Give your reptile the benefits of natural sunlight with the Exo Terra Solar Glo All in One Reptile Lamp. Reptiles require both UVA and UVB light to produce vitamin D3 which aids in the absorption and metabolization of calcium. The Exo Terra Solar Glo All in One Reptile Lamp is the choice of professional breeders as it provides the proper balance of ultraviolet light (including UVA and UVB), visual light and infrared light (heat), in one easy-to-install bulb. Exo Terra Solar Glo All in One Reptile Lamp is a full spectrum light with carefully tuned peaks to ensure appetite, activity, brilliant colors, and optimal calcium absorption.
Reptiles require both UVA and UVB light to produce vitamin D3 which aids in the absorption and metabolization of calcium
Provides the proper balance of ultraviolet light (including UVA and UVB), visual light and infrared light (heat), in one easy-to-install bulb
Provides the benefits of natural sunlight and helps prevent metabolic bone disease
Increased UVB penetration distance (+30 cm / 12”)
The choice of professional breeders for a full spectrum light with carefully tuned peaks to ensure appetite, activity, brilliant colors, and optimal calcium absorption
If the bulb is to be mounted inside the terrarium, then the minimum height is 48 inches for the 125W and 60 inches for the 160W Solar Glo. Be sure to provide enough space to allow the animal to be a minimum of 12 inches from the bulb's surface in addition to providing a temperature and UV gradient within the terrarium.
Carefully remove the bulb from its packaging, hold bulb by the base and inspect the glass envelope for any possible cracks or damage.
The Exo Terra Solar Glo must be housed in a fixture with a ceramic/porcelain base that is rated for at least the wattage of the lamp. DO NOT use a plastic socket as it is a fire hazard and will void the warranty. The Solar Glo must be mounted in a vertically oriented fixture so the bulb points straight down and NOT at an angle.
Mounting this bulb at an angle will reduce its burn life and will void any warranty.
Do not use this bulb in conjunction with a dimmer or thermostat.
This bulb is sensitive to high temperatures and vibration. Make sure that it is mounted in a place with good ventilation and where it will not be disturbed. Moving the bulb while switched ON will shorten its life and void the warranty.
Mounting Location: The Solar Glo will function best when mounted outside the terrarium where it is not exposed to extreme heat, humidity and vibration. If you must mount the bulb inside the terrarium, make sure your reptile cannot come in contact with it. If the bulb shuts off unexpectedly, a safety feature (thermal reset) has likely occurred.
Plug fixture into an electrical outlet (surge protector is recommended).The Solar Glo will take five minutes to warm up and reach its full intensity. The bulb's output will continue to change hue (or color) until it has completely warmed up.
Restarting: The Solar Glo bulb will take 15 minutes to cool down after turning off the bulb, before being restarted. This is due to a thermal reset feature intended to prevent damage due to overheating the bulb
If the Solar Glo shuts off for no apparent reason, one of the following condition may exist:
The power being supplied to your outlet is inappropriate or fluctuating. Small changes in line voltage can trip the bulb's thermal reset mechanism. If the voltage is consistently low, then the bulb will not be able to function properly. Check with your local utility or your electrician to verify your voltage. Overdriving the bulb (i.e. high voltage levels) by as little as 10% can decrease burn life by more than 50% and would void any warranty.
There is too much heat in or around the terrarium and the bulb The Solar Glo's thermal reset feature will shut the bulb off for a cool down period if it gets too hot. Using the bulb in a place or fixture that is not well ventilated can cause heat buildup. If the bulb occasionally shuts off to cool down and later restarts (usually about 15 minutes), this is normal.
I use these bulbs religiously with most of my reptiles. They have a safety feature that causes them to shut off when bumped. This allows the mercury inside to cool. Then it turns itself back on. I didn’t know this at first and thought I was just blowing through bulbs. Also they are thinner glass so be careful if you crack it off of something, like any other bulb it will break.
thing broke the same day i got it
on Dec 26, 2018
its made out of the most flimsy glass i have ever seen I dropped it on carpet and the side of edge of the end shattered
and why is it shaped like this it makes it 10x easier to break
160w bulb works great
on Sep 14, 2018
I have had zero issues with this bulb. One thing i did notice is that most pet stores carry the bulb, however they do not all carry the fixture that will handle that kind of wattage. The wrong wattage limit on the fixture will blow the bulbs out. For my setup i am using a fixture that supports this particular bulb.
Zoo Med Mini Deep Dome Lamp Fixture will not support this bulb either. Each socket maxes out at 100 watts.
Please check your fixture max wattage before plugging your bulb in otherwise you will waste alot of money.
Turns on and off
on Dec 1, 2018
My poor tortoise are not getting the light and heat they need because this lamp sucks. It turns off and on, very annoying. Will be returning.
on Dec 31, 2018
Its so nice to only have one bulb. It makes it so much easier and takes up less space too!
on Dec 15, 2018
Super bright bright bulb for my bearded dragon. Works well in a 75 gallon tall tank
Low Quality product
on Aug 9, 2018
I wouldn't recommend this bulb for the usage of someone needing it for an animal requiring high heat. Alright for a bearded dragon, but I wouldn't recommend it for an animal like an ackie monitor. As well exo-tera makes garbage reptile care items and they don't last as long as they are intended to last. I wouldn't recommend this item as a perfect solution to all and one.
Happy warm iguana
on Oct 31, 2018Top 100 Contributor
This light bulb works well and is keeping Vera the iguana very warm and happy. She also loves her new bed from Chewy!
Reptile Light All In One
on Nov 12, 2018
I've went through 2 in less then 6 months and was told they last like a year each
Didn't Even Last a Week
on Jul 4, 2018
I bought this this bulb with a new larger can light fixture less than a week ago, and the bulb blew out after only a few days of use. I was using a power surge strip as well. I tried the bulb in another light fixture and it still did not work. I tried another bulb in the new can, and it did work. (Bad bulb) Will try another kind of bulb with better reviews.