As long as it gives off adequate heat, you should be fine with a household bulb as a basking light. Nothing coloured though, bright white is preferable (ideally between 4000-5000 on the Kelvin scale). The brighter white light helps better protect lizardy eyes from the UVB radiation
EDIT: Also, I'd suggest avoiding Repti Glo UVB bulbs - even the tube ones. I know from experience that they can cause various health issues in bearded dragons, like conjunctivitis and decreased appetite. Reptisun (10.0) or Arcadia (12%) are much better choices for UVB!
What she means by linear is it a long tube or a coil/compact ? The long tubes are pretty good, I've used them in the past and Tamara from Rainbow b.d's, who is a top U.S. long time breeder uses them exclusively. They do need to be within about 8" for best results.
Currently trying not to stress over my anemic dragon....she is being treated, but I don't agree with her treatment plan and have been seeking out a second opinion from another vet. If anyone else has dealt with anemia, please let me know how it was resolved. I am losing sleep over this
Another post lol. My beardie does not like enclosures. Her tank is the kids room and she has created a nesting/bed spot in the corner. She will cuddle with my son but she know when the lights are out and the kids go to sleep, she literally goes to her bed like she is our 3rd baby. I love her. And to think, I never wanted a beardie lol
Please help. My beardie is my baby and I am worried she may be egg bound but I can't tell. She is over 2 yrs old and has never laid an egg. She has been swollen for two days and can't tell if she may be impacted or egg bound. Please help.