Halogen bulbs should not be touched with bare hands as the oils of the skin will significantly shorten the life of the bulb or cause it to shatter.
This light combo has done wonder for my 26 year old turtle! I noticed he was slowing down quite a bit and even losing color, so did research and changed his light system to this. He has improved greatly!
First, I'd like to address the issues people claim to have with this product. Some people are talking about how it stops working after a while. Yes, heat and UVB bulbs need to be replaced every 6 months to a year. Another person gave it a lower score because it didn't keep their water warm. That isn't what heat bulbs are for! Get a water heater to heat water. Now onto the actual review, this is an amazing product and I have it on all 3 of my aquatic turtle tanks. My turtles love it, the bulbs it comes with are the correct wattage for the vast majority of semi aquatic turtles, like sliders, painted turtles, musk turtles, and map turtles. I have had the fixtures for a while, and I have needed to replace the bulbs because they do stop working after a while. The dual lamp fixture itself has held up perfectly. It has a little handle on it, so if you need to pick it up when it's still hot, you aren't going to burn yourself. This can also be used to hang it from a lamp stand. Also, it is much cheaper on Chewy than in any pet store. If what you need is a relatively inexpensive light fixture with heat and UVB bulbs, this is the way to go.
I orderd this for my slider turtle it was supposed to get here on sunday its now tuesday night and i havent recived anything they delayed my order three times i went to go track my package to see where it was it said oregon i live in washington so i thought it was close but then the next day i checked up to see where it was and it said kentucky
Normally, this is I think $70, that's not worth it for what you get. It's so worth it for $35, if you have aquatic turtles and you need uvb and heat and a dome, get this. cant go wrong. might have to look at what you need for your specific species, but for most these bulbs are good.
My turtles love basking under the light. It came in working condition with both bulbs and was a lot cheaper than buying from the pet store.
Figured I'd write a review after using this lamp for a while. So far, I've had it for seven months. The lamp itself still works great. One of the original bulbs that it came with finally blew out today. The other one is still going strong. I'd definitely recommend this product.
My turtles love sunbathing in it and it’s perfect for the Arizona winter where things get pretty chilly.
This turtle kit provides you with both a heating light and a uvb bulb. The set up is simple and fast. I have one for each of my two turtle tanks and they both do the job!
I have bought this lamp twice and my turtle loves it!! It provides heat on one side of the lamp and the UVB on the other side!! She loves to bask in her basking area under this lamp!! Great price and lasts a long time!! The 1st lamp we had bought lasted almost 3 years!! So it's well worth the money!! Very durable!!
Not even three months since my purchase and one side already stopped working. I changed the bulb thinking it burned down but turns out is this lamp the problem