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ZOO MED Repti Halogen 100Watt

Discussion in 'Reptile Product Reviews' started by ColdThirst, May 7, 2009.

  1. ColdThirst

    ColdThirst New Member 5 Year Member

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    I purchased this bulb from ReptileSupply.com about three months ago, And I Love it!!!

    It gets really hot with a well directed beam, I was needing something that could heat up my tegu well, from kinda far away so he couldn't reach the light.

    It works perfect and is just the thing I was wanting them to come out with.

    Also Reptile Supply has them over 50% cheaper than any local Petco or Petsmart around. It is who I use to buy all my bulbs and decor. They have never given me any problems. Also their prices are really good on everything.

    However three days after recieving the bulb, it went out... :rant
    So... I called the number on the back of the package for the bulb which was ZOOMED's customer service and I told them who and when I bought the bulb and that it went out, and the lady said "no problem, I'm shipping another one to you right now, it will be there by the end of the week, have a nice day" Sure enough that friday a new one was on my doorstep and I have had no problems since.


    So Reptile Suppy gets an A+ for fast shipping and prices
    ZOOMED Repti Halogen gets an A- for making a bad bulb
    But ZOOMED Customer Service mad up for it and got an A+ for sending me a new one ASAP that works perfect without having to send them back the old one or faxing a receipt or anything, she just said OK and sent me a new one, I really really liked that.

    Hope that helps someone :cheers
  2. DaveDragon

    DaveDragon Active Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    I use the heavy duty outdoor halogen flood lights (PAR38) from Home Depot/Lowe's/Wal-Mart. Some of them are rated for 6000 hours. And they cost less than reptile bulbs.
  3. ColdThirst

    ColdThirst New Member 5 Year Member

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    Thats what I was using and what I have wire into my cage, but the bulbs dont direct the heat well enough into a basking spot and the bulbs would not last long at all for me, and they were a pain to replace, so I switched to this set up
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    CuriousTegu760 Member 5 Year Member

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    Hey I bought a halogen flood lights (PAR38) Is this right?

    Light output:1050
    75watt.
  5. DaveDragon

    DaveDragon Active Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    That's what I use. 75 & 90W. Look at the hour rating. Some are 2500, 4000 & 6000 hour rated.
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    CuriousTegu760 Member 5 Year Member

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    Its 2500. Why does that matter? Makes it last longer?
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    DaveDragon Active Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    The 6000's cost a little more but they should last twice as long.
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    CuriousTegu760 Member 5 Year Member

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    Alright thanks.
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    CuriousTegu760 Member 5 Year Member

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    One more thing Dave. I have it in a 4x2x2. It seems to making the cage kinda hot, my tegu seems to want out lately. Its in 85 inside.
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    DaveDragon Active Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    85 on the cool side? What's the basking temp? What's the room temp? You might need to raise the basking area and go with a slightly smaller bulb.

    There the new Halogena bulbs that more efficient (less wattage for the same light output), maybe they put out slightly less heat. I've got one but I haven't compared them.
  11. CuriousTegu760

    CuriousTegu760 Member 5 Year Member

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    I have a tempgun. Do I measure the ground temps for the cool side? The light are off right now so I won't be able to check till tomorrow. My hot side was from 105 to 115. I'm trying to work on that to make it less hot. I took out her basking rock and moved mulch around. My room temps are always cool 78 or lower. I was using the Halogena bulb you were talking. But it went out randomly the other day, so I ran to Walmart and got the bulb I have now. I'm gonna have to order another regardless because this one seems to hot for this caging.
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    Jer723 New Member 5 Year Member

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    as for the zoo med bulb that started this thread, i use it also and it works very well keeping my basking in the right range, and it wasnt too pricey either and should last a while, i also reccomend it if your bent on getting a reptile bulb.
  13. CuriousTegu760

    CuriousTegu760 Member 5 Year Member

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    She's been peeing and pooping a lot around my room, not sure if that's related but I really hate cleaning that up. lol