basking light question

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mountaindew

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hello my question is, can my basking light be angled from the side kinda in my viv. i had it on top but the expanded metal screen was blocking too much light and heat. the only way i could fit it inside was to mount it off to the side pretty much as close to the lid as possible. i wasn't sure if coming from the side would damage her eyes.
 

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It is best to keep the lighting directly overhead. They are better able to manage it and self regulate that way. If the screen is blocking too much heat I would move to a higher wattage bulb. You may need to try some different wattages until you get it just right. It varies from setup to setup. I use a GE brand PAR38 Halogen flood light and it works well at about 24'' in my setup.
 
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