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full spectrum lamps help

Post by Young Phillip » Fri, 07 Jan 1994 07:43:24



hi.  does anyone have experience with fs lamps I saw advertised in the
2/94 issue of Reptiles, brand name "Chromalux" or "Reptile Lights" by
"Energfy Savers" ?  My wife and I like the idea of incandescent rather
thn UV since these bulbs apparently give off some heat too.  Feedback?

TY

 
 
 

full spectrum lamps help

Post by Jennifer E. Swoffor » Fri, 07 Jan 1994 15:45:54



Quote:
> hi.  does anyone have experience with fs lamps I saw advertised in the
> 2/94 issue of Reptiles, brand name "Chromalux" or "Reptile Lights" by
> "Energfy Savers" ?  My wife and I like the idea of incandescent rather
> thn UV since these bulbs apparently give off some heat too.  Feedback?

> TY

I ordered a couple 100 watt Chromalux bulbs, and I like them.  They
put out just as much heat as a regular 100 watt spotlight.  (I assume
so, anyways - it feels just as hot to me!)  There was a little debate
on this newsgroup a couple months ago about just how much UV it gives
off.  I don't have the answer, but it is advertised to give the right
amount for reptiles.  I wonder if anyone on RPH has found an answer to
this question?

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full spectrum lamps help

Post by Alfonso E. Urdane » Sat, 08 Jan 1994 11:51:59


Quote:
>hi.  does anyone have experience with fs lamps I saw advertised in the
>2/94 issue of Reptiles, brand name "Chromalux" or "Reptile Lights" by
>"Energfy Savers" ?  My wife and I like the idea of incandescent rather
>thn UV since these bulbs apparently give off some heat too.  Feedback?

I spoke to a reptile lighting expert who told me that Chromalux
UV emission is negligible.

Sorry.

Alfonso.
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full spectrum lamps help

Post by mds5.. » Sun, 09 Jan 1994 03:31:41



Quote:
>hi.  does anyone have experience with fs lamps I saw advertised in the
>2/94 issue of Reptiles, brand name "Chromalux" or "Reptile Lights" by
>"Energfy Savers" ?  My wife and I like the idea of incandescent rather
>thn UV since these bulbs apparently give off some heat too.  Feedback?

>TY

        I got a bulb that was suppose to be like sunlight and put it in my cage
with a tortoise.  About 2 weeks later, above the eyes and the head area turned
white/dry.This light replaced the normal everyday light bulb that was origianlly
in the cage and was purchased at a gardening/type store.
       I replaced it with the normal light bulb and it's not getting a whole
hell of a lot better, but it is not getting any worse either.

                                                Treky                                  

 
 
 

full spectrum lamps help

Post by Daniel R Cormie » Thu, 13 Jan 1994 01:32:58


When I origionally got my savannah monitor, I thought I'd use the
Chromalux incandescent bulbs, and used them for a few months, but later
on I switched to a VitaLite plus a regular incandescent for heat and I
noticed a significant improvement in the lizard's activity level and
what I consider to be his general happiness.  I think it turns out
cheaper in the long term to use this kind of setup anyway since the
Chromalux bulbs cost quite a bit.  That's just my experience, and I'm
sure that these full spectrum bulbs may be exactly what some reptiles
need, but not mine.

-Daniel Cormier