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Lighting question

Postby 2damngood2b4gotten » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:02 pm

Is it safe to use 125 watt heat lamp for a bearded dragon?
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Re: Lighting question

Postby Gormagon » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:20 pm

That's a little to hot. I heat my viv with a shingle 75w basking bulb from exoterra and, it's 2x2x4.
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Re: Lighting question

Postby claudiusx » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:22 pm

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Re: Lighting question

Postby claudiusx » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:23 pm

Hi there,

Any wattage is "safe" as long as it's not higher than what your fixture is rated for and as long as it gives you the temps you need. I use 40w bulbs in my tanks. others have to use 100w or 150w. It depends on your environment and the bulb type really. You'll just have to see if it works for you.

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Re: Lighting question

Postby Gormagon » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:32 pm

125 watt heat lamp
These are normally red and get extremely hot. Colored lights "of any color" should never be used for dragons. It confuses them as it distorts their vision.
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Re: Lighting question

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:22 am

It is trial and error w/ heat lamps- like Brandon said he can use a lower wattage on his tanks where as mine I have to use a Exo Terra 150 watt--- it depends on the environment that your in --- what size is your tank? And what is it made out of? Is the tank in a cold room or a warm room --- all those things play in--- and please no colored heat bulbs-- a bright white basking bulb
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