Philips Flood Light Bulbs

Discuss substrates, lighting, heating, enclosure building ideas, share enclosure photos, and talk about any other enclosure-related topics.

Philips Flood Light Bulbs

Postby Shaun78 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:02 am

Question for those of you who use the Philips flood light bulbs to heat your enclosures. I bought some but before I use them I had a question. In my tegu's cage I have a giant piece of cork bark for him to climb on and I'm worried about possible fire hazard since I'm told these bulbs run hot. Anyone use this combo or thoughts on my concern? Below is a quick photo of the setup.
[Click image to enlarge]

I bought the Philips PAR38 90watt bulbs.
Any comments welcomed.
Shaun78
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 217
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:21 am
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Philips Flood Light Bulbs

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:31 am

I've used those before. They are good bulbs (as are the GE equivalent). It's tougher to find the 90w versions now, unfortunately. They get hot, but not dangerously so. I wouldn't worry about the cork at all, especially if you monitor the surface temp. Cork can handle temps of up to several hundred degrees while the basking temps will need to be well below that.


Moved by moderator from Advanced Discussion to Enclosures.
Image
User avatar
CooperDragon
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 27309
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:41 am
Location: Madison, WI
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Enclosures

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kdave