ZOO MED ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Compact Fluorescent Mini Reptile Lamp, 13-Watt - Chewy.com

Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Compact Fluorescent Mini Reptile Lamp, 13-Watt

By Zoo Med
Rated 3.4082 out of 5 stars
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About This Item


  • Perfect for all desert and basking reptiles proper lighting can help your pet live a long, healthy life
  • Can be placed either vertically or horizontally in your reptile hood
  • Eliminates the need for a separate ballast
  • 30% UVA helps to increase activity levels, appetite, and reproductive behavior
  • 10% UVB helps to prevent or reverse metabolic bone disease

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Quartz glass 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.

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

12 Customer Questions

What’s a good bulb that helps stimulate plant growth and also compatible with leopard geckos

Are the emissions from this bulb strong enough to penetrate screening or mesh atop an enclosure or does there need to be an opening in it?
Answer by ChewyOct 02, 2018
This product should be placed approximately 9 inches from the basking site without being placed over a screen or mesh.

How often does it need to be replaced?
Answer by ChewyApr 14, 2023
Your lamp will provide beneficial UVB for a period of 12 months. After 12 months, the lamp should be replaced with a new ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Mini Compact Fluorescent Lamp. Before you turn your lamp on for the first time, date the base of the lamp to remind yourself when to replace it.

Is the 10.0 or the 5.0 better for a box turtle?
Answer by ChewyDec 07, 2020
In general, the 5.0 bulbs are recommended for box turtles. Zoo Med does suggest its ReptiSun 10.0 High Output bulb is a good option over screen covers. Since these covers block about half the rays the higher output of these bulbs means your pet should still get enough UV rays.

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49 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By narnia on Jan 11, 2023

bulb fell apart???

Usually these bulbs work great for me, but I decided to upgrade to a higher uvb at my vets recommendation ans this bulb blew out almost immediately. Not even blew out, it fell apart?? I've never seen this happen. I went to turn on my turtles lights for the day and it wouldn't turn on, so I checked the bulb and it looked like this. I installed the bulb the day before yesterday and it was fine for the first few days.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By JessJess on Jun 11, 2022

Do not buy this product

First time buying. Bought these lights because they were a great price. They are not bright enough. My tortoise will not go over to the side of the tank that this light is on. :( Do not buy these lights.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Turtles on Apr 22, 2022

Bulb blew out

Bulb died shortly after arrival. Waste of money. Very disappointed.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By 4shizzle on Jan 13, 2022

Waste of money

Arrived shot. Not bright enough for a basking light. Don’t waste your money, just go ahead and buy a heat lamp it’ll do the same job.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By TomS on Jan 29, 2022

Weak light

Produces almost no light! In zoomed double fixture it does not illuminate anything more than 2" away.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By molly on Sep 29, 2021

I love chewy!

I ordered this and two basking bulbs so I figured they'd come separately from the three bags of 25-30lb food && canned dog food. Honestly I was a little curious and worried to see two big boxes getting dropped off. But, All arrived in working condition and packed with love! The bubble wrap and boxing kept all the bulbs intact. I am so in love with chewy for the S&H, wide selection, and obviously their dedication and outstanding love for their customers & our pets.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Turds on Dec 15, 2021

Dont ship light bulbs with 100 lbs of bird seed in the same box.

Dont know if the bulb worked, I was refunded, but they sent a glass bulb with over 100 lbs of bird seed. Seems logical to pack them in the same box

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Kaylee on Aug 3, 2021

Not for a bearded dragon

From everyone I’ve talked to, through their experiences, this is not recommended for a dragon and shouldn’t be listed or marketed as such. It can be used for leopard geckos and has plenty of uvb for them. However, inadequate uvb can cause MBD (metabolic bone disease) in your dragon so do not use these. Instead use them for the species who do not need as much UVB.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By sofia on Mar 18, 2021

best turtle uvb bulb

honestly cant find a better one than this!! its so good and works for a long time. ALWAYS REPLACE EVERY 6-9 MONTHS. it says a year but its not true the uvb is almost gone by that time. ive been using this bulb recommended by my vet. used to use the 5.0 but his shell needed some growing she said since hes a baby. i place this 7 inches over his tank even though it says 11, but i have the lamp holder thats connected to the heat bulb so i just keep them together. his shell is nice and hard. definitely worth it and cheaper on chewy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jeffafa on Jul 20, 2021

Catchin' some rays

I can't speak for myself, but Franklin REALLY likes the new lighting!