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Basking lamp question

Postby MamaBlue3 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:30 pm

This is probably an extremely dumb question but is it possible for a basking lamp to produce light but suddenly not produce enough heat? My basking spot temps were running consistently at 107 degrees and suddenly the max temp I’m getting is 97 and my beardie hasn’t eaten in 2 days and I’m thinking the temp is the problem. I’m haven’t changed anything in her enclosure.
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Re: Basking lamp question

Postby claudiusx » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:43 pm

Has the weather been different?
What are you measuring your temps with?

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Re: Basking lamp question

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:45 pm

Change in room temperature perhaps . Has it been cooler lately ?

Output from incandescents and halogens can definitely drop off it there's a fault within the globe.

What exactly are you using for your basking globe ?
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Re: Basking lamp question

Postby MamaBlue3 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:43 am

I’m using a digital thermometer with a probe and the lighting is pet smart’s brand. We did change our air filter for the house and it has been cooler but it’s still above 70 in the house.


Is the brand reptizoo reputable? I see they have a uva/uvb/heat bulb combo that is affordable on amazon.
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Re: Basking lamp question

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:43 am

MamaBlue3 wrote:I’m using a digital thermometer with a probe and the lighting is pet smart’s brand. We did change our air filter for the house and it has been cooler but it’s still above 70 in the house.


Is the brand reptizoo reputable? I see they have a uva/uvb/heat bulb combo that is affordable on amazon.


21 degC or 70F is considered quite chilly for inside a home here in Australia.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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Re: Basking lamp question

Postby claudiusx » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:24 am

It could simply just be the time of day. My temps are much cooler the first few hours simply because the basking bulb hasn't heated up the basking surface much yet. The basking surface will radiate heat also as it warms up. So if you took previous measurements in the afternoon, and this one in the morning, that could be it.

A regular bulb wont produce less heat unless it also is producing less light. If the light output looks the same from the bulb the change is most likely environmental.

Either way, if the temps are too cold and your dragon is seeming to have issues you might as well replace it or lower it to allow for proper temps :)

Never heard of reptizoo. I'd just stick with a tube uvb and a regular basking bulb.

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Re: Basking lamp question

Postby MamaBlue3 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:37 am

Thanks!
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Re: Basking lamp question

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:52 pm

MamaBlue3 wrote:I’m using a digital thermometer with a probe and the lighting is pet smart’s brand. We did change our air filter for the house and it has been cooler but it’s still above 70 in the house.


Is the brand reptizoo reputable? I see they have a uva/uvb/heat bulb combo that is affordable on amazon.

Had to look them up
found this reference Dong Guan ETAN Industrial & Investment Co., Ltd ,
http://www.repti-zoo.com/en/productshow ... tentid=570 , they give no information on the measureable UV output from their globes , so risky IMO , so give their globes a VERY WIDE berth , they are a just another cloner based somewhere in china.



I wouldn't be buying any lighting or fittings from any AMAZON sellers , better of going to Ebay or local mailorder petshops.
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EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Fluffy - 4yr rescued lawnmowing accident victim 14Nov17.
Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
Wriggles - rescued injured ,thought she was a big lizard, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16. .
Gecko : Godzilla the hatchling GEHYRA GECKO (hatched May 2019)
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