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Zoo Med PowerSun UV Mercury Vapor Reptile Lamp

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Description

PowerSun UV is a self-ballasted mercury vapor lamp which emits UVA, UVB and heat all in one lamp! This lamp fits into a standard ceramic socket (no ballast needed.) The 100 Watt projects UVB up to several feet from the lamps surface and is ideal for large terrariums or bird aviaries. Features include quality nickel plated threads to prevent corrosion, and a full one year warranty!

Key Benefits
  • No ballast needed, works with a standard clamp lamp fixture with a ceramic socket
  • Nickel plated threads to prevent corrosion
  • Helps to prevent metabolic bone disease
  • Emits heat, UVA and UVB to support reptiles psychological health
  • Can not be used with dimmers or rheostats

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  • Item Number
    99042
Instructions
  • Make sure that you have the right lamp. These are designed for medium (100 watt) to large (160 watt) terrariums or veterinary use. All animals should be able to get a minimum of 12" away from the lamp as well as have a "cooler" area away from the lamp (minimum 24 inch).
  • Open package and carefully remove lamp. Hold lamp by the base and inspect glass envelope for any possible cracks or damage. If lamp shows any signs of damage, see guarantee section of your owner's manual.
  • PowerSun UV must be housed in a reptile dome clamp fixture with a ceramic or porcelain base. Screw lamp into base, then attach clamp part to something secure like the top rim of terrarium. Position the lamp either on the far right or far left side of the terrarium. This will allow for a warm and cool area. Position dome part of the clamp lamp aiming downward and slightly to the rear of the terrarium. Do not mount the lamp horizontally.
  • Screen top: make sure the PowerSun UV lamp and fixture are above a screen cover. This lamp gets hot; don't let your animals have direct contact with the lamp.
  • Plug fixture into electrical outlet. The PowerSun UV will continue to change hue (or color) until it has completely warmed up.
  • Restarting: The PowerSun UV will take 15 minutes to cool down before being restarted. This is due to a thermal reset feature intended to prevent damage to the lamp by overheating.
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the rheostat/thermostat with a Reptisun, Avian Sun or Power Sun UV?

These lamps need specific line voltages; they cannot be used with dimmers/rheostats.

How can I get the maximum out of a lamp?

Minimizing handling: lamps that get moved or vibrated burn out quickly. Make sure that the fixture isnt being moved regularly. It is best to use a quality ceramic socket, not a plastic socket. You can check your fixture by unplugging it and looking at the metal tab in the center – where the bulb screws in. This tab can be pulled slightly forward to ensure that it makes a good contact with the bulb.

Does this lamp emit UVB?

Yes! This lamp provides the full visible spectrum as well as UVA and UVB. What is UVB and why does my reptile need it?

How often should this lamp be replaced?

This lamp will provide optimum levels of UVB for 12 months so it should be replaced once a year.

How long should I leave this lamp on each day?

This lamp should be on for 10 – 12 hours a day to maintain your animals day and night cycle.

A Walk on the Wild Side

Zoo Med makes it their mission to provide reptiles and other exotic pets with the very best food, supplements and habitats. This company of passionate hobbyists knows that not all pets are furry with four paws and offers a true understanding of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Whether you're new to reptile care and fishkeeping or are an experienced breeder, Zoo Med covers it all.

A Walk on the Wild Side

An Exotic Diet for an Exotic Pet

When it comes to your pet's dinner, the menu consists of worms, crickets and snails galore. Zoo Med offers a wide range of nutritious and tasty food to feed every exotic pet a special diet that's made just for them.

Turtles and Tortoises

Turtles and Tortoises: From treats to whole diets, Zoo Med provides a nutritional boost to fit any turtle or tortoise want or need.

Lizards

Lizards: For pets like bearded dragons, there's a selection of tasty options, including cans of mealies, grasshoppers and caterpillars and complete pellet diets.

Fish

Fish: Your tropical fish enjoys a treat every now and then, and Zoo Med offers a tasty variety to choose from.

Frogs

Frogs: Including high-protein, sinking pellets that mimic what frogs would eat in the wild, this frog food is just what you need to keep your amphibian jumping.

Give Him an Extra Boost

Give Him an Extra Boost

Because any pet could benefit from a little extra care, Zoo Med makes supplements that will help fortify your exotic pet's health and environment. Feeding him a supplement, in addition to his healthful meal, can be the extra step that it takes to keep your frog, lizard, turtle or fish happy and healthy.

Rest, Relax and Thrive

Every exotic pet needs a place to call their own, and Zoo Med makes it easy to keep them comfortable and thriving.

