Help me with lighting

So I know that free range is hard to do and keep up with, but I did it anyways with my first chameleon and I think it turned out good! However I have read so many different post and can't find a straight answer. Can i use a HPS 150 watt for the plants? would that hurt my baby? if so what lights should i use for the cham and the plants to live. Please help
 

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nightanole

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Nothing wrong with sodium for the plants. It can be used as a basking spot for the cham, just wont be a uv source. Just got to make sure the cham cant get too close, just like any other basking light.

I had no problems with my free range. It was basically a reptibreeze XL without screen. So lights/plants/feeder cup/basking spot, was all there. It took a few months for him to "return to the nest" around dust to his "sleeping stick". In the morning he would warmup and get the uv, patrol the room a few times mid day, then return to the roost around 4-5pm.
 
Nothing wrong with sodium for the plants. It can be used as a basking spot for the cham, just wont be a uv source. Just got to make sure the cham cant get too close, just like any other basking light.

I had no problems with my free range. It was basically a reptibreeze XL without screen. So lights/plants/feeder cup/basking spot, was all there. It took a few months for him to "return to the nest" around dust to his "sleeping stick". In the morning he would warmup and get the uv, patrol the room a few times mid day, then return to the roost around 4-5pm.
How far away would you suggest?
 
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