Zoo Med Professional Series Dimmable Clamp Lamp
Reptiles are ectothermic, which means that instead of producing their own body heat, they depend on external sources like the sun for warmth. This heat energy is used to digest their food, maintain bodily function, and stay generally healthy. Since reptiles don't produce their own heat, we must provide the heat they need with heat lamps.
The Zoo Med Professional Series Dimmable Clamp Lamp is an all-in-one solution for controlling the heat and/or light output of reptile bulbs. The inline dimmer switch allows you to adjust from off to full power and anything in between! Plus, the heavy duty ceramic socket can handle up to 150 watts.
Dimming gives you the power to more precisely control your reptile's temperature gradient. Turn heat bulbs down on a hot day and back up on a cool day or change temperatures seasonally without changing bulbs.
Maximum bulb wattage: 150w
Lamp diameter: 8.5"
Instructions for Use:
Insert bulb and ensure it is securely screwed into the socket. Plug cord into outlet and/or timer as needed and test on/off switch, and ensure that the bulb turns on. Place on top of the mesh screen covering your terrarium, ensuring that you have the fixture above the basking area on the extreme right or left of the enclosure to create a healthy temperature gradient. Turn on, using the dimmer dial to adjust bulb output to desired basking temperature.
For best results, use the Zoo Med ReptiTemp Digital Infrared Thermometer to measure the temperature at your pet's basking area to make sure they are getting the right temps for their needs.