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Help with basking bulb?

Postby zalaman » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:38 pm

Hi all. I am currently using a Zoo Med Repti Basking Spot Lamp for my beardies vivarium but it gives off a warm yellowish glow, I want the best for my beardie and have seen lots of posts here recommending a bright white basking bulb, I am in the uk and cannot seem to find one, If somebody here can point me in the right direction for a bright white light it would be much apperciated,

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Re: Help with basking bulb?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:49 pm

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Re: Help with basking bulb?

Postby WinFam01 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:13 am

Honestly, I have the exact bulb Karrie posted (but in a 150w), and it is not "white". I think the bright white recommendation is to avoid those colored basking bulbs where the bulb itself is actually colored. (seasoned people please correct me if I'm wrong)
However, I don't have experience with your particular bulb, so maybe it is even more yellow than mine.
I have a picture of it posted in one of my threads if you want to see.
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Re: Help with basking bulb?

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:25 am

You're correct in that the bright white recommendation is to avoid the blue/purple/red colored bulbs for the most part. A lot of the bulbs have a yellow tint to them. Some of the mercury vapor bulbs look a bit greenish. I would avoid the neodymium coated bulbs (GE Reveal and some of the reptile brand bulbs that indicate this) since that distorts the light for our eyesight. The overall goal is to imitate sunlight so bright light with heat and UVB.
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Re: Help with basking bulb?

Postby zalaman » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:43 pm

Thanks for all the feedback, I have purchased via the link Karrie suggested, Thanks again, :D :D
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Re: Help with basking bulb?

Postby WinFam01 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:44 pm

I'll be curious to know if you think that one is less yellow than what you have.
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Re: Help with basking bulb?

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:15 am

Hello,

That is a great basking bulb, your dragon will really like it.
Good luck with your tank setup!

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