Reptisun Low Quality Control?

clyde612

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Clyde
Maybe it’s the fact that i got them off Amazon, I don’t know. But I payed around $50 for two Reptisun T5 HO 10.0 UVB bulbs and they are BOTH “dead” in the centers, with striped lines that move around inside the bulb. Can’t be good. I put the old one back in for now since it is brighter with no dead spaces. What should I do? Is there a more reliable was to buy them or should I switch to Arcadia??
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Maybe it’s the fact that i got them off Amazon, I don’t know. But I payed around $50 for two Reptisun T5 HO 10.0 UVB bulbs and they are BOTH “dead” in the centers, with striped lines that move around inside the bulb. Can’t be good. I put the old one back in for now since it is brighter with no dead spaces. What should I do? Is there a more reliable was to buy them or should I switch to Arcadia??
Sounds like you got two duds- send them back get a refund - they probably came from the same batch of bulbs- are you in the states? I can post links for both reptisun and Arcadia
 

xp29

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I switched all mine to Arcadia, every one of my ZooMed fixtures failed within a few weeks of purchase. The first one fsiled straight out of the box. (Last year). I have had zero issues with the Arcadia, although i think some did a bit ago, but all 5 of mine have been flawless.
 

shmoomunchkin

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Scooby
Maybe it’s the fact that i got them off Amazon, I don’t know. But I payed around $50 for two Reptisun T5 HO 10.0 UVB bulbs and they are BOTH “dead” in the centers, with striped lines that move around inside the bulb. Can’t be good. I put the old one back in for now since it is brighter with no dead spaces. What should I do? Is there a more reliable was to buy them or should I switch to Arcadia??
I initially used reptisun and had no problems (have recently gone Arcadia).
Hopefully you got these from a big box retailer and can get a refund.
Also, just a quick thought...could your housing unit be defective/ old? Truthfully I don't know how you can tell, but two bulbs in a row, makes me wonder...
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
I initially used reptisun and had no problems (have recently gone Arcadia).
Hopefully you got these from a big box retailer and can get a refund.
Also, just a quick thought...could your housing unit be defective/ old? Truthfully I don't know how you can tell, but two bulbs in a row, makes me wonder...
Common if they came from the same batch--
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Maybe it’s the fact that i got them off Amazon, I don’t know. But I payed around $50 for two Reptisun T5 HO 10.0 UVB bulbs and they are BOTH “dead” in the centers, with striped lines that move around inside the bulb. Can’t be good. I put the old one back in for now since it is brighter with no dead spaces. What should I do? Is there a more reliable was to buy them or should I switch to Arcadia??
What brand of fixture are you using?
 

clyde612

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Clyde
Sounds like you got two duds- send them back get a refund - they probably came from the same batch of bulbs- are you in the states? I can post links for both reptisun and Arcadia
Please do! I sent them back and got a refund but still need new ones.

I need a Reptisun T5 HO 10.0 UVB 39W (length: 34")
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Click on the link. I bought it directly from the link you sent. The link that you sent takes you to Josh's Frogs.
Did you contact them ? They should replace it- I dont know if it was their fault w/ the way it was wrapped or if it was the shipper themselves -
 

clyde612

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Clyde
Did you contact them ? They should replace it- I dont know if it was their fault w/ the way it was wrapped or if it was the shipper themselves -
They sent me a replacement but they sent the wrong size 😅😭 I’m really on a bad luck streak here.
 

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