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Zoo Med Reptisun T5 HO UVB 10.0 Light

Zoo Med Reptisun T5 HO UVB 10.0 Light

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Zoo Med Reptisun T5 HO UVB 10.0 Light Information

Reptiles need external heating for internal biological processes. If you live in the Northern areas of the United States that do not get much sunlight, you definitely need to look into artificial lighting to give your reptile pet the heat that it needs. However, reptiles do not just need regular heat lamps that produce visible light and ambient heat. They also need light that helps them produce vitamin D3. Just like in humans, reptiles produce their own vitamin D. Their bodies produce this compound when natural light source hits their skin.

Vitamin D3 is needed for bone health and bone formation. It is a crucial vitamin. Without this vitamin, both humans and reptiles and other animals develop soft bone and could experience bone damage. The lack of vitamin D causes rickets in humans. What kind of proper lighting is needed by reptiles for optimal vitamin D synthesis? There are two kinds of lights: ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B. UVB light is the portion of visible light that triggers vitamin D synthesis. This is obviously unavailable in an indoor setting if you are using regular fluorescent lights or regular heating lamps for your reptile pets.

Thankfully, there are reptile lights available in the market that have UVB light. One of these is Zoo Med Reptisun UVB 10.0 HO Light from Pet Store. This light emits UVB at the right levels to trigger vitamin D synthesis in your reptilian pets. It is a powerful light that also produces visible light output. If you are looking for an effective UVB solution for your terrarium, try the Zoo Medial Reptisun UVB 10.0 HO Light today.

All lamps are T8 size.

Zoo Med Iguana Light 5.0 UVB Fluorescent 15in Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 High Output UVB Bulb is ideal for reptiles housed in larger vivaria whose natural environment and behavior patterns necessitate increased UVB exposure. Features: Provides an effective UVB source without providing excess heat; great for old world chameleons and other reptiles requiring increased UVB exposure without higher temperatures; allows UVB assisted photo conversion up to 20in from the lamp`s surface (compared to 12in on the Reptisun 5.0); allows turtles and tortoises the proper UVB wavelength. Did you know that taller cages, screen cages, and tank covers can reduce the amount of UVB rays getting to your reptile? The solution is here: The Reptisun 10.0! This fluorescent bulb features more UVB output than any other lamp! Effective at distance up to 20in, compared to 12in with the 5.0 UVB. This lamp will provide the UVB your pet needs in any cage-situation for up to a full year before needing replacement. Give your reptile the healthy UVB it needs with the Reptisun 10.0!

All lamps are T8 size.

Manufacturer Info

Zoo Med
Over 30 Years of Innovation. Started in 1977 by 19 year old Gary Bagnall and college friend Mark Lemke, ZooMed started as a reptile company out of a one car garage located in Costa Mesa, California. It has evolved into a company that introduced the first American reptile vitamin in 1982 and never looked back! Today the company holds 3 reptile product patents with 3 more pending. Zoo Med`s greatest accomplishment has been the invention of UVB lighting for reptiles, which took place in 1993 and became the standard the world over for Zoos, Veterinarians and the reptile hobbyist.

Zoo Med Reptisun T5 HO UVB 10.0 Light Reviews

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best light for my pets

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/29/2012 from North Idaho
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I own two bearded dragons, and this is by far the best light you can purchase for them, I will not buy anything but reptisun 10.0

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reptisun 10.0 uvb 18inch

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/31/2012 from BAY CITY, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: great product, came packaged so as not to get any damage, and great price. this is the bulb to use after reading a lot of material on lesser quality bulbs this is the one all the studies show to get.

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Zoo Med cant go wrong

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/24/2011 from DODGE CITY, KS UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Excellent product esp for bearded dragons and desert species Zoo med is the only brand i trust have been using them for over 10 yrs excelent products for the money they will not let you down I have Zoo med everything and my rep is the healthiest he has ever been

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zoo med 10.0

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/21/2009 from LONG BEACH, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: not only is the light much brigter you can not beat thew price

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Reptisun 10.0 UVB Light

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/18/2008 from WEST WARWICK, RI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This product is the one you must have for your reptile. I have used the reptisun 5.0 in the past which is also excellent. For larger inclosures this is the best! My Iguana is 5 foot long ,very active and alert , eats every day ! I highly recommend this product.

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