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UVB-Producing Bulbs

Specialty bulbs which produce UVB rays

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Exo Terra UVB CFLs

Available in three different intensities for your reptiles & amphibians

Exo Terra UVB 100 CFLs Exo Terra UVB 150 CFLs Exo Terra UVB 200 CFLs
UVB 100 (Tropical)
The Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 emits optimal levels of UVB, similar to that of shady environments such as rain forests or other tropical locations. Reptiles living in these habitats receive moderate UV radiation due to the climatological conditions (fairly high humidity, changes in weather, etc) that prevent unfiltered sunlight from reaching the reptile's basking site. The optimal Vitamin D3 yield index ensures vitamin D3 photosynthesis to aid calcium absorption and prevent metabolic diseases. Effective up to 15" away. Formerly called Repti-Glo 5.0.
 
UVB 150 (Desert)
The Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 has a very high UVB output similar to sunlight in deserts. These locations receive more direct sunlight, therefore desert reptiles are more exposed to UV radiation than any other type of reptile. This bulb can also be used on terrariums with denser screen covers to ensure sufficient UVB penetration. Dense screens can filter out up to 50% of the UVB rays. The high Vitamin D3 yield index ensures vitamin D3 photosynthesis to aid calcium absorption and prevent metabolic diseases. Effective up to 20" away. Formerly called Repti-Glo 10.0.
 
UVB 200 (Intense)
The Reptile UVB200 bulb is especially designed to simulate conditions for reptiles with very high UV requirements, and for very tall enclosures. These areas receive direct unfiltered sunlight with high levels of UVB. The very high Vitamin D3 yield index results in an increased vitamin D3 photosynthesis to aid calcium absorption and prevent metabolic diseases. The extended penetration makes this bulb the ideal choice for taller terrariums or for terrariums with denser screens. The UVB 200 is the best choice of the Exo Terra UVB CFLs when distance between animal & bulb will be over 20".
 
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Zoo Med ReptiSun UVB Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

The #1 Fluorescent UVB Reptile Lamp

Zoo Med Reptisun UVB CFLs
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Why we recommend Zoo Med UVB Bulbs

Zoo Med or Exo Terra UVB CFL

Zoo Med sets the standard for Reptile UVB lighting, and their user reviews are sky-high by comparison to a few other mainstream brands. Our recommendation goes a step further than that, though. While no manufacturer seems to print color temperature on their product packaging, Zoo Med's bulbs appear closer to the recommended 5000-6500K color temperature range than other brands. (Seen in the photo above) An appropriate color temperature like this one plays a big part in how naturally accurate a live vivarium will appear to the human eye. It's just an aesthetic observation, but that's important when we're working with a beautiful living environment. While many brands of UVB light will work, Zoo Med's bulbs will work and produce naturally accurate light for a live vivarium. :-)

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NEHERP Staff Note About UVB:
Ultraviolet B light is a type of radiation which assists many species in the natural creation of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 assists in strengthening bones, metabolizing calcium, and helps prevent certain problems associated with keeping reptiles in captivity. Not all Reptile species will require a UVB light, so it's important to do your research before selecting a UVB light source. It's important to note that UVB light is not necessary for plant growth or health, and should be provided only if the animal species will benefit from it! For the best information regarding your specific animal species and it's potential for requiring UVB light, we recommend Googling "(Your Species) + UVB Requirements".
NEHERP Staff Description:
Zoo Med sets the standard in herp-hobby UVB producing bulbs. A few hobbyist-driven UVB comparisons showed Zoo Med's UVB products outperformed other major brand names for UVB output, and we're big fans of the ReptiSun line at NEHERP. On a visual (not related to UVB) note,the "cool" color temperature of Zoo Med's UVB Bulbs appears to fall somewhere between our recommended range of 5000-6700K, while other brands look far more yellow (less natural) for a live vivarium environment. Rated for 5% UVB output, and 30% UVA output. If you are looking for an application-specific recommendation for your live vivarium enclosure (and a discount!), you might want to check out our Supplemental UVB Kits which are listed on our Kit Extras pages.
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For most bioactive live vivariums, a UVB light source is added as a supplement to the lighting used to illuminate the enclosure. Everything in this paragraph assumes you'll be using one of our Vivarium Lighting Kits or recommended alternatives! If your enclosure is 12-13in deep (front to back), we'd recommend using a simple 12in terrarium hood. Enclosures of these dimensions are too shallow to fit a deep dome fixture along with an appropriate vivarium lighting solution. Exo Terra and Zoo Med both have great options, and we recommend matching the fixture to your enclosure when possible. Aquariums can use either fixture brand, but Zoo Med's is thinner & easier to fit! Both Zoo Med and Exo Terra enclosures are designed to fit two of their corresponding fixtures on top, so it'll look nice and perform well! Enclosures which are 18in or deeper (front to back) can utilize a simple Deep Dome Fixture which will reflect the optimum amount of light into the enclosure while keeping costs as low as possible. For other applications, don't hesitate to reach out via email for advice! For almost all enclosures, we typically add the UVB-containing fixture towards the background where the animal is most likely to bask. Placing your plant-growth lights towards the front will also encourage plants to grow towards the viewer, which looks great once things mature.
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13W 5.0 - Effective UVB Basking Range: 5-7in
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13W 10.0 - Effective UVB Basking Range: 5-8in
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26W 5.0 - Effective UVB Basking Range: 6-10in
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26W 10.0 - Effective UVB Basking Range: 8-12in
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