Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

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Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby Deabrua » Thu May 16, 2019 9:51 am

Is it normal to run through two of these in 7 months? I got a 50W the same day I got my beardy, October 25th, 2018. I cant remember exactly when the 100W was purchased, but it was a few months down the line when the 50W wasn't quite getting desired temps. Eventually the 100W burnt out and the 50W was used again, surprisingly getting near identical temps to the 100W. Both of them are now burnt out.
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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby KarrieRee » Thu May 16, 2019 10:14 am

I would say they are bad bulbs-- I had a 150 watt burn out in 2 days- I took it back to the store and they exchanged it- I cant get my tank to heat up w/ a regular house hold bulb I have tried and the one I got from Home Depot it was a Phillips Par 38 90 watt and it was sooooooooooooooo hot it heated the basking spot over 200 degrees-- so I went back to the Exo Terro bulbs-
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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby Terry15 » Thu May 16, 2019 1:48 pm

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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby Deabrua » Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 am

I'm about to try a 65 watt halogen flood from Lowes. Will definitely be testing it without her in the tank. Acurite therm is measuring 99F but Im assuming thats air temp rather than surface temp? I dont have a temp gun :/
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