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Fluker's incandescent light bulbs provide the radiant heat (infrared light) that reptiles need. Reptiles are ectothermic and depend on their environmental temperature to regulate their core body temperature. If a reptile is not provided an appropriate environmental temperature range (ETR) it may be predisposed to chronic infections. Because ETR's vary from specie to species, ask your pet professional to review available literature for guidance in determining the appropriate ETR for your pet. Fluker's has provided an easy-to-read reference table to simplify bulb selection based on the distance the bulb will be placed from the reptile.
The sun produces three primary types of light: ultraviolet, visible, and infrared. Ultraviolet (UV) light helps in regulating behavior and stimulating Vitamin D production in reptiles. Visible light is the spectrum of light that allows humans and animals to see within our environment. Fluker's 5.0 UVB and 10.0 UVB Sun Glow Coil Bulbs generate both UV and visible light and should be used in combination with the Fluker's incandescent light bulbs to mimic natural sunlight.
DIRECTIONS: Gently fasten the Fluker's incandescent bulb intoa Fluker Clamp Lamp or Hood or any UL approved incandescnet fixture. do not plug light fixture into an electrical socket until bulb is fastened firmly to fixture. Place light fixture outside of reptiles's enclosure. NEVER place the light fixture inside the enclosure. Reptiles can develop life-threatening thermal burns from contact with an exposed light bulb. Multiple incandescent lights may be required to establish an appropriate ETR. A Fluker's thermometer can be used to monitor temperature within the reptile's environment. Reptile behavior is directly tied to photoperiiod (light cycle), so it is important to provide appropriate intervals o flight and darkness. Fluker's recommenda a 12-hour day/ 12-hour night light cycle. A Fluker's Daytime bulb should be used during the daytime cycle.