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Lighting Question.

Discussion in 'Habitat Lighting' started by uromastyx, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. uromastyx

    uromastyx Well-Known Member

    Just curious. I've heard that you can use a regular buy-at-walmart incandescent bulb for heat. Is that true?
  2. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Yes they will produce heat, but it really depends on what you are heating!
  3. uromastyx

    uromastyx Well-Known Member

    I'm heating a Bearded Dragon but the enclosure is only 12"t by 36w by 18d, just like my other enclosure. Which has a 60w incandescent Zoo Med bulb and is keeping the temp perfectly. I have a a basking bulb on the other end which adds ambient heat.
  4. DragonsKeepers

    DragonsKeepers Subscribed User Premium Member

    Basking bulb should be used for basking spots. I'm confused why you have a basking bulb on your 'cool' side...did I read that right? Yes, Zoo Med sells incandescent bulbs - they are the same as any other brand of regular light bulb. If you want light without heat, fluorescent bulbs; heat and light - incandescent; heat without light - ceramic heat emitter.

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