Zoo Med PowerSun UV Mercury Vapor UVB Lamp
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Zoo Med PowerSun UV is a self-ballasted mercury vapor bulb with two main components. The first is a standard incandescent filament, which is the first to light.
- Provides essential UVA, UVB light and heat all in one lamp
- Self-Ballasted mercury vapor UVB bulb
- Keeps your reptiles healthy by preventing metabolic bone disease
The second is a mercury vapor arc tube, which takes a few minutes to heat up. There will be a noticeable change in hue (or color) when the bulb is completely warm and fully functioning. Because the PowerSun UV is a self- ballasted bulb it can be used in any ceramic socket that is rated to handle the wattage.
Zoo Med PowerSun UV has nickel-plated threads to ensure that it will not corrode in humid reptile habitats. This new bulb also incorporates a short neck design, unique among mercury vapor lamps, that allows it to better fit into "clamp lamp" type fixtures. PowerSun UV projects useable UVB radiation a far greater distance (up to 6 feet) than conventional fluorescent tubes.
PowerSun UV projects useable UVB radiation a far greater distance (up to 6 feet) than conventional fluorescent tubes. This makes it ideal for large enclosures and reptiles with high UV demands. PowerSun UV has the added benefit of increased intensity (50W/cm2 UVB!) and heat. UVB radiation has always been the safest, most effective way to ensure proper levels of vitamin D3 in captive reptiles and the PowerSun UV will continue to emit significant levels of UVB for all of its 10,000-hour average life (over 2 years with normal use.)
1-year manufacturers warranty.
Important: Read and follow all directions to maximize lamp life and keep your pets safe.
Q: Can I use the rheostat/thermostat with a Reptisun, Avian Sun or Power Sun UV
A: These lamps need specific line voltages; they cannot be used with dimmers/rheostats.
Q: How can I get the maximum out of a lamp
A: 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.
Q: Does this lamp emit UVB
A: Yes! This lamp provides the full visible spectrum as well as UVA and UVB. What is UVB and why does my reptile need it
Q: How often should this lamp be replaced
A: This lamp will provide optimum levels of UVB for 12 months so it should be replaced once a year.
Q: How long should I leave this lamp on each day
A: This lamp should be on for 10 - 12 hours a day to maintain your animals day and night cycle.
Q: How should the lamp be mounted
A: The PowerSun UV lamp must be mounted in a vertically oriented fixture so the lamp points straight down, not at an angle. Mounting this lamp at an angle will reduce its "burn life" and void any guarantee.
1) These bulbs get EXTREMELY hot and can kill your reptiles if used on enclosures that are too small.
2) We do not recommend the use of this bulb with 10 gallon aquariums.
3) We strongly recommend the use of a high quality "high range" thermometer when using this light.
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Iguana was having issues with calcium absorption, wasn't eating. Once the lamp was set up he immediately sat under the lamp, his appetite returned he went from eating once a week to every other day and is now eating daily.
My son has a Bearded Dragon and has always used PowerSun Mercury Vapor bulbs in the habitat. This bulb is the best quality and long lasting. PetMountain offers the best price for this bulb. They get pretty expensive other places for the same exact bulb. With the money saved, we buy other pet supplies and feel like we got them for free!
Mercury Vapor bulbs might seem a bit expensive, but they are very worth it! This one is great! I have been running it for a long while now with no problems. It has auto-safety built in to keep itself from over heating. Really brings out the beauty in my Caiman Lizard and he loves to bask under it! Much easier to achieve the right basking length in tandem with heat when your bulbs are one. Just be careful not to mist the bulb directly in high humidity enclosures or you risk cracking and shattering.
I love these bulbs since the are both heat and UV in one. They are a little pricey, but my bearded dragon and tortoise love them!
I was skeptical at the packaging at first (it came in the same box with some substrate so I was worried it would be crushed). I worried for nothing. The bulb was in perfect condition and my tortoises are very happy basking now. I love this particular bulb because it cuts down on the number of lamps I have hooked up at a time (since it provides UV and the last bulb I had lasted for a decent amount of time.) Worth spending more then a traditional basking bulb in my opinion (Pet Mountain had the least expensive bulbs I could find). Very happy with the service I received from Pet Mountain.
I use the PowerSun 100W for my Panther Chameleon--and I admit I used it past the recommended 12-month replacement schedule. But that only speaks to the quality of the bulb. At about 18 months it was still working, but I could notice the intensity was not as much as a new bulb so it was time to replace. I bought a new one from Pet Mountain where I had bought the first one too--best price available.
This light is awesome for animals that need different types of light to stay healthy. Instead of having multiple lamps and lights we are able to just use the one. The price was good and it was delivered before we expected.
This blub in combination with the 10" ceramic socket makes alot of sense for reptile habitats. I use this bulb on my 29 gallon turtle aquarium. Though initial set-up is more expensive than a normal heat lamp plus florescent UV light fixture. In the long run, this high quality, long lasting blub has saved me money. Where as any brand of 100w heat bulb I would buy would die within a month, this bulb is still going strong after 6 months, and is rated to have high UV output for up to a year!
Absolutely love the the zoo med light -don't go with any other brand. Tortoises love to hang out under the bulb.
Love these mvb, Pet Mountain has it at a great price and fast shipping.