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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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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby Deabrua » Fri May 24, 2019 8:31 pm

Update: I was not the one who got it from the store and they mistakenly got a 75W halogen flood but it works wonders. Temp directly under ranges from 100-105, and she enjoys it far more than the temps I used to get. No gaping so I assume it's not too hot yet.
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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat May 25, 2019 3:00 am

This is why a lot keepers here (in Australia) don't buy reptile brand basking globes unless they are MVBs and simply visit the local Bunnings or Coles or Mitre10 or Woolworths to get a domestic exterior rated par38 incandescent or halogen floodglobe.
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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby Deabrua » Sat May 25, 2019 10:03 am

kingofnobbys wrote:This is why a lot keepers here (in Australia) don't buy reptile brand basking globes unless they are MVBs and simply visit the local Bunnings or Coles or Mitre10 or Woolworths to get a domestic exterior rated par38 incandescent or halogen floodglobe.


I spoke too soon. Barely a week after getting them, the bulb burnt out. Got a different socket since it's the third bulb to go in a ridiculous amount of time.
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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby Claudiusx » Sat May 25, 2019 10:05 am

Yeah at this point I'd say it's your fixture. What was the fixture rated at and whats the new one?

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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby Deabrua » Fri May 31, 2019 8:21 pm

The old one was rated for 100W, burnt a 50W and 100W out in 3 months a piece. It burnt the 75W out within a week. The new one is rated for 150W.
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Re: Zoomed Repti Basking Spot Lamp

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:30 am

Sounds like a fixture issue--
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