Fluker's Basking Bulb is an excellent source of direct infrared light, which creates the radiant heat cold-blooded reptiles need to maintain proper metabolism. These long-life bulbs last up to 3,500 hours and fit any standard incandescent socket.
Basking light is critical for diurnal (sun-loving) reptiles. If a reptile is not provided with appropriate environmental temperature range (ETR), it cannot regulate its core body temperature and may be more prone to chronic infections. Ideal ETR varies from species to species; consult your pet professional for lighting recommendations for your pet. Use Fluker's Incandescent Basking Bulbs with Fluker's Repta-Sun UVB lamps to mimic natural sunlight in your reptile's habitat.
Gently fasten the Fluker's incandescent bulb into a Fluker Clamp Lamp or Hood or any UL approved incandescent fixture. Do not plug light fixture into an electrical socket until bulb is fastened firmly to fixture. Place light fixture outside of reptile's enclosure. NEVER place the light fixture inside the enclosure. Reptiles can develop life-threatening thermal burns from contact with an exposed light bulb.
Note: Multiple incandescent lights may be required to establish an appropriate ETR. A Fluker's thermometer can be used to monitor temperature within the reptile's environment. Reptile behavior is directly tied to photoperiod (light cycle), so it is important to provide appropriate intervals of light and darkness. Fluker's recommends a 12-hour day/12 hour night light cycle. A Fluker's red light can be used to observe your reptile at night.
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