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Struggling to find a good basking light now

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:16 am
by Toddzilla1108
Previously used PAR38 Halogen bulbs 90w from GE...having trouble finding those in stock on Amazon and in stores (Any PAR38 90W's are non-halogen, or super energy efficient, or soft white). Ordered some GE 80W off of amazon hoping it'll be warm enough.

I also went to walmart and got varying light bulbs (100W soft white A21 household bulb, 100W BR30 bulb), nice and bright, but none seemingly give off any heat even holding my hand close to the bulb.

Anyone have any recommendations? Bonus points if off amazon.

Setup is currently the light sitting on top of the 40G breeder on the metal mesh top.

Re: Struggling to find a good basking light now

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:33 am
by Claudiusx
I can still find quite a few options on Amazon. Unfortunately, until you try them yourself in your setup, we can't know what works well for you.

For instance, in my 4x2x2s the 40w br40s are almost too hot.

If you find one that works for you, I suggest just biting the bullet and buying a couple years worth of bulbs lol.
Either that or we will slowly be forced back into using over priced reptile specific heat bulbs.

-Brandon

Re: Struggling to find a good basking light now

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:55 am
by AHBD
Hi there, it sounds like you picked up the LED bulbs which don't give off heat. I get these here from Walmart , cheap as dirt and they get nice + hot when used with an aluminum dome reflector.


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Re: Struggling to find a good basking light now

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:07 pm
by Claudiusx
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