Zilla T8 Reptile Strip Desert Light Fixture, 24-in

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About This Item

  • Light fixture that provides heat and lighting for your reptile buddy.
  • Features a compact and lightweight design for easy installation.
  • Simulates natural daylight to fulfill the photo-biological requirement of desert reptiles.
  • Produces 50 microwatts of UVB to promote proper calcium absorption and bone growth.
  • Includes an energy-efficient electronic ballast for instant-on with a no flicker start.

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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions


Does this good come with a bulb and will it work for a aquatic turtle? He’s a red eared slider turtle
Answer by ChewyDec 30, 2021
This fixture is compatible with T8 bulbs that are 18 inches long. It includes the compatible Desert 50 UVB, T8 Fluorescent Bulb. This light fixture simulates natural daylight to fulfill the photo-biological requirement of desert reptiles, it would not be recommended for aquatic turtles.

Will there need to be another heat source like a basking light or will this be enough for breaded dragon?
Answer by ChewyMar 18, 2022
It is important to create a thermal gradient (a warm side and a cool side) in the cage/enclosure. This can be done with an appropriately sized Zilla Heat Mat adhered to the bottom of the tank on one side and proper lighting. Ideal temperatures for Bearded Dragons range from 75-80°F on the cool side and 85-95°F on the warm side. Provide a 100-110 F basking area on the warm side. Bearded Dragons also require UVB lighting to thrive and be healthy. Using a Zilla Heat & UVB Fixture with a Zilla 50W Mini Halogen bulb and a Zilla Desert Series 50 UVB Bulb will provide the correct heat and UVB needed for your Bearded Dragon. Without UVB, Bearded Dragons can develop Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) resulting in deformations and eventual death. Make sure to place the light over the side with the heat mat to help create that warm side of the thermal gradient.

I bought a 24’m 610 17 Watts T8, can this fit in this fixture?
Answer by ChewyOct 13, 2021
This fixture is compatible with T8 bulbs that are 18 inches long. It includes the compatible Desert 50 UVB, T8 Fluorescent Bulb.

How far away should this light be from my tortoise?
Answer by ChewyAug 17, 2021
It is recommended to place it 12-16 inches away.


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18 Customer Reviews



Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Chance on Oct 12, 2021

Not a good quality

Only after 2 weeks it's stopped working. I went to the pet store bought a new light bulb and it still would not work.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SEV9 on Jun 15, 2021

Don't Do It

This light is a piece of junk. It would only stay on if we were actively pushing the bulb in; as soon as we let go and flipped it over onto our bearded dragon's tank it turned off. Off/on/off/on, so frustrating. It's cheap plastic and clearly doesn't have a great connection to the bulb. I ended up buying a fixture from Home Depot and purchasing the ReptiSun 10.0 T8 bulb here instead. Don't buy this!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Elena on Mar 26, 2021

Good for the price

The product description is misleading, the bulb ONLY produces UVB, no heat. Some reviews said the bulb was not producing UVB so I tested and the bulb I got IS working correctly and producing UVB. However, the light does not penetrate very far down, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend this for a bearded dragon, or anything in a large tank. I use this for my emerald swift, as he's in a 20 gallon long tank and the lightweight fixture is good for the smaller tank.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Nice on Mar 24, 2021

Would recommend

It’s very very good looking I have it over my 40 gallon tap my beardie need a new fixture, it comes with a light a bit flicker-y, but overall very nice


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By jday on Apr 23, 2021

misleading don’t buy

The sizes aren’t correct and the lamp does NOT produce any heat! I’m going to return this immediately


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By dang on Feb 12, 2021

items don't go together!

It would be great if the lamp was sized to fit the bulb. The lamp takes an 18" bulb. The bulb in the kit (frequently bought together) was for a 24" lamp. Go figure.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer on Sep 22, 2020

Waste of money

I purchased this light fixture for my Russian tortoise's enclosure. I assumed that the bulb would produce UV as stated, so I mounted it in the enclosure. After several hours, I used my UV meter to see how far/close it needed to be to the substrate to be beneficial. The UV meter read 0%! There is absolutely NO UV benefit from this bulb. Unfortunately, because I drilled some small holes in the plastic part of the fixture for mounting purposes, I cannot return it and get my money back. Zilla lost me as a future customer. To be clear, my issue is with Zilla, not Chewy.com. I would give it 0 stars, but the lowest rating is 1 star.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ebae on Feb 8, 2021

Works great!

This is just what my tank needed. Great size to cover 2/3 of the tank for UVB coverage.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mike on Dec 28, 2020

Takes an 18” bulb

This is a 24” fixture......but it uses an 18” bulb. Description could have been more clear


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SueB on Dec 12, 2020

Overhead Tank Light

Got for my hermit crabs when their light went out. This light is even better than the one I had.