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Given the Price of Reptile Specific bulb holders, can anyone Point to good Heat Proof bulb holders, for bulbs and ceramics available in places Like b and q, wickes, screwfix, toolstation etc???

would only be for max 150w max bulbs/ceramics.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:48 AM
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I use the ones from blue lizard, they are a good price and the larger size leaves a good gap between bulb and cage

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I use the ones from blue lizard, they are a good price and the larger size leaves a good gap between bulb and cage

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He doesn't want bulb guards though.....
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:24 PM
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I usually use these ones - 10 x CERAMIC screw Edison E27 ES27 heat bulb lamp LAMP HOLDER lampholders 1000w | eBay
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Just from a quick search on the B&Q website I can't seem to find any decent heat resistant bulb holders- and a 150W ceramic will kick out a lot of heat- more than a 150W light bulb will and also closer to the holder (the heat in a lightbulb comes from the filament inside so the IR radiation spreads out until at the glass surface the temp is a lot lower- with a ceramic bulb the heat is emitted from the surface, so the IR rays don't have the chance to spread before hitting the holder- dependent on exact ceramic bulb design) and I've seen 40W bulbs in outdoor light holders melt plastic holders and scorch the wood behind so I wouldn't want to risk a 150W ceramic with any plastic holder.

However, B&Q does sell heat resistant electrical cable at a very reasonable price which is perfectly safe to use.

I would personally stump up the extra couple of quid for a genuine ceramic holder to guarantee you won't have any melting/ fires.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:29 PM
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He doesn't want bulb guards though.....
I do apologise, this is what happens when I try to help on a few hours sleep
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I use the '1000w-rated' ones from the same guy, someone on here recommended them a while ago - do the job: ebay thinger
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I would rather pay the extra money and get some quality holders, as they will be better than cheap ones.
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I don't have a problem with paying more for better, just having had holders from Exo, Komodo, White Python etc, I wouldn't say their holders are of any particularly MIL-spec quality. Probably knocked up in the same shed in China for the most part (no, I have nothing to support that last bit ;p).
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How about this one ES (E27) Porcelain Lampholder | Maplin
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