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    Question does red cellophane over a light cage the same as infra red? not disturbing the snake

    hello all
    i have what i think is called a gu10 (light fitting the one thats not a screw in bulb) and my question is
    because snakes cannot see the red spectrum of light(correct me if im wrong here please!)if i could use some red cellophane over the light cage to produce a red spectrum light so as not to disturb the snake during the night and provide heat during the night aswell
    any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Just buy red bulbs

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    There have been a few discussions on here about red lights. As far as I know, there is no proof that they can't see red. If you want no light then I'd suggest painting the globes black with a heat proof paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrightpython View Post
    Just buy red bulbs
    thanks for the quick reply
    all the ones i can find are LED?
    can they be used as im worried they will not put out enough heat
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6Hajime6Saito6 View Post
    thanks for the quick reply
    all the ones i can find are LED?
    can they be used as im worried they will not put out enough heat
    LED lights don't put out any heat. That's why they are so efficient
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    Quote Originally Posted by saximus View Post
    There have been a few discussions on here about red lights. As far as I know, there is no proof that they can't see red. If you want no light then I'd suggest painting the globes black with a heat proof paint.
    thanks for the info
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    Cellofain will melt mate.. And how can u not find red bulbs? Ebay ?
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    Ceramic bulbs are great for heating with no light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saximus View Post
    LED lights don't put out any heat. That's why they are so efficient
    oh ok thanks very much saximus ill have to look into heat resistant paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Carnelian View Post
    Ceramic bulbs are great for heating with no light.
    its not a screw in fitting its a weird one with small prongs a gu10 i think its called otherwise i would've brought
    them lol

    Quote Originally Posted by jonez View Post
    Cellofain will melt mate.. And how can u not find red bulbs? Ebay ?
    lol i mean cellophane around the outside of a cage light!! lol
    and what i written up at the top it is a gu10 fitting i havent found any that are gu10 fitting
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    Are they halogen downlights that your using?? Guessing it is if gu10. Try a lighting shop for gu10 red globes. Just googled gu10 red bulb and found some straight away
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    lol this is a gu10 light bulb i am talkin aboutAttachment 261124

    Quote Originally Posted by dangles View Post
    Are they halogen downlights that your using?? Guessing it is if gu10. Try a lighting shop for gu10 red globes. Just googled gu10 red bulb and found some straight away
    yes halogen downlights thank you lol i didnt know what the proper name for it sorry
    lol i typed in gu10 red bulbs an all i got was led ones figures...lol
    thanks for you r help

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    its greatly appreciated
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    Snakes can see the red spectrum in light,.
    why do u want to dull the light? Is it for night?

    Canines can't see the red spectrum of light.

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    Probably easier to switch the fitting to an E27, and then buy a night glow bulb (purple / black). They put out a lot less light than the red ones.

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    [QUOTE=ZsaZsaGaboa;2228881]Probably easier to switch the fitting to an E27, and then buy a night glow bulb (purple / black). They put out a lot less light than the red ones.[/QUOT
    if i could switch the fitting then i would have already done so.....stoopid store bought reptile tanks.... cant change the fitting!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AllAnimalia View Post
    Snakes can see the red spectrum in light,.
    why do u want to dull the light? Is it for night?

    Canines can't see the red spectrum of light.
    lol infra red lights lol snakes cant notice it....
    also Their retinas lack a specific "red receptor" in the choroid layer of the retina

    lol the red spectrum of light is not really that noticeable by snakes say compared to a dasylight bulb
    i have my coastal; 24/7 on a n infrared light and he seems fine but i was lucky it had a e27 fitting...
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    Humans can't see infra red light either,... So how would you know if it's an infrared?
    those infrared light heaters are just red light... And the reptiles can see it,

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