Discussion in 'Herp Help' started by Shane Brown, Oct 21, 2018.
how long do your lights last as mine just blew after about 2 months
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
Ok thanks, how long roughly would you say a reptile one 50 watt light would last? (If you would know).
No idea sorry
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),
Just make sure u still have a heat gradient
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.
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.
Not necessarily true. Many 'new' herpers get caught up in the 'Infra Red reptile light scam'. Nothing wrong with using std globes, party globes are commonly used as are the phillips brand reflector globes.
I use cheap as chips Phillips party globes in my incubators. They last 6 months + easy.
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
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