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.
The Powersun bulb is better than this one! These bulbs only lasted me 3 months! That pathetic compared to the Powersun bulbs with last me a Whole Year! I wouldn’t really recommend these bulbs, they are just to fragile and don’t last long enough for the price they come at. Pay the extra $20 and get the Powersun Bulb which last 4 TIMES LONGER THAN THIS BULB!
At Long Last
on Apr 5, 2019
I have been searching for a decently priced mercury bulb for such a long time. it arrived wrapped in bubble wrap so I was confident that I would have no problems with it. The only thing I didnt think of was how Long the bulb is. I definately need to go pick up a Deep Hood for this.
Poor quality and a waste of money!
on Mar 19, 2019
The bulb constantly turns on and off as another reviewer stated. I have a few of them and they all do it. The bulb is very flimsy and they do not last close to a year as the manufacturer claims. Don't waste your money.
on Jan 23, 2019
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.
Nice and toasty
on Mar 13, 2019
I use this for our guinea pigs. It's winter and it still gets a little chilly in the house. They love it. Of course we don't use it 24/7.
Very short life
on May 16, 2019
The light worked for all of 20 mins then blew out. Very disappointed.
Awesome Light For Your Dragons !!
on Mar 23, 2019
Chewy and this product are amazing couldn't be more happier! Great prices and came working perfectly.
It burnt out after less than a month of use
on May 6, 2019
This bulb burnt out after less than a month of use.
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
Solar Glo All in one Reptile Lamp
on Mar 21, 2019
Worked well for less than a month and quit. Only use about 4 hours a day.