The award-winning, industry standard UVB lamp for reptiles. A full 5% UVB output allows vitamin D3 synthesis to occur naturally, preventing or reversing Metabolic Bone Disease and other health problems in Turtles and Tortoises, Bearded Dragons, Iguanas, and all other diurnal reptiles. The ReptiSun® 5.0 is effective for UVB induced photo conversion of vitamin D3 in reptile’s skin at distances up to 12″. Accept no substitutes; get the original reptile UVB lamp – Zoo Med’s ReptiSun® 5.0!
High Quality bulbs made in Germany.
|Item Number: FS-18
|Bulb: 18″ T8
|Watts: 15 w
|Item Number: FS-24
|Bulb: 24″ T8
|Watts: 17 w
|Item Number: FS-36
|Bulb: 36″ T8
|Watts: 25 w
|Item Number: FS-48
|Bulb: 48″ T8
|Watts: 32 w
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Can I use the rheostat/thermostat with a Reptisun, Avian Sun or Power Sun UV?
A: These lamps need specific line voltages; they cannot be used with dimmers/rheostats.
Q: Does this lamp emit UVB?
A: Yes! This lamp provides the full visible spectrum as well as UVA and UVB. What is UVB and why does my reptile need it?
Q: Does this lamp provide heat?
A: No. This lamp emits UVA and UVB without heat!
Q: How often should this lamp be replaced?
A: This lamp will provide optimum levels of UVB for 12 months so it should be replaced once a year.
Q: How far away should this lamp be from my animal?
A: This lamp should be placed 12 inches from your animals basking site.
Q: How long should I leave this lamp on each day?
A: This lamp should be on for 10 – 12 hours a day to maintain your animals day and night cycle.
“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).”