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Non-UVB Compact Fluorescent?

Discussion in 'Habitat Lighting' started by DragonMommy, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. DragonMommy

    DragonMommy Member

    I know it is not recommended to use compact fluorescent UVB bulbs, but can a regular household compact fluorescent bulb (non-UVB) be used for heat/basking?
     
  2. lopez82

    lopez82 Elite Member

    I don't think they put out enough heat to be used for that.
     
  3. DragonMommy

    DragonMommy Member

    Didn't think of that....thanks! Just trying to lower the electric bill a bit ;)
     
  4. lopez82

    lopez82 Elite Member

    Have you looked into low wattage ceramic heat emitters?
     
  5. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    That depends on various factors, like room temp and target temp. Higher wattage CFLs actually produce a decent amount of heat, especially in actual enclosures. What species are you trying to heat?
     
  6. DragonMommy

    DragonMommy Member

    Matt, I've got 2 beardies (1 6 mos old and 1 3 yrs old), both in 40 gal enclosures; a red uromastyx in a 40 gal; a collared lizard in an 18x18x24 exo terra enclosure; and a clown agama in a 20 gal enclosure. (also have a fat tail gecko, but he doesn't need a heat lamp, as I have a UTH for him) Thanks!
     

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