Emits UVB a full 20″/51cm from the surface of the lamp to prevent or reverse Metabolic Bone Disease. (Compared to 12″/30cm on the ReptiSun® 5.0). Optimal for use with larger terrariums where greater than 12″ of UVB penetration is needed. The ReptiSun® 10.0 is also recommended for use above screen covers which can filter out up to 50% of the UVB wavelengths.
- 10% UVB
- 30% UVA
- High quality bulbs made in Germany.
|Item Number: OS-18
|Bulb: 18″ T8
|Watts: 15 w
|Item Number: OS-24
|Bulb: 24″ T8
|Watts: 17 w
|Item Number: OS-36
|Bulb: 36″ T8
|Watts: 25 w
|Item Number: OS-48
|Bulb: 48″ T8
|Watts: 32 w
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Does this lamp emit UVB?
A: Yes! This lamp provides the full visible spectrum as well as UVA and UVB.
Q: How far away should this lamp be from my animal?
A: This lamp should be placed 20 inches from your animals basking site.
Q: How should I dispose of this lamp?
A: You should check with your local waste company or visit www.lamprecycle.org.
“Recently, the zoo’s reptile keepers ran some tests in order to measure the UVB output of fluorescent lamps (bulbs) used in some of the exhibits and holding cages… Using a UVB meter, the staff found that the Zoo Med ReptiSun® 10.0 High Output UVB Lamp provided high levels of UVB, with the Zoo Med ReptiSun® 5.0 UVB Lamp being valuable in some situations as well.
The Staten Island Zoo currently uses the Zoo Med 10.0 High Output UVB Lamp with a number of lizards, including such sensitive species as the Crevice Spiny Swift (Sceloporus poinsetti) and the Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum).”
– Frank Indiviglio (The Pet Place Blog)