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Zoo Med T8 ReptiSun 5.0 UVB Fluorescent Reptile Lamp, 24-in

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Description

T8 ReptiSun 5.0 is an award winning, industry standard, UVB lamp for reptiles. A full 5% UVB output allows vitamin D3 synthesis to occur naturally, preventing or reversing MBD and other health problems in turtles and tortoises, Bearded Dragons, Iguanas, and all other diurnal reptiles. The T8 ReptiSun 5.0 is effective for UVB induced photo conversion of vitamin D3 in reptiles skin at distances up to 12".

Key Benefits
  • 5% UVB helps to prevent or reverse metabolic bone disease in reptiles
  • 30% UVA helps to increase activity levels, appetite, and reproductive behavior
  • Strengthens and improves shell growth in all captive turtles and tortoises
  • Eliminates the risk of Vitamin D3 overdose
  • Beneficial to the psychological well being of reptiles and amphibians
Precautions

HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS: Lamp contains mercury. Manage in accord with disposal laws.

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  • Item Number
    99025
  • Reptile Type
    Aquatic Turtle, Frog & Newt, Lizard, Snake, Tortoise
Instructions

The ReptiSun® 5.0 is effective for UVB induced photo conversion of vitamin D3 in reptile’s skin at distances up to 12?.

FAQ

Can I use the rheostat/thermostat with a Reptisun, Avian Sun or Power Sun UV?

These lamps need specific line voltages; they cannot be used with dimmers/rheostats.

Does this lamp emit UVB?

Yes! This lamp provides the full visible spectrum as well as UVA and UVB. What is UVB and why does my reptile need it?

Does this lamp provide heat?

No. This lamp emits UVA and UVB without heat!

How often should this lamp be replaced?

This lamp will provide optimum levels of UVB for 12 months so it should be replaced once a year.

How far away should this lamp be from my animal?

This lamp should be placed 12 inches from your animals basking site.

How long should I leave this lamp on each day?

This lamp should be on for 10 – 12 hours a day to maintain your animals day and night cycle.

A Walk on the Wild Side

Zoo Med makes it their mission to provide reptiles and other exotic pets with the very best food, supplements and habitats. This company of passionate hobbyists knows that not all pets are furry with four paws and offers a true understanding of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Whether you're new to reptile care and fishkeeping or are an experienced breeder, Zoo Med covers it all.

A Walk on the Wild Side

An Exotic Diet for an Exotic Pet

When it comes to your pet's dinner, the menu consists of worms, crickets and snails galore. Zoo Med offers a wide range of nutritious and tasty food to feed every exotic pet a special diet that's made just for them.

Turtles and Tortoises

Turtles and Tortoises: From treats to whole diets, Zoo Med provides a nutritional boost to fit any turtle or tortoise want or need.

Lizards

Lizards: For pets like bearded dragons, there's a selection of tasty options, including cans of mealies, grasshoppers and caterpillars and complete pellet diets.

Fish

Fish: Your tropical fish enjoys a treat every now and then, and Zoo Med offers a tasty variety to choose from.

Frogs

Frogs: Including high-protein, sinking pellets that mimic what frogs would eat in the wild, this frog food is just what you need to keep your amphibian jumping.

Give Him an Extra Boost

Give Him an Extra Boost

Because any pet could benefit from a little extra care, Zoo Med makes supplements that will help fortify your exotic pet's health and environment. Feeding him a supplement, in addition to his healthful meal, can be the extra step that it takes to keep your frog, lizard, turtle or fish happy and healthy.

Rest, Relax and Thrive

Every exotic pet needs a place to call their own, and Zoo Med makes it easy to keep them comfortable and thriving.

Lighting

Lighting

Mimic the true feel of a tropical or desert climate with lighting that gives reptiles the warmth of a natural habitat. The selection includes long-lasting bulbs that require minimal maintenance and infrared lights that won't disturb sleep patterns.

Bedding

Bedding

With bedding made from renewable sources like coconut husks that allow animals to burrow and nest as they would in the wild, consider Zoo Med your source to create a home within your home.

About Zoo Med

About Zoo Med

Since 1977, Zoo Med has been manufacturing products for reptiles, amphibians, birds and aquatic pets. Led by experience and dedication, they provide truly innovative products, with an emphasis on efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. At Zoo Med, they are never satisfied with the status quo, which is why they constantly strive to bring the latest and greatest options right into the homes of the pet lovers that need them.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Messed up box, bulb doesnt work

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    I've received my box on time however it was messed up. I didn't think much of it but when I placed the bulb in, nothing happened. I reversed it, flipped it, nothing worked. So now I have no uvb for my Uromastyx.

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    Not a lamp

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    It's just the tube. I searched everywhere on this listing to try and make sure I knew I was getting a lamp, because I needed one. Now my bearded dragon will need to wait to get her uvb. You should probably make it clearer.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Missing item size detail in description (T8 or T5)

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    Chewy does not specify the size of the bulb is T8. I should have looked closer or not bought this. T8 is the traditional standard size of lightbulb for reptile habitats but more recently T5 size fixtures are available online--I have a T5 fixture. Zoo Med makes T5 lightbulbs and many online retailers carry the T5 and T8 bulbs. Chewy does not state which size they carry. I ordered this by mistake, thinking I had finally found the T5 size bulbs I wanted. Wrong. If Chewy had put more of the import size details of the bulk in the item description. Sure, its my fault for buying before I was certain I had found the correct item, but it is also Chewy's fault for not including the bulb size (not talking Chewy does not specify the size of the bulb is T8. I should have looked closer or not bought this. T8 is the traditional standard size of lightbulb for reptile habitats but more recently T5 size fixtures are available online--I have a T5 fixture. Zoo Med makes T5 lightbulbs and many online retailers carry the T5 and T8 bulbs. Chewy does not state which size they carry. I ordered this by mistake, thinking I had finally found the T5 size bulbs I wanted. Wrong. If Chewy had put more of the import size details of the bulk in the item description. Sure, its my fault for buying before I was certain I had found the correct item, but it is also Chewy's fault for not including the bulb size (not talking about length) when most other online retailers do include that detail. I would not have ordered from Chewy at all if I had know this was coming. Extremely disappointing online shopping experience. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price!

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    I try to always get my uvb strips from chewy as they have the best price for the size!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    UVB Light for Reptile

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    Our turtle needs a UVB light to maintain it's proper health. The light fits perfect and the shipping and cost were fantastic! All came in perfect condition.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Russian Tortoise Caretaker

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    This ZOOMED REPTISUN 5.0 UVB F18T8/REPT no longer ignites after five months of service. Looking to replace it, it's not even available for purchase anywhere. Now I have to change the fixture to accommodate a compact fluorescent bulb? Very disappointing.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Turtle light

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    Light bulb went out after 2 days but I contacted chewy and they sending me another one hopefully this one will last

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect and affordable!

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    I have never recieved a broken one from Chewy, always packed well and works like it is supposed to!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect and arrived on time

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    Item is exactly what I ordered and arrived on time.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    leopard gecko

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    This works just know if you have a leopard gecko keep the light on for 30 min in the morning and 30 min at night and later after a month 2 hours in the morning and at night

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