Step 13: Halogen Lighting

Halogen lights are also used in reptile enclosures. Like fluorescent lighting, they produce less heat than incandescent bulbs. Unlike fluorescent lighting, halogen lights can be dimmed, meaning that they are acceptable for use with a rheostat.

Halogen lights usually have two pins in the bottom and need to be used with a proper halogen lighting fixture.

They are available for daytime and nighttime use. Make sure that the type of halogen light purchased provides the enclosure with the proper amount of UV light. Monitor the temperature of the reptile enclosure to determine whether or not additional heating devices are necessary. And as always, if a halogen lighting fixture must be used within a cage, make sure that the reptile cannot climb on it.
<p>We just purchased a bearded dragon &amp; it's about 4 months old. We currently have it in a 40 gallon tank. Is this okay? What is the proper lighting for it?</p>
Can any one help me ,I have a night/day thermostat and I don't know where to put them in the tank ,much appreciated
Hi there, I have a house snake in a 200litre glass tank with a 35watt repti zoo heating lamp and there is a very small gap between the tank and the lid and I was wondering how long I should leave the lamp on? I do not have any way of telling how hot it's getting in there and I'm currently only switching the lamp on at night as I live in durban south Africa
I have a leopard gecko in a 10gal tanks im having trouble getting the tank to get the desired temp of 90&deg;. I have the heat pad attached to the side of the tank. Would this make a difference? Help my baby need heat.
<p>If you have a wooden tank don't put the heat mat on the side as heat does not transfer through wood, if it's glass then that will be better.</p><p>When it comes to heat mats though your best option will be on the bottom of the tank, if glass place it on the outside under the tank on one side, if wooden it will need to be on the inside of the tank and tucked under the substrate whether it's reptile carpet/tiles etc.</p><p>Just be sure to monitor the temperatures within the tank, i'd recommend a heat gun (basically a handheld laser pointer with a heat sensor on it). This will be more accurate than the small colourful thermometers you find at pet stores because you'll need to measure the ground temp rather than air.</p><p>Hope this helps!</p>
<p>sorry i need a battery power light...</p>
<p>Hi i would like a leo and i have a tank i was just wondering if people do a battery power one if so could you alert me. i need a battery power one as there is no main plug near where the tank Has to be please help.</p>
<p>I got a 10 gallon tank with a day light and the heating pad underneath but I don't seem to be able to get my tank temp to anything above 75.. I need to have it between 80-92 for my ball bython.. any suggestions? I don't want to take away her cool off area though</p>
<p>You should probably get a black light, which is a UV heating lamp, and you could leave it on in the night, keeping the tank warm. A cover tends to help keep in heat as well. You could put both lights on one side of the tank and put a thermometer there to measure the difference in heat for different parts of the tank.</p>
I've got a four foot glass tank.top opening.what animal apart from fish could I put in it
a word of advice. if u are using one of those cheap ahitty plastic tanks for your reptiles, the heat rope( we have the lower wattage one I think its like 14watts or something) WILL melt the bottom of the tank. our solution. my b/f pushed the heat rope into the tank, covered it with the mulch in the tank (its between 2-4 in thick in the tank-the thicker part around where the heat rope is) put the snake's hide over that and put an infra red light up top. our apt building hasn't turned our heat on yet so the light has an added bonus of heating up our living room too
<p>WOW) that snake is big. i bet that will be good</p>
https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-LCD-Thermometer-with-TMP36GZ-Temp-Sensor-b/ <br>hy i have Bartagamen and i try to get the terrarium comfortable for them. Heat from the ground was not good because they dig in . Im not ready but maybe you take a look.i wai t for the light sensor to check uva/b.
do not use heat rocks. they can seriuosly injure or kill the snake.
Well, If i have a cold snake, I now know what to do!
How do I remove a heat mat so I can reuse it on a different tank. I started to pull it off and decided I better ask someone. K
When I remove heat pads from my vivs I tune the heat pad on and also use a hair dryer on high to get the glue hot enough to get the heat pad off with out damaging it. After doing this a few time the glue will not be sticky any more so you will need to replace it.
Heat mats are not made to be reusable. Most packages come with warnings. Removal might cause a short or something because you might damage the electronics inside. Maybe you can try to heat the side stuck onto the glass with a hair dryer to loosen up the adhesive. Whatever you do, test it out and make sure that the heat mat still works properly and won't catch on fire or become too hot.
What types of basking lamps are good for turtles? I remember reading about basking lamps and I'm just wondering what type of gas filling is best. Any suggestions?
i was wondering if you could give me a detailed description of all the electronics i would need to have for an eastern water dragon please. please email me at; sexc.surfer@hotmail.com thank you so much for great instructables
For my leopard gecko I use Zilla's desert series flourescent bulb. He was a little deficient in some vitamins and this bulb helped a lot. Being consious of uva and uvb is sooo important. I learned that the hard way.
awesome DIY what kind of snake is that on the intro page?
She's one of my boa constrictors.
wow she's beautiful
I have a wooden flooring to my Snake's set up. I have a 20 watt heat mat that heats it perfectly. In fact I'm finding myself in need of a thermostat to regulate the temperature, because it gets too warm in there for him.
May I suggest using a rheostat instead? It will make the heat pad stay at the optimum temperature continuously throughout the day whereas a thermostat would turn the mat on to the max temperature and off repeatedly.
Yeah. I am (once a few more parts arrive) going to have a light in there. At the moment it isn't in there because its a 75Watt bulb and I don't have a guard for it. Though a rheostat may be the way to go. Though I wonder how sensitive a thermostat would be to temp change turning devices off and on.
Try making sure your pet gets some sun during the day to replace the UVA & UVB light that the standard light isn't providing. