Basking Spot Lamp Bulb -50W
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Basking Spot Lamp Bulb -50w


Rating: 4.7

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(4.7 out of 5, based on 7 reviews)

Reptile lighting for use with high heat basking reptiles, such as tropical and desert species. Increases the overall ambient air temperature for proper health and creates proper heat gradients necessary for thermoregulation.
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Reader's Reviews (7)
Rating: 3


posted 6 years ago

What they don't tell you is that you don't need a reptile-specific basking bulb. A regular household (non-CFL) bulb will provide plenty of heat just like these bulbs. Yes, I still use them - but I get them cheap online. Incredibly overpriced in the stores.

Does provide a tighter beam in comparison to a regular bulb - but, again, not necessary.

Pros: Provides Heat

Cons: Overpriced

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Jessica T.
Rating: 5

Great lamp, good cost

posted 6 years ago

I got this at our local PetsMart, and have really gotten my money's worth. I thought the lamp would burn out after a week or two, but it has been months now and it is still going strong. We even leave it in for multiple hours a day. The only issue we had was with a cheapo 15 gallon tank that had plastic along the top (but it looked like metal). The plastic melted within a few hours of using the lamp, so be careful where the lamp is pointing and what you have around it.

Pros: Perfect for basking reptiles

Cons: Can melt plastic tops on tanks

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