Reptile Lighting and Light BulbsKeeping reptiles and amphibians in captivity is known as Herpetoculture. Captive-kept herps usually require artificial reptile lighting to maintain a healthy body temperature and metabolize Vitamin D. There are a variety of reptile lighting systems available, including UVA, UVB, heat lamps, day lamps, night lamps plus incandescent and fluorescent options. Black lights and other UVA lights are reputed to stimulate reproductive and social behaviors in some lizard species. UVB lighting is important to many reptile species, but not all. It is vital to research the lighting needs of the reptile you're considering before you buy. We are reptile experts so you're welcome to contact us for free advice. Choosing the right combination of reptile lighting supplies, temperature and humidity controls may be daunting to the first-time buyer. Remember, we're here to help! Free technical support and product recommendations are always a phone call or email away.