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Basking bulb has gone out twice

Postby opaquelace » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:28 pm

Like the title says, I’ve had to replace the basking bulb twice in candycanes enclosure so far. I’m not sure if the bulbs were faulty or the fixture is faulty because it has been fine in wilburs cage. We bought exo terra clamp lamps. Anyone have this problem before?
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Re: Basking bulb has gone out twice

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:43 pm

What bulb are you using?

And is it near the max rated wattage of your fixture?

I never had much success with "reptile" basking bulbs, never lasted too long for me either. That's why I use just normal household bulbs.

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Re: Basking bulb has gone out twice

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:44 pm

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Re: Basking bulb has gone out twice

Postby opaquelace » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:12 pm

claudiusx wrote:What bulb are you using?

And is it near the max rated wattage of your fixture?

I never had much success with "reptile" basking bulbs, never lasted too long for me either. That's why I use just normal household bulbs.

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They were exo terra bulbs built for the enclosure. I'll try the household bulbs though for basking what kind do you buy?
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Re: Basking bulb has gone out twice

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:19 pm

I use the Br40s but I know some others use the PARs also. Truth be told, throughout the years i've use basically every household bulb there is lol. As long as it puts out the temperatures I want, I'm good with it.

In one of my tanks, I'm actually using one of those vanity globe bulbs for bathroom vanity lights. It works quite well for the setup it's in.

Trial and error, but once you find the bulbs that work for your setup, you're set! They are so much cheaper and typically last longer IME.

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Re: Basking bulb has gone out twice

Postby opaquelace » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:00 pm

claudiusx wrote:I use the Br40s but I know some others use the PARs also. Truth be told, throughout the years i've use basically every household bulb there is lol. As long as it puts out the temperatures I want, I'm good with it.

In one of my tanks, I'm actually using one of those vanity globe bulbs for bathroom vanity lights. It works quite well for the setup it's in.

Trial and error, but once you find the bulbs that work for your setup, you're set! They are so much cheaper and typically last longer IME.

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Awesome. I’m just wondering why it’s Candycanes bulbs and wilburs are ok, especially since she’s the top enclosure so she has more airflow so idk how or if it’s overheating why wilburs wouldn’t too. Oh well. I will def try the household bulbs.
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