Question: How Do I Know If My UVB Bulb Is Good?

How often should you replace a UVB bulb?

every 6 monthsAs a general rule, replace Linear Fluorescent UVB Bulbs every 6 months, although many manufacturers suggest these bulbs remain usable for 12 months.

Linear Fluorescent Bulbs come in 3 different strengths and a range of different lengths..

Can I put a UVB bulb in a regular lamp?

I know many people who use normal desk lamps for heat bulbs and compact uv bulbs. As long as you do not use a ceramic as mentioned above and do not go over the wattage it says for that fixture it will be fine.

How long does a mercury vapor bulb last?

24,000 hoursMercury vapor lamps are more energy efficient than incandescent and most fluorescent lights, with luminous efficacies of 35 to 65 lumens/watt. Their other advantages are a long bulb lifetime in the range of 24,000 hours and a high intensity, clear white light output.

Do UVB bulbs get hot?

Florescent UVB Bulbs provide little heat. Situating one near an incandescent basking bulb will ensure that your pet receives UVB exposure each time it seeks warmth. Halogen and Mercury Vapor Bulbs generally emit higher levels of UVB than florescent bulbs, and broadcast it over greater distances.

Do all mercury vapor bulbs produce UVB?

Mercury vapor & metal halide bulbs Mercury vapor and metal halide bulbs are unique because they produce heat, visible light, UVA, and UVB all in one bulb.

Does a full spectrum light have UVB?

The designation “full spectrum” generally refers to the spectrum of visible light, so while these bulbs are excellent for applications where natural-looking light is desired they provide no UVB for reptiles.