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Basking Lamps

In this category we have placed all the heating bulbs you may need to heat your terrarium and your reptiles. Maintaining the right temperature in the terrarium is very important for proper reptile health and proper vitamin metabolism

Basking Lamps for the terrarium as the main source of heat

A properly selected heating bulb allows you to obtain the ideal temperature in which your pet should live. They are used both in terrariums and in breeding birds or other animals. Basking Lamps may differ in the following characteristics

Beam width

- the term Flood, i.e. a wide beam, or Spot (narrow beam, i.e. a heat island) is often used. Use Spot if you want to get heat only in one place where the reptile is supposed to bask and FLOOD if you want to heat the entire terrarium in general.

UV rays emission

Bulbs can only emit infrared heat (no UV rays), UVA radiation, and UVB radiation (UVA is always present with UVB)

Emission of IR heat only without light

Such bulbs are most often ceramic bulbs or moon lamps. We use them when we want to warm the terrarium at night, additionally add heat without increasing the light and as an independent bulb in the terrarium.

Bulb power

Naturally, the more powerful the heating bulb, the more heat it gives. In this way, we can choose solutions by scaling them to the size of our terrarium.

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What Basking Lamp for the Terrarium


Heating bulbs, less commonly known as basking Lamp, should be carefully selected depending on the reptile species. Each of them is characterized by a different lifestyle and climatic zone of origin, and therefore has completely different requirements. Below are the most famous examples of the use of heating bulbs:

Heating Bulb for Turtle

For turtles, it is worth using VAPOR bulbs intended for them, which are the so-called 3in1 bulbs. They both emit light, heat as well as UVB and UVA rays. These types of bulbs are, for example, Mercury Vapor

Heating Bulb for an Aquatic and Terrestrial Turtle

For an aquatic turtle, you can use a UV Flood Light bulb. An example of such a bulb would be the Reptile Systems Halo Basking Spot

Heating Bulb for Agama

Due to the fact that Bearded Dragons are a desert species, the FLOOD bulb for general heating of the terrarium and an additional heat emitter to create a heat island will work here. It can be a ceramic radiator, halogen or HALO bulb from Reptile Systems. There are really many combinations.

Chameleon Heating Bulb

The Heating Bulb for Chameleon should be secured with a protective mesh, as chameleons are climbing animals and can burn their helmet from an uncovered bulb. In addition, we should guarantee the chameleons the right temperature and UVA radiation, preferably 6% for forest species or 12% for more desert species.

You will achieve good results by using a SPOT type heating bulb to create a basking area and additionally a separate light-only bulb, e.g. T5 with UV radiation or the so-called. SPIRAL if you have plantings.

However, if you don't have plants, a heating bulb, e.g. FLOOD with UV, will suffice. Of course, also take care of the general temperature in the terrarium and good ventilation for the Chameleon.

Heating Bulb for Gecko

Depending on the species and lifestyle of the gecko, we can use universal Flood bulbs with UV if we have a day species or a red / black night heating bulb, it can also be a ceramic emitter. To provide warmth at night for nocturnal species.

Heating the terrarium day and night

The terrarium heating bulb can heat both during the day and at night. Manufacturers have made sure that night light bulbs do not emit light, but heat radiation. Possibly red night bulbs are also found. The red bulb for the terrarium emits a slight red light that makes it easier to peek at our nocturnal reptile. These types of night light bulbs are also called Moon Lamps or moonlight bulbs.

Other Reptile Heating Options

It is also worth considering other options for heating the terrarium, such as heating mats or IR panels. These are also interesting solutions to which, just like light bulbs, we can attach controllers and thermostats to control the temperature in the tank. You will find all this in the "HEATING" section on our website.

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