Zoo Med Powersun UVB Mercury Vapor Lamp

Zoo Med

 

Size/Type

The PowerSun UV is a self ballasted mercury vapor lamp which emits UVA, UVB, and heat all in one lamp! Fits into a standard ceramic socket. (No ballast needed.) The 160 watt projects UVB up to several feet from the lamp's surface and is ideal for large terrariums or bird aviaries. Features include quality nickel plated threads to prevent against corrosion, and a full one year warranty!

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  • Does this lamp emit UVB?

    Yes! This lamp provides the full visible spectrum as well as UVA and UVB. What is UVB and why does my reptile need it?

  • How can I get the maximum out of a lamp?

    Minimizing handling: lamps that get moved or vibrated burn out quickly. Make sure that the fixture isnt being moved regularly. It is best to use a quality ceramic socket, not a plastic socket. You can check your fixture by unplugging it and looking at the metal tab in the center – where the bulb screws in. This tab can be pulled slightly forward to ensure that it makes a good contact with the bulb.

  • Can I use the rheostat/thermostat with a Reptisun, Avian Sun or Power Sun UV?

    These lamps need specific line voltages; they cannot be used with dimmers/rheostats.