Zoo Med Repti Tuff Splashproof Halogen Lamp, 50w
Reptiles are ectothermic ("cold-blooded"), which means that instead of producing their own body heat, they depend on external sources for warmth — like the sun. 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 Repti Tuff Splashproof Halogen Lamp is a heavy duty, splash-proof halogen basking bulb. This bulb is designed to resist shattering even if it gets splashed with water, which is a real concern with aquatic turtles and humidity-loving reptiles that require frequent misting.
This bulb does not produce UVB.
Instructions for Use:
Insert bulb into a lamp rated for 50w or more, 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. Turn on to use.
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.