Depending on the size of enclosure though Graham these have been known to cause overheating of tortoises as they find it harder to get a cooling down area if the beam covers a wide area. I only ever recommend floods for large enclosures, say over 3 feet and then to be positioned right at one end. If you are talking outdoor enclosures it would not be a bad idea but indoors I would say too much JMHO built on personal experience of course.Get a flood, a spot, as the name suggests produces an intense concentrated beam of light and heat, they are really intended for tall vivs where they can project a long way, using one on a tort table would mean mounting it a couple of feet or more above the table.
A flood produces a less intense beam over a much wider area, mounting it near one end of the table will produce a warm basking spot and will project UVB light over a wide area of the table.
What is the UVB output as i have heard some are rubbish where as the trex gives out a good reading? how long does the UVB last in these bulbs as some go down hill after a while where as the trex bulbs really hold there UVB output for years.
Those are for Zoo specific strength bulbs Mollbags, they also come in the 'hobby' version for...well, hobbiests I suppose.HI All,
I have read an inderpendent report on the Mega-Ray 60 watt
and have decided not to use as i feel would be to unsafe to use in the type of enclosures that most of us use for our torts!!!:shock:
Here is a bit of the report that made me say no;
Mega-Ray 60-watt lamp has been designed for use in very large reptile enclosures.
The manufacturer STATES that the lamp will only be sold to zoos, Herpetologists or individuel hobbyists who own
a UVB meter and sale of each lamp needs to be phone call confirmed.
The instructions state that the minimum distance at which the lamp should be used is 36 inches.
I would give you link to the report as soon as it is working but at the moment the link does not work and it won't allow me to right click to copy and paste the document!!!
thats what i got, and i turned it down to zeroAll you need do is to fit a thermostatic radiator valve Angled Thermostatic Radiator Valve White 15mm - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys then you can leave the radiator on, and with the door shut the temperature in your room will be independent of the rest of the house, you don't have to freeze just because you have a tort in your room!