How long do your heating lights last?

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  1. Shane Brown

    Shane Brown New Member

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    how long do your lights last as mine just blew after about 2 months
     
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    Depending who or where u get them from, they can last from a month for cheap brands to 10-12 or longer months for good brands

    It works out cheaper to buy a bunch of cheaper bulbs
     
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    Ok thanks, how long roughly would you say a reptile one 50 watt light would last? (If you would know).
     
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    No idea sorry
     
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    That’s alright. I just wanted to know so then. Have a rough idea on when to get a new light. I had to ask how long lights normall lasted because mine just blew for my Stimson python (I now have a Dyson fan blowing at the tank),
     
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    Just make sure u still have a heat gradient
     
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    You need to use a surge protector on most lamps, especially UV emitting ones. Power brown outs and minor surges will greatly reduce their life. Prior to using surge protectors I was replacing basking lamps every 2 weeks to 2 months, now with surge protection, I get 12-14 months easy.
     
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    Depends, are you are running it on an on/off or a dimming thermostat or none.

    With a dimming thermostat globes last a lot longer.
     
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    I use cheap as chips Phillips party globes in my incubators. They last 6 months + easy.
     
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    My Reptile One 50watt bulbs last around 10 months. I did find using with thermostat made them blow quicker.
    I just buy in bulk off ebay way cheaper then Petshops

    Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
     

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