UV Light Bulbs

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I've heard that only florescent bulbs can emit UVA and UVB, is this true? Do incandescent bulbs do anything besides provide heat? What are some good brands of bulbs?
 

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I LOVE this bulb. Yes they are more but its worth it for those who are stuck inside with no direct natural sun light.
If the bulb doesnt state UVB it will not have it. UVB helps reptiles with calcium absorbtion.
I buy MegaRay.
http://www.reptileuv.com/
 

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I use Reptiglo or Reptisun for my UVB light, it is a tube light.
and i use a bog-standard house bulb with a tinfoil shade, or i use a SPOT light that hangs down to provide heat.

Apart from that, you can buy (expensive) UVB and Basking/UVA lights.
 

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I do have a couple of Reptisun however I have MANY torts and all the plug ins become hard to handle. The electric bill in the winter can be a killer. I use the MegaRay because its the heat and UVB in one plug.
 

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for folks who think these bulbs might not matter, it makes a HUGE noticeable difference in activity and appetite. not to mention all the long term benefits and overall health.
 

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what do you guys think of the Powersun UV lighting? i have only been using it for about a month, but so far i really like it. this also provides UV and heat all in one.
 
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