Zoo Med ReptiCare Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter, 100w
Reptiles are ectothermic ("cold-blooded"), which means that they don't produce their own body heat. Instead, they depend on external heat sources like the Sun for the heat energy that their bodies need to function properly.
The Zoo Med ReptiCare Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter produces long-wave Infrared C radiant heat, which excels at warming the air inside an enclosure and imitating the radiant heat leftover in an environment when the sun goes down. CHEs are very helpful for boosting temperatures in an enclosure that gets too cold at night without producing any distracting light.
The Zoo Med ReptiCare Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter's flat-faced design is more efficient and longer lasting than conical designs which build up excess heat internally, ultimately carbonizing the element. This device lasts up to 5 years when used properly.
Instructions for use:
Install the Zoo Med ReptiCare Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter into Zoo Med’s Wire Cage Clamp Lamp or similar. Place at one end of the enclosure (basking area) and plug in. Do not place heat emitter over glass or plexiglass. Do not allow reptile to come into contact with the heat emitter.
For optimum, safest performance, use with the Zoo Med ReptiTemp Digital Thermostat to control temperature.