How long do you leave your lights on?

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How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby Longfellow777 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:47 pm

So some people say they give 14-16 some say 12-14 hours. The internet is full of contradictions, half the stuff on the web is written by people doing school assignments or something lol So once again im not sure whats best so I ask my peeps. What schedules do you guys keep your beardies on summer and winter months. I want to make sure im not over doing it yet giving her enough time under the uvb. So i have been giving her twelve hour days and nights? please let me know guys would 13 hrs on 11 hrs off be good lol :banghead:
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:31 am

My lights are on an plug in electronic inline light timer
on 6:30am
off 9pm

winter

on 6am
off 10pm

summer
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:50 am

I go by my work schedule -- mine are on at 7 AM and off 7 PM depending on what time I work but its usually the normal 12 hrs on 12 hrs off
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby Longfellow777 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:03 am

ok thankyou so there is a few hours there its just up to the owner how many they do
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby saraho » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:15 am

Charlie's lights are on a timer. I have it set to come on around 7:30 am and turn off around 5:00 pm. That roughly matches our sunrise and sunset times (maybe a little shorter) in SD in the fall.
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby AHBD » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:59 pm

Usually 13 hours, no more than 14. Any longer is totally unnecessary.
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby Longfellow777 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:54 pm

Yeah thank you I had decided 13 but that’s only to assure digestion before bed due to my schedule right now. In the winter I go to 10 or 11?
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:20 am

Longfellow777 wrote:Yeah thank you I had decided 13 but that’s only to assure digestion before bed due to my schedule right now. In the winter I go to 10 or 11?

< UNDER 12 hr is WAY TOO SHORT A PHOTOPERIOD.

I'd advise no shorter than 14 hours.
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby AHBD » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:25 am

Only if a dragon is brumating would you reduce the light exposure, when they're sleeping they don't need the regular heat + uvb. If they go in to a cave or other hide you don't need the uvb at all until they come back out.
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Re: How long do you leave your lights on?

Postby Longfellow777 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:39 pm

ok cool thankyou for the advice. havent experienced the brumation but when i do im sure ill be on here stressing :lol: i want the best for her and i hear that can be a stressful time for us as owners.
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