Zoo Med Repti Basking Reptile Spot Lamp

By Zoo Med
Rated 3.0091 out of 5 stars
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About This Item

  • Double reflector focuses more heat/light than regular spot lamps
  • Ideal for use with diurnal reptiles as they have opposite schedules as humans
  • Provide beneficial UVA rays for psychological health
  • Increases the overall ambient air temperature and mimics the tropical and desert climates diurnal reptiles are used to
  • Crafted to last up to 2,000 hours, so you don't have to change often
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About Zoo Med

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.

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

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

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

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.


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.


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

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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Questions & Answers

19 Customer Questions

What wattage should I use for my leopard geckos in a 20L tank?
Answer by ChewyDec 14, 2017
Leopard geckos are nocturnal and do not require a UVB light, it may be used for day lighting though. We'd recommend a 25 watt bulb at the most in a 5 gallon tank.

What wattage should I use for a Russian tortoise to bask under?
Answer by ChewyDec 05, 2017
Depending on how big your tank is would determine the wattage your tortoise needs. If you're using the minimum 75-gallon tank required for a Russian tortoise, we recommend a 100-Watt bulb for their habitat. They should be basking at temperatures between 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit and we encourage pet parents to have a thermometer in their basking area to monitor the temperature.

Are these bulbs appropriate for my small aquatic turtle to bask under? I am also ordering a UVB bulb as well.
Answer by ChewyNov 23, 2017
This bulb will provide an excellent heat source for a basking area. As you mentioned, be sure to have a source of UVB and ensure your fixture is high enough to avoid splashing from the tank.

Does it come with a heat bulb??
Answer by ChewyJul 19, 2021
This listing is only for the Repti Basking Spot® Lamp that has a unique patented double reflector that focuses 35% more heat and light into a tight beam. It increases the overall ambient air temperature and mimics the tropical and desert climates diurnal reptiles are used to.

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220 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Zoolady on Aug 4, 2022

Consistent quality issues

I have been using these bulbs for 3 years and go through them more quickly than expected. The bulbs burn out very quickly. I used to think it was the fact that we were swinging the lamp to open the lid of the tank, but even with the new setup of the front loader, these bulbs are a disappointment. Its sad because they are necessary but very unreliable. I am trying another brand after the last one only lasted 11 days of use in the lamp.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kayla on May 10, 2022

One went out after less than 2 months, the other within seconds

I bought these in December 2021. They came with little packaging to protect them. I put one in on March 29th and it blew on May 10th. I then put the other in moments later and it blew within seconds. We have had problems with ZooMed bulbs in the past but not this bad. Perhaps it is related to them being shipped. Regardless, we will not be buying ZooMed bulbs again if we can avoid it and we will not be buying bulbs from Chewy at all.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jeff on Aug 3, 2022

Bulbs don’t last

I’ve been using these bulbs for a while but recently these bulbs keep burning out within a few weeks. Try another brand

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Aiden on May 7, 2022


I have had to purchase at least 8 of these within the past couple of year, switching now as they have went out again after only 3 weeks! Terrible product do not waste your hard earned money on this scam

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lauren on May 22, 2022

They do their job well, but not for long.

I love these lights, but for as long as I’ve been using them (about as long as they’ve existed), they blow easily. I always have to make sure I’ve got a spare on hand.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By skippy on Jul 10, 2022

Quality control must be pretty bad

These burn out sometimes within a day. Does not seem like chewy offers anything else to try.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Miles on Mar 15, 2022

Thank you chewy

Unfortunately my first batch of these bulbs blew out immediately upon plugging them in! However I called chewy up and their customer service is hands down the best. They’re sending me a replacement batch and hope these ones aren’t defective. Thanks again chewy for being the best!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Gabby on Feb 23, 2022

Good but...

They work good for a bit but seem to burn out every 1-2 months however it may be that I have both of my reptiles on a timer rather than using a regular outlet so they may last longer without that. Still haven't found better luck with any other brands and this bundle of two is decent for the price.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Rennaa on Dec 29, 2021


I just wanna say I was super happy to see these bulbs on sale because they are so expensive where I live..i used my gift card as well so I only actually paid $27 out of pocket which was great. i ordered 3 boxes of two bulbs each.. I've already used them all and all but TWO bulbs have all blown one after another..i only got them a few days ago. I dont really blame chewy to be honest because alot of places and people have been complaining about the bulbs blowing super fast lately. It sucks because these are my favorite bulbs to use. Hopefully zoomed can figure it out and fix them. Super glad the other two havent blown yet as we live in the boonies and it's been snowing like crazy so we are snowed in and I dont want my dragons to be cold. I will say that whoever boxed them up in the chewy box did a fantastic job because they where so sealed in bubble wrap I had trouble on wrapping them. Lol

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Alastraea on Feb 13, 2022

Quality Sucks

Yea, like the title says, the quality sucks. I remember buying this brand even a year ago and having a bulb last at least 6 months. Now, I've had one already burn out after barely a month and a half. I am disappointed to say the least, and now I see why they're selling them in a multi-pack.