I use always use a standard bulb to maintain the ambient air temp and during the colder months use a standard coloured bulb during the night. Both are controlled by a dimmer stat.Hey i have a bulb in my leos viv but its only getting 2 86 as its cold outside but i cat get a higher watt reptile bulb until next week can i use a normal house bulb for now?? Obviously controlled by thermostat
i use... a 60 what low energy one in the summer, winter i useee...if its the same shape then it will do the same job yes.
you MIGHT find the heat given out varies slightly...as it on ocasion does from brand to brand and depending on whether they have silver reflective or not but all are ok.
1 40watt bulb id have thought would have done for a leo viv though but i guess it is gettin colder.