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T5 light fixtures?

Postby bongo222222222222 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:31 pm

Hi there,
Is there an off-brand option that is cheaper than this?
https://smile.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-26053- ... 150&sr=8-5

Seems like just a light fixture shouldn't cost $57, but I can't find another option I'm confident holds the 22in tubes. Thanks!
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Re: T5 light fixtures?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:42 pm

There is one on pangeareptiles that is $50- there is also the prot5 on there w/ bulb and one for $32 do not use the bulb that comes w/ that one it is not for reptiles- they charge $7 for shipping
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Re: T5 light fixtures?

Postby WinFam01 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:15 am

Like Karrie suggested, check Pangea. There is a generic fixture I can vouch holds a T5 because I just purchased it a couple weeks ago. However, by the time you add in a uvb bulb plus shipping, it may not end up being less.

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Re: T5 light fixtures?

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:29 am

Domestic t5 light fittings are fine and you can buy them anywhere, some even come prewired and ready to insert the tube and plug in .
If you buy a domestic one , get the naked version with no dust / insect screen ( that usually snaps in place to protect the tube , they are plastic and will block all the UVA and UVB ) and if they are only locally available with a face screen , remove it ( and bin the screen ).
Most domestic t5 fittings don't have a built in polished aluminium or aluminised plastic reflector built in , so that'll need to be bought or made ( by you ).
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