Lucky Herp 100w MVB

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Lucky Herp 100w MVB

Postby CooperDragon » Wed May 19, 2021 4:47 pm

I picked up a Lucky Herp 100w MVB from Chewy ($45) so I could test it out. Doing an initial burn-in now.
It has a nice wide beam and the bulb is similar to the BR40 I have for plain basking. I have it in a fixture that is 16'' off the ground (where I had it for temperature with the basking bulb) and is putting out 3-6 UVI across an 18'' radius at about 12'' above the meter. This is encouraging so far. I like the beam width better than the (disappointing) PowerSun.
Temp reading right under the bulb is around 97 with 81 at the corners of the blanket. This is sitting in the open rather than in an enclosure, so temps may vary.

I'll let it burn in for a while and see what the UVB output degradation looks like. That was the main issue I had with the PowerSun - that went to sub 2 UVI after a week or so. I will post more info as I get it.

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Re: Lucky Herp 100w MVB

Postby Claudiusx » Wed May 19, 2021 4:51 pm

Nice! that is a promising initial result. Will be interested to see its longevity.

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Re: Lucky Herp 100w MVB

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:44 pm

After burning in for a while, it did lose a bit of power. It still has a nice wide beam, and at 14.5'' up (providing around 100f) it has UVI of between 1-2 across about a 2' radius. Darwin has been testing it for me a bit and seems to like it. It's nowhere near as powerful as his Arcadia, but I'd rank this a bit better than the PowerSun after burn-in.
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Re: Lucky Herp 100w MVB

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:49 pm

Oh it did drop off quite a bit. Would have been nice if it stayed around the 2-3 range.

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