be great but they produce alot of heat, you will need to mount it a good distance up off the top of your enclosure... i was going to need it like 1-3 feet up off the top of my habitat so i went with somethin easier to mount
 

Dyesub Dave

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I was wondering about the amount of UV these bulbs produce as well. Especially with the link I've found on this forum regarding the UV burning to some of the reptiles. I wonder if they include SAFE distances from the bulbs for our chams??

Dyesub Dave. :D
 

BigTex

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i have a powersun UV and my veiled seems to love it. its about 12-14 inches from the top of his enclosure and my cham is healthy, eating, drinking and growing like a weed so i would have to say that the results are great so far...
 

Dyesub Dave

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i have a powersun UV and my veiled seems to love it. its about 12-14 inches from the top of his enclosure and my cham is healthy, eating, drinking and growing like a weed so i would have to say that the results are great so far...
Which wattage bulb do you use? I believe they have 100W and 160W bubls. Also ... what size / type of enclosure is it being used on?

Thanks ... Dyesub Dave. :D
 

BigTex

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i have the 100w variety. 160w seems pretty powerful and i reach my desired temps fine with 100w
 

Dyesub Dave

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i have the 100w variety. 160w seems pretty powerful and i reach my desired temps fine with 100w
How big is the enclosure that you're using it on? Is it an all mesh/screen cage? Just wondering because I would be getting one for a 175 gal. reptarium.

Thanks ... Dyesub Dave. :D
 
My herp vet who once bred veileds, swore by the mercury vapors. I think they last longer than regular uvb bulbs, plus most of them also give off uva as well, not sure if that's required or what.

Mines in the mail.
 

BigTex

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well its about 4' tall and 2.5' wide and deep. he is also next to a window that receives a lot of sun light so the ambient temp in the i don't have to worry about too much
 
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