150w intense basking bulb in mini dome fixture, okay?

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150w intense basking bulb in mini dome fixture, okay?

Postby BaconSlayed2630 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:02 am

So my bulb blew in a deep dome lamp fixture for my one beardies 40 gallon tank. We couldn't get the end of the bulb out so we had to use a mini dome that we had because we dont have enough money at this time to buy a deep dome. Is it okay to use a 150 watt intense basking bulb in a mini dome lamp fixture for now until we can get a new dome lamp? I have googled this question over a dozen times and havent found a helpful answer. So I figured I'd ask you all on your opinion. We will hopefully be able to get a dome lamp on friday, we just dont want anything to happen to our beardie we love them all so much. Thank you!
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Re: 150w intense basking bulb in mini dome fixture, okay?

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:47 am

Its fine as long as the mini dome is rated for 150w. Check the fixture. Some domes aren't rated thst high.

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Re: 150w intense basking bulb in mini dome fixture, okay?

Postby ComicBookMama » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:20 am

Exactly what Brandon said. I have found that even if the fixture is rated EXACTLY for a particular wattage, I run the risk of blowing the bulb. Ideally, you want the fixture to EXCEED the wattage of the bulb.
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