The people giving this a 1 star are most likely using a bulb with wattage that is too high for the fixture they have, which causes the bulb to be underpowered and burn out within a few hours, to a few days. Just get the exact wattage for your fixture or lower, and it should last the standard 2400 hours they're designed to.
I used this for my tortoises and it keeps them super warm! I leave the light on all day/night and so far has lasted me 7 months.
I got the 150 watt bulb and it kept my tank the same temperature my 100 watt bulbs do. Also it burnt out in a month.
I purchased this bulb on sale ( buy 2 get 1 free) and it works really well for my baby tortoise. He loves to bask under this light, and when combined with the undertank heater, provides enough heat for digestion and growth.
They have been lasting pretty good. I have the same day bulbs in all 3 tanks from 3 months ago and now I have 3 extras since it was buy 2 get 1 free. So very happy. Especially since I'm a worry wart. Makes it less worry to have those bc heat bulbs are very important
I just ordered it 3 days ago and the bulb already went out.
I didn’t get my bulb for a good 6 hours after saying delivery because of no fault too chewy and in panic because my bearded dragon had no heat for a week at that point I messaged and they immediately sent out another love this site and the people that run it! Always fast and trust worthy!!
I bought three of these. I checked all of them when they arrived to make sure that they worked and they did. Within one week two of them burnt out. Even when they work, the terrarium doesn't get warmer than 85°, and that's with a red light on at the same time. I'm comparing this to another brand that gets the terrarium up to 98°, which is what we need for the basking spot for our bearded dragon. I cannot recommend these as a reliable heat/light source. Thank you, Chewy, for giving me a refund!
I got my bulb today and installed it. It looked great and was working fine, but a few hours later and it was dead. I checked to make sure it wasn’t the fixture- I put the bulb in another holder. Nope, bulb was completely burned out
Bart is our 11 year old dragon who we got as a rescue at age 2. He’s always preferred higher temps that what most dragons typically want so I got this bulb for his 40 gallon tank. I was tired of the floodlight basking lamps burning out all the time (taking our lights off the timer helped but still had burning out issues). This bulb gives nice light and keeps him adequately warm so I’m quite happy with it! Can’t comment on the longevity yet but so far he basks happily and isn’t stretching to try and get as high up as possible so I’d say it’s hot enough.