Lighting

Lighting

Mimic the true feel of a tropical or desert climate with lighting that gives reptiles the warmth of a natural habitat. The selection includes long-lasting bulbs that require minimal maintenance and infrared lights that won't disturb sleep patterns.

Bedding

Bedding

With bedding made from renewable sources like coconut husks that allow animals to burrow and nest as they would in the wild, consider Zoo Med your source to create a home within your home.

About Zoo Med

About Zoo Med

Since 1977, Zoo Med has been manufacturing products for reptiles, amphibians, birds and aquatic pets. Led by experience and dedication, they provide truly innovative products, with an emphasis on efficiency and minimizing environmental impact. At Zoo Med, they are never satisfied with the status quo, which is why they constantly strive to bring the latest and greatest options right into the homes of the pet lovers that need them.

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  • The only light our bearded dragon needs

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    Since we live in SoCal, we don't need extra heat lamp at night, and this light fulfills all the light needs for our bearded dragon. It was recommended at a pet store, where they were out of stock. While they checked another store in the chain, I checked Chewy.com and found it was $20 less! Needless to say, I placed the order with Chewy and got it a few days later. Usually, I order my dog supplies from Chewy, but now I'm also getting supplies for the bearded dragon. Very happy with everything about Chewy - flat delivery cost, GREAT customer service, good prices!

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  • Burnt out :(

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    Yeah, it's a great light. This may be on my end, but I ordered Febuary, in April the light completely burnt out. It had only been 2 months. So I'm really disappointed. I did nothing to cause it to burn out, I'm careful with everything and my baby tortoise doesn't have his light anymore.

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  • Amazing!The Best MVB Available!

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    This light reversed metabolic bone disease in my turtle.I will never use any other uv light(s) again. Other UV light sources are the reason my turtle had metabolic bone disease to begin with.UV lighting is detrimental to your animals health and I highly recommend Powersun to anyone looking for the absolute BEST uva/uvb light source.It lasted the entire year.I couldn't be happier.

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  • Don't buy These

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    I spent 53 dollars on this bulb for it to go out in a week. Beyond disappointed. Will never buy this bulb again.

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  • Great for beardies!

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    Exactly what I ordered. Fast shipping too! Great two in one bulb for my dragon. Provides uvb and uva!

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  • Wow! Unbelievable...

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    My Beardie is 7 years old. She’s active, but a blah kind of active. Within the first day I noticed her being a little more mobile. Here it is weeks later, and she’s as active now as she was 5 years ago when I got her! These MVBs are definitely going to be a must for my Recovering MBD Beardie.

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  • Doesn’t work

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    I just brought this light bulb for my turtle I used it once and today it won’t work. I’m not sure what to do could you help me Chewy? I never had a problem with chewy but this is the second problem within the last month what’s happening? I love chewy and do not want to go somewhere else could you help? Mary Gilman

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  • Beardie Is Estatic!!!!

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    I have a 75 gallon tank and have had trouble getting a UV light that is strong enough. He used to sit under the light all the time and still look pekid so I had to take him outside to get his "rays". This bulb did the trick! After spending hundreds of dollars on bulbs that just didn't work I was relieved to find this one for under $50. It does have to be replaced about every 6 weeks as recommended because it becomes a regular light after that point. Right at the six week mark he started doing the same thing so now I have it set up to auto ship. Thank you Chewy for offering this bulb at an affordable price. I couldn't imagine life without my little man and thanks to you he will have a healthier I have a 75 gallon tank and have had trouble getting a UV light that is strong enough. He used to sit under the light all the time and still look pekid so I had to take him outside to get his "rays". This bulb did the trick! After spending hundreds of dollars on bulbs that just didn't work I was relieved to find this one for under $50. It does have to be replaced about every 6 weeks as recommended because it becomes a regular light after that point. Right at the six week mark he started doing the same thing so now I have it set up to auto ship. Thank you Chewy for offering this bulb at an affordable price. I couldn't imagine life without my little man and thanks to you he will have a healthier life! … more

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  • Doing its job

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    Save money get one of these and save on a basking bulb since this provided heat, i still have a repttisun uvb tube also. The bulb came fast and is so far doing its job. I might upgrade to a bigger watts but for right now its doing its job. Very pleased and my bearded dragon seems to enjoy it.

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  • Excellent !!

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    Love this bulb. I use for all my Reptiles. Never had a problem with it blowing, breaking or going out in the last 15 years that I've been using these. Would highly recommend for any reptile.

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