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Hi i was wondering what everyone uses for there basking bulbs as theres a few types now on the market and different ways of saving money on them. So what do you all use ? let me know please :D
 

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Same as above just not from homebase.
 

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so do most people use just bog standard bulbs as i was a bit worried as for instance if the bulb blew that wether they would shatter or brake ? thanks for the replies :)
 

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so do most people use just bog standard bulbs as i was a bit worried as for instance if the bulb blew that wether they would shatter or brake ? thanks for the replies :)
Just make sure they are spotlight bulbs :2thumb:

spotlight bulbs point the heat downwards
 

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so do most people use just bog standard bulbs as i was a bit worried as for instance if the bulb blew that wether they would shatter or brake ? thanks for the replies :)

they'd do exactly the same as a bulb with a pretty picture of a lizard on the box would.
 

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i get mine from b&q , they work fine and a fraction of the price of a bulb from a reptile shop
 

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well thanks everyone, you've all confirmed my suspicions :D reptile bulbs are expensive normal bulbs :)
 

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par30 80w in the big monitors and par20 50w in the dwarf monitors, not as cheap as household bulbs but they last forever and kick out a lot of heat for their wattage. Much cheaper to run than any reptile bulb and you don't have to replace them every few months. I got them at homebase but they're cheaper if bought in packs of 5 at B&Q.

Always ES fitting though, bayonettes are too loose and not as secure, my local shop is moving everyone over to ES fittings now by selling convertors.
 

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Hey,

Looking for a all in one bulb,

Whats the difference between megarays, solar glo and powersun?

And which is better value for money? I use normal bulb for heat & uvb 5.0 for lighting, costing me a fortune!
 
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