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Mounting UVB Tube

Discussion in 'Habitat Lighting' started by Justin7792, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Justin7792

    Justin7792 Elite Member

    I need to mount a UVB fixture inside my bearded dragons enclosure as they top solid and full enclosed. What's the best way to go about this as far as plugging the actual bulb in. What does it plug into? Something like this?

    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc...splay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Does one of those wires plug into the actual bulb and the other into a normal outlet? If so I can easily run those out a ventilation hole in the upper back portion of my enclosure. If I'm totally off here, could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks! :)
     
  2. jamesw

    jamesw Elite Member

    Do you already have the fixture? If so what fixture do you have?
     
  3. jabberwocky

    jabberwocky Elite Member

  4. Justin7792

    Justin7792 Elite Member

    I don't have anything at all. I was planning on mounting the bulb itself inside the enclosure but didn't know what they plug into.
     
  5. jabberwocky

    jabberwocky Elite Member

    you need to plug the bulb into a fixture like a normal bulb in a socket. the fixture mounts to the side or top of the enclosure. just buy a fixture the same length as your bulb.
     
  6. Justin7792

    Justin7792 Elite Member

    like the fixture posted above?
     
  7. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    You will want one that will fit a T-8 size (1" diameter) and at least a 40 Watt.
    Not sure what length you will go with but here is a list of bulbs;

    Repti Glo 10.0 - Desert Terrarium Lamp
    PT2169 Repti Glo 10.0/T8 15” 38cm 14W
    PT2170 Repti Glo 10.0/T8 18” 45cm 15W
    PT2171 Repti Glo 10.0/T8 24” 60cm 20W
    PT2172 Repti Glo 10.0/T8 30” 75cm 25W
    PT2173 Repti Glo 10.0/T8 36” 90cm 30W
    PT2174 Repti Glo 10.0/T8 42” 105cm 40W
    PT2175 Repti Glo 10.0/T8 48” 120cm 40W
    PT2177 Repti Glo 10.0/T10 36” 90cm 30W
    PT2178 Repti Glo 10.0/T10 48” 120cm 40W
     
  8. kronik070

    kronik070 Elite Member

  9. Justin7792

    Justin7792 Elite Member

    something like that comes with a cord to plug right into the wall?
     
  10. kronik070

    kronik070 Elite Member

    some do, some don't. they sell a cord that can easily be wired to the ones that dont come with it already
     

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