There are two kinds of light sources that retile need: UVA and UVB. UV stands for Ultraviolet light, the light rays that we get from the sun and any lighting source. UVA is visible light, which is what we need for normal lighting; indoors or outdoors. UVB on the other hand is a special light frequency that is needed by animals for biological processes like calcium formations and other such processes.
In general, UVB light cannot be obtained from normal fluorescent or incandescent light. A specially designed light is needed for this particular biological need. Also, if you have a large terrarium for a large snake, a large bearded lizard
or some other reptile pet; a right sized light source is needed for it to fit.
Thankfully there is such a product that has the right size to fit longer terrariums and vivaria, plus it emits the right amount of UVB light; this product is the Zoo Med Reptisun UVB 10.0 HO Light from Pet Store
This light is 24 inches and fits larger terrarium environments well. It`s great for long lengthwise terrariums, and the UVB output for this light makes sure that your reptile pet gets the right amount of UVB rays needed for optimal health and growth.
If you`re looking for UVB light source that takes care of your pet`s health needs but also fits your larger terrarium, try the Zoo Med Reptisun UVB 10.0 HO Light.
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.