Zilla T8 Reptile Strip Desert Light Fixture, 24-in

By Zilla
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
$40.14Chewy Price
$54.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Light fixture that provides 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.

Is this light good for live plants? I’m trying to find lighting for both my leopard geckos & their succulents.
Answer by ChewyDec 11, 2019
This light fixture would be suitable for live plants as well as leopard geckos. Ensure you keep a temperature gauge in the tank to make sure it doesn't get too hot for the leopard geckos.

Can I put this light on top of mesh or does it need to be mounted inside?
Answer by ChewyNov 20, 2019
This light fixture can be placed on top of the mesh,

is this bulb 10.0 uvb ?
Answer by ChewyOct 11, 2022
This fixture includes a 50 watt UVB T8 bulb.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
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20 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By NDdragon on Jun 6, 2022

Zilla Desert light fixture

Needed a replacement fixture for our bearded dragon and found this on Chewy. Seemed like a good product, and it works ok, but the product size/description is misleading. The fixture is large but the actual light is only 18". Be sure when you go to order a replacement bulb you get the correct size.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Pastel on Oct 14, 2021

light itself is only 18in

They of course put that at the very bottom of the listing too! This is not a 24 in lamp which it's labeled as, instead it's only 18 inches.

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 etd1776 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.