Zilla T8 Reptile Strip Desert Light Fixture, 24-in

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Description

Provide enough heat and lighting for your reptile buddy with the Zilla T8 Reptile Strip Desert Light Fixture. It features a compact and lightweight design and simulates natural daylight for your companion. It produces 50 microwatts of UVB to promote proper calcium absorption and bone growth. This light also has an energy-efficient electronic ballast for instant-on with a no flicker start. Fulfill the photo-biological requirement of desert reptiles with the Zilla T8 Reptile Strip Desert Light Fixture.

Key Benefits
  • 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.
What's Included

Desert 50 UVB, T8 Fluorescent Bulb

Requires 18 inch bulbs

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  • Item Number
    179372
  • Dimensions
    23.8 x 5.4 x 3.3 inches
  • Weight
    2.2 pounds
  • Material
    Steel
  • Reptile Type
    Lizard, Aquatic Turtle, Tortoise, Bearded Dragon
Rating: 3.2 of 5 stars 17 Reviews 17 Reviews 3.2 out of 5 Stars

71% Recommend

71% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 3.2 of 5 stars 3.2 / 5

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Do It

    By SEVall on Jun 15, 2021

    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!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    By WigVilla on Mar 26, 2021

    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.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Would recommend

    By Nice on Mar 24, 2021

    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

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    misleading don’t buy

    By jday on Apr 23, 2021

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

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    items don't go together!

    By dang on Feb 12, 2021

    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.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    By Jennifer on Sep 22, 2020

    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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    By Ebae on Feb 8, 2021

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

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Takes an 18” bulb

    By Mike on Dec 28, 2020

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Overhead Tank Light

    By SueB on Dec 12, 2020

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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    By Bianca on Aug 3, 2020

    I bought this light fixture for my baby bearded dragon and I haven’t had any issues with it at all! Plus, the product was reasonably priced and arrived damage-free. However, the fixture is mostly plastic, so it’s not quite as durable as others, but it’s still fairly high-quality for the price. Although I don’t know how well it would work for aquatic animals, I would definitely recommend getting this for a desert reptile, like mine!

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