Komodo Reptile Basking Lamp - Heat, Light and UVB Combined
The Komodo D3 UV Basking lamp is a high performance E27 (screw fit) lamp providing UVB, UVA visible light and heat all from a single lamp. These lamps are particularly suited to being fitted inside large wooden vivaria and over mesh topped Terraria.
Reptile must not be closer then 20cm to the heat lamp, for safety.
Reptiles such as tortoises, bearded dragons, blue tongued skinks, geckos, frilled lizards, agamids and other lizard species would receive high levels of UVB direct from the sun in the wild, and need this to synthesize Vitamin D3 which is important for healthy growth and bone development (largely to prevent metabolic bone disease), and this needs to be recreated in their vivarium or terrarium using a high strength lamp.
Diurnal reptiles which are out and about in the daytime, also require UVA light, to see colours and patterns, and they benefit from this important part of the sunlight spectrum.
In addition, many reptiles and amphibians require a heat spot for basking, in order to regulate their temperature.
This bulb can cater for all three of these requirements in a single lamp, hence the increased price. Reptiles can bask and at the same time become fully energised with heat and Ultra Violet.
Reptiles have to be given the ability to self regulate their exposure between heat, light and UV and cool and shade. The D3 cycle is dependent on this, so if the footprint of a lamp is limited as this spot source lamp is, then the usable emission zone is in turn limited. So please note that some reptiles, especially in vivaria larger then 24", will still also benefit from a linear T8 or T5 UV lamp, to open up the usable photogradient available.
- Heat, light and UVA and UVB all in one
- 35 degree beam angle for wide basking area
- Mercury vapour lamp technology
- E27 screw fitting
- Important for the health and development of reptiles
- Helps to synthesize vitamin D3
- Helps prevent Metabolic Bone Disease
- Stimulates breeding
- Infrared rays
- Can be used alongside linear reptile lamp
|Model||Wattage||Energy Rating||Dimensions (Height x Diameter)|
|80w||80w||B||135 x 95mm|
|125w||125w||B||150 x 115mm|
|160w||160w||B||150 x 115mm|
TIP: When using a reflector dome with the Komodo solar D3 basking bulb the light output is increased.