I am using a Repti-Glow 5.0 UVB bulb as a light source and i figured it could also be used as a heat source. I noticed that it did not emit very much heat though and started to worry if i should use a different bulb because my monitor was not eating possibly because of no basking spot. I have GE 60W Reveal light bulbs which provide a full spectrum of light and adequate heat as well. I was thinking about leaving the incandescent Reveal bulbs for heat for 6 hours and after that (he may eat when there is a basking light), switch to the UV bulbs for the remaining 6 hours of the reptiles 12 hour light supply. (so after eating he can receive the full benefits of his meal calcium etc). Is this something I should do?
But also i realize that they need heat during the night as well, how can i provide this without a bright light on?
Any help is appreciated!