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Exo Terra Repti-Glo 2.0 Compact Fluorescent Full Spectrum Terrarium Lamp, 26-Watt (Natural Light)

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Product ID: 670907

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Description

  • Ideal spectrum for all reptiles and amphibians
  • Stimulates appetite, activity and reproductive behavior through UVA radiation
  • High visual light output
  • Recommended in combination with Repti-Glo 5.0 or Repti-Glo 10.0, depending on the reptile's requirements
  • High Color Rendering Index of 98 (CRI) - 6700 Kelvin
  • Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting Without the sun’s energy, all life on earth would cease to exist. It is by the
    sun’s energy that all life forces are driven. Although the sun and its light are very complex, there are only three
    elements of light that are important and easily reproducible for reptile husbandry: ultraviolet light, visible light and
    infrared light. In order to create these three biological aspects of sunlight artificially, Exo Terra has developed
    several specialized lights to be used in the natural terrarium or aqua-terrarium setting. It is important to know that
    it is almost impossible to accommodate all of these needs in a single light source, a combination of different light
    sources is necessary in most cases. The table below will help you make the right lighting choice.

    Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting

    Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
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    The most important feature of a Repti-Glo fluorescent bulb is its ability to emit UVB light (ultraviolet B), a
    component of sunlight. Not all reptiles or terrarium animals need the same amount of UVB radiation. A rainforest animal
    may require less UVB than a desert animal, nocturnal activity versus daylight activity also is a factor. The distance
    from the bulb to the animal is equally important. The further the animal is away from the bulb the lower the UVB
    radiation, the closer the animals are to the bulb the higher the levels of UVB.

    Exo Terra’s fluorescent bulbs are classified according to their percentage of UVB output. The Repti Glo 2.0 emits very
    little UVB light (2%), in most cases not sufficient for vitamin D3 synthesis. For tropical and sub-tropical reptiles, 5%
    bulbs (Repti Glo 5.0) are perfectly adequate, provided they are correctly positioned on the terrarium, the bulb is
    changed regularly, and the number of hours of exposure is sufficient. 10-12 hours daily has proven to be a satisfactory
    exposure level for most species. Animals living in deserts, which are areas with high UVB levels, should be exposed to
    10% UVB bulbs (Repti Glo 10.0).

    It is equally important to know that in fluorescent bulbs the more visible light emitted from the bulb the lower the
    UVB radiation. The Repti Glo 2.0 is a brighter bulb than the Repti Glo 10.0 bulb.

    Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting
    Why Compact Fluorescent?
    The advantage of the Exo Terra Repti-Glo Compact Fluorescent bulb is its size and the fact that it is self-ballasted. A
    regular screw fitting is sufficient to operate these bulbs. The spiral shape of the bulb enables vertical or horizontal
    mounting without compromising performance.

    Repti Glo 2.0
    The Exo Terra Repti Glo 2.0 is a general light source with a high visual light output and a very high color rendering
    index (CRI), but a lower 2% UVB radiation. This bulb is suitable for snakes, amphibians, frogs, toads, salamanders and
    nocturnal animals. Plants will thrive under this light as well. It is also a perfect complementary light to a second
    higher UVB bulb to boost visual light in the terrarium.

    Repti Glo 5.0
    The Exo Terra Repti Glo 5.0 has a moderate to high 5% UVB output, similar to that of shady environments such as rain
    forests and other tropical locations. Reptiles living in these habitats receive less UV radiation because of the many
    climate and habitat conditions that prevents direct sunlight from reaching them or their basking areas.

    Repti Glo 10.0
    The Exo Terra Repti Glo 10.0 has a very high 10% UVB output similar to that associated with desert environments. Desert
    locations receive more direct sunlight than any other because of fewer clouds, less air humidity and no plants or trees
    to provide shade. Therefore desert reptiles are exposed to more UV radiation than any other type of reptile. This bulb
    can also be used on screened terrariums or terrariums with dense screen covers to ensure UVB penetration. Screens can
    filter out as much as 50% of the UVB rays.

    Bulb Detail Breakdown
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    Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting

    Repti Glo 2.0
    The Exo Terra 2.0 Compact Fluorescent Bulbs comes in two wattages - 13 Watts and 26 Watts.

    * Ideal spectrum for all reptiles and amphibians.

    * Stimulates plant growth

    * High visual light output

    * Stimulates appetite, activity and reproductive behavior through UVA radiation

    * High Color Rendering Index of 98 (CRI)

    * 6700 Kelvin Color temperature

    * Recommended in combination with Repti Glo 5.0 or Repti Glo 10.0

    Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting
    Repti Glo 5.0
    The Exo Terra 5.0 Compact Fluorescent Bulbs comes in two wattages - 13 Watts and 26 Watts.

    * Ideal for all tropical and sub-tropical reptiles

    * High UVB output

    * Effective up to 30 cm (12”)

    * Provides necessary UVB rays for optimal calcium metabolism

    * Stimulates appetite, activity and reproductive behavior through UVA radiation

    * Recommended in combination with Repti Glo 2.0 for a higher visual light output

    Repti Glo 10.0
    The Exo Terra 10.0 Compact Fluorescent Bulbs comes in two wattages - 13 Watts and 26 Watts.

    * Ideal for all desert dwelling reptiles

    * Ultra High UVB output

    * Effective up to 20 inches (50 cm)

    * Provides necessary UVB rays for optimal calcium metabolism

    * Recommended for use with screened terrariums; terrariums with dense screen covers (screens can filter out UVB rays)

    * Recommended in combination with Repti Glo 2.0 for a higher visual light output

    Comparison of Exo Terra Light Sources
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    Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting

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