Reptile T5HO 22″ Fixture & Reflector with Basking Light Assembly

 

Amazon.com Price: $79.99 (as of 10/09/2018 18:24 PST- Details)

The best fixture that we’ve ever used for our reptiles’ UVB requirements! This T5HO (high output) fixture gives superior performance because of its high output electronic ballast and its high-efficiency silver reflector. UVB is necessary for your reptile’s synthesis of vitamin D3, which is essential for the effective metabolism of dietary calcium in its bones and blood. We prefer the UVB output from linear fluorescent tubes because this way it’s possible to cover 2/3’s of the habitat area; ensuring that the reptile is benefiting from some UVB exposure as it moves about the habitat. Carolina Custom Cages is a division of Carolina Designer Dragons, Inc.
PLUS, this fixture comes with a Basking Light Assembly; the streamlined shape provides for great flexibility in locating and mounting within your reptile’s habitat; patent-pending, made in U.S.A. Improved effectiveness is achieved by being able to mount under your cage top’s screen mesh. The basking socket uses energy-efficient halogen bulbs; typically 50 watts (20L size habitats) or 75 watts (40B habitats and our Custom Cages). An adaptor is included if you want to use standard thread bulbs, NO GREATER than 75 watts.
The Reptile T5HO 22″ Fixture & Reflector with Basking Light Assembly is designed to provide basking and UVB requirements in one easy-to-mount, streamlined fixture. It comes with 2 cable ties for mounting underneath the cage top’s screen mesh; that are heat and UV-resistant. You first feed the end of the power cord in through one of the access holes in the cage top panel, or at the screen top corner for cages with lift-off tops. One zip tie goes over the end of the power cord after it is plugged into the fixture and up through the screen mesh. The second zip tie goes over the aluminum strip of the basking light assembly (NOT over the connector pins) and up through the screen mesh.

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This Reptile T5HO 22″ Fixture & Reflector is offered in 3 variations by Carolina Custom Cages; the Standard Fixture & Reflector, the Fixture & Reflector with Undermount Assembly and the Fixture & Reflector with Basking Light Assembly. All are able to be mounted underneath your cage top’s screen mesh. The third unit is able to provide for UVB and basking requirements in one streamlined fixture that is also easy-to-mount underneath your cage’s top screen mesh; patent-pending, made in U.S.A.
The best fixture that we’ve ever used for our reptiles’ UVB requirements! This T5HO (high output) fixture gives superior performance because of its high output electronic ballast and its high-efficiency silver reflector. UVB is necessary for your reptile’s synthesis of vitamin D3, which is essential for the effective metabolism of dietary calcium in its bones and blood. We prefer the UVB output from linear fluorescent tubes because this way it’s possible to cover 2/3’s of the habitat area; ensuring that the reptile is benefiting from some UVB exposure as it moves about the habitat. Carolina Custom Cages is a division of Carolina Designer Dragons, Inc.
PLUS, this fixture comes with a Basking Light Assembly; the streamlined shape provides for great flexibility in locating and mounting within your reptile’s habitat; patent-pending, made in U.S.A. Improved effectiveness is achieved by being able to mount under your cage top’s screen mesh. The basking socket uses energy-efficient halogen bulbs; typically 50 watts (20L size habitats) or 75 watts (40B habitats and our Custom Cages). An adaptor is included if you want to use standard thread bulbs, NO GREATER than 75 watts.
The Reptile T5HO 22″ Fixture & Reflector with Basking Light Assembly is designed to provide basking and UVB requirements in one easy-to-mount, streamlined fixture. It comes with 2 cable ties for mounting underneath the cage top’s screen mesh; that are heat and UV-resistant. You first feed the end of the power cord in through one of the access holes in the cage top panel, or at the screen top corner for cages with lift-off tops. One zip tie goes over the end of the power cord after it is plugged into the fixture and up through the screen mesh. The second zip tie goes over the aluminum strip of the basking light assembly (NOT over the connector pins) and up through the screen mesh.
A higher UVB output to begin with, because of the fixture’s greater efficiency, can increase the useful life of the UVB fluorescent tube. Includes power cord (with on/off switch), a GU10 to E27 adaptor and 2 Pan-Ty cable ties (made of heat-stabilized Nylon 6.6). The GU10 to E27 adaptor allows the flexibility of using a standard thread incandescent style basking bulb, NO GREATER than 75 watts. Or, if your halogen bulb should burn out and the correct wattage halogen is not readily available, you can at least use a small incandescent flood style bulb to give your reptile a basking spot until you are able to get the necessary halogen bulb. We do sell a variety of halogen bulbs on Amazon Prime, deliverable in 2 days.
This fixture with the appropriate UVB fluorescent tube is a superior addition to the habitats of bearded dragons, Rankin dragons, horned toad lizards, uromastyx, most other desert reptiles, small turtles and tortoises. Animal should be no closer than 10″ directly under the fixture and no closer than 6″ diagonally from the sides or ends of the fixture. Also, take care that your pet cannot touch the halogen basking bulb, when you arrange your habitat accessories. We do sell both the Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5HO 22″ fluorescent tube and the Zoo Med ReptiSun 5.0 UVB T5HO 22″ fluorescent tube for this fixture; plus four sizes of halogen basking bulbs, 20w, 35w, 50w and 75w.