My temps have started to drop with the weather change and I was wondering how much heat Arcadia bulbs put out. They'll be here tomorrow and before I get new basking bulbs just wondering if they get hot.
I have the Arcadia quad fixture, and no it doesn't produce much heat. temperatures were pretty constant 74-76 degrees in the top foot of the enclosure. I ended up adding a 60 watt ceramic to bring the temperature up to the low-mid 80's in the basking area.
My quad fixture does put off heat. It measures about 100 degrees on the mesh that sits beneath the fixture. It is in no way a true heat source or basking area, but it does put out a very wide source of warmth.