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.
Does this lamp emit UVB?
These lamps are primarily a heat source. They generate UVA but not UVB.
Does this lamp emit UVA?
Yes. This lamp provides beneficial UVA rays which promote breeding and feeding and are beneficial to your reptiles well being.
How long should I leave this lamp on each day?
This lamp should be on for 10 - 12 hours a day to maintain your animals day and night cycle.