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light burnt out

Discussion in 'Lizard Discussion' started by monstruo-the-tegu, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. monstruo-the-tegu

    monstruo-the-tegu Member

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    ok my monitors basking bulb burnt out and while looking for lights i found a 90w halogen floodlight would that work for a little while till tomorow
  2. Aba Zappa

    Aba Zappa New Member

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    Just make sure it doesn't make things to hot... halogens do tend to be on the toasty side. If it's replacing a MVB you'll be fine for a day or two...if it's not replacing a UVB bulb however there is no reason it can't be used as a basking bulb, heat is heat. Just be careful cause they are usually pretty hot.
  3. james.w

    james.w Active Member 5 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    How far away is the bulb from the basking spot? I was using a 45W halogen for my Salvator at about 12" away and it got temps around 140-145.
  4. monstruo-the-tegu

    monstruo-the-tegu Member

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    its like 16 inches not exact but looks that far away
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    james.w Active Member 5 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    As long as temps are good, a 90w will work, but will dry the enclosure out. [hr]
    FYI. Monitors don't need UVB.
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    Aba Zappa New Member

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    Never had a monitor was just throwing my light bulb expertise out there.