cham lighting

allencg101

Member
just wanted to know peoples thought on type of lighting that they use on chams.
i use a 5.0 uvd and a 50w heat lamp.

what do you use?
 

Carlton

Chameleon Enthusiast
just wanted to know peoples thought on type of lighting that they use on chams.
i use a 5.0 uvd and a 50w heat lamp.

what do you use?
ReptiSun 5.0 for UV plus an exterior halogen spotlight for basking. The watts depend on time of year and house temps...higher in winter, lower in summer.
 

carol5208

Chameleon Enthusiast
Reptisun 5.0 tube. 45 watt halogen for basking. I use white housebulbs too but this is what I had when the other one burned out. Oh and the good ole sunshine outside.!
 

allencg101

Member
ok do you prefer the flourecent tubes or the new light bulbs cause my babies i use the tube my big boys i use the bulbs
 

Carlton

Chameleon Enthusiast
ok do you prefer the flourecent tubes or the new light bulbs cause my babies i use the tube my big boys i use the bulbs
I prefer the tube ReptiSun 5.0s. They work just fine, light more of the cage generally, and I don't have to worry about getting a coil bulb that will cause eye problems. Some of the CF coil types are not good for chams.
 

Chameleonkid

New Member
Just got two new lights today i asked the same question in my post lol. From what I see Im going to go with the 5.0



Here is my old 5.0 but like others said spiral bulbs can hurt your chams eyes from what im told
 

ferretinmyshoes

Veterinarian
Staff member
I prefer the tube ReptiSun 5.0s.
This is just entirely a personal preference but I prefer the reptiglo because they give off yellow light instead of white. The white light from the reptisun bulbs make their colors look really washed out when they're under it, whereas the yellow light makes them look much nicer! Has anyone else noticed that or is it just me?
 

Lingling

New Member
Just got two new lights today i asked the same question in my post lol. From what I see Im going to go with the 5.0



Here is my old 5.0 but like others said spiral bulbs can hurt your chams eyes from what im told
Do you know that the Slimline Tropical fixture is only 3% UVB (equivalent of a 3.0 bulb)? Last I checked, at least. You might want to replace the bulb with a reptisun 5.0. It's a better bulb all around. Make sure you remove that lense cover on that fixture. It DOES filter out UVB.
 

Chameleonkid

New Member
thanks someone in another post warned me about these fixtures saying they give off unsafe levels of uvb and are nicknamed R-killa. I will try and get the right fixture and bulbs in the am. I got this from petco I should have known they probably did not know what they were talking about.
 
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