The Zoo Med ReptiSun® 5.0 is a great choice for tropical reptiles and amphibians. It features a 5% UVB output, 30% UVA output, and full spectrum lighting. The lamp utilizes a specialized UVB transmitting quartz glass for optimal UVB penetration. These cool-burning mini compact fluorescent bulbs are easy to install in standard threaded sockets and do not require a separate ballast. The lamp can be mounted either horizontally or vertically in a reptile hood or clamp lamp fixture. Its increased UVB emissions can help prevent or reverse metabolic bone disease, while the UVA promotes natural behaviors like feeding and mating. This product is a perfect fit for Mini Deep Dome Lamp Fixtures and Naturalistic Terrarium Hoods.
UVB is a vital wavelength that is naturally present in sunlight, and provides numerous benefits for nearly all reptiles. It is essential in maintaining the health and strength of your pet's bones, and contributes to various other vital functions
Instructions for Use:
To use the Zoo Med ReptiSun 5.0 Mini Compact Fluorescent, install it in a Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium Hood and position it over the basking area. This bulb is most effective for low-UVB reptiles in small arboreal (tall) terrariums at or under 18" tall or small terrestrial (wide) terrariums at or under 20" long.
It's important to note that compact fluorescent lamps have a "burn-in" period when their light and UVB output is at their highest. For the Zoo Med ReptiSun 5.0 Mini Compact Fluorescent, this period typically lasts around two weeks. Once the burn-in period has passed, you can move the lamp closer to the basking area. The product instructions provide guidance on recommended distances during and after the burn-in period.
To maintain optimal performance, replace the Zoo Med ReptiSun 5.0 Mini Compact Fluorescent every 12 months. For best results, use with a Zoo Med Digital UV Index Radiometer or Solarmeter 6.5.
Each reptile species has unique UVB requirements. It's important to research your specific species to determine the necessary UV index (UVI) in their basking area.
Size: 13 watts