Low Profile Heat Source

Tihshho

Established Member
Working up a rack to house everyone while optimizing space and I'm trying to figure out if there are any low profile lights anyone uses for their heat source for daytime basking? I know LED spotlight bulbs are used commonly, but that requires a dome. Has anyone used an LED strip that they have found offers a decent heat output? How about any specific T5 bulbs?
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
Working up a rack to house everyone while optimizing space and I'm trying to figure out if there are any low profile lights anyone uses for their heat source for daytime basking? I know LED spotlight bulbs are used commonly, but that requires a dome. Has anyone used an LED strip that they have found offers a decent heat output? How about any specific T5 bulbs?
Im looking for same... to maximize space on my bug rack. I hooked up a flat Sansi 70w led for my plants last night. Def not enough heat for basking. My chams do tend to sit directly under the Sansi grow lights, but they only give off a little heat, hardly noticable.
 

Tihshho

Established Member
Xenon bulbs don't have a long run life though do they? Aren't they made for non-continuous use?
 

KRGEE21

Avid Member
I have been using them for about a year now 10 hours per day for basking lights in my carpet cham cages. Have not noticed any temperature loss. Basking area is right around 91
You have Jackson's right? So would be running them at a lower temperature
Just to create a small warmer area in a top corner of the enclosures?
 

Multivitamins

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I'm interested in this now as well... Saw someone mentioned a quad fixture t5 puts off about 90° in the inches below it. I was considering upgrading that or perhaps something like this could work.
 

Tihshho

Established Member
Issue I have in a rack are that the heat source needs to be slim (in height), not radiate a ton of excess heat from the heat sinks of the device (as the base of other enclosures are above them), and need to be ok with humidity/minimal moisture contact (due to cham rain nozzles on MistKing spraying next to them.)

Overall I'd like the system to be somewhat energy efficient as well as I'm not looking to rewire a room to get breakers replaced.
 

KRGEE21

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I have the raised up on 1" aluminum foil rings, because they were both screen climbers for the first couple months when I got them. Was worried about thermal burns.
The breeder I got them from said he has them directly on the screen.
If you plan on having a shelf above the lights you would want to run them even lower heat due to the ambient they emit. They are pretty hot.
 

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KRGEE21

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Issue I have in a rack are that the heat source needs to be slim (in height), not radiate a ton of excess heat from the heat sinks of the device (as the base of other enclosures are above them), and need to be ok with humidity/minimal moisture contact (due to cham rain nozzles on MistKing spraying next to them.)

Overall I'd like the system to be somewhat energy efficient as well as I'm not looking to rewire a room to get breakers replaced.
We were both typing at the same time.
You might have to go with different set ups for the open enclosures on top vs the lower ones with shelves above.
Zoomed led/uvb combos put out a bit of heat and are low profile( about 1.5"). How much space are you working with between top of enclosure to the shelf above?
 
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