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Ok, I've sorted out all I need to know about ceramics for heating, now I need to know about lighting.

So do I use a low wattage incandescent/filament (probably hotter to the touch and less efficient) or do I use fluorescent (apparently damaging to reptiles eyes)?

And do I need a guard for either, and if so what type?

Note: I know a lot of people say not to bother with any lights but my vivarium is in a really low light area so I can't see in properly.
 

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If you want lights thats cool but I really would go with a filament light...

As I said UV can damage eyes (i'll try find a link) aand fillament can help with heating (unless its very small). They would both need to be gaurded. A Boa is very string and would easilty smash both!
 

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leds shoud work quite well for vivs actually, good idea ceiron! A friend of mine uses led rope lights to light the back of his racks and they look cracking, arent as bright as tube lights and dont get hot.
 
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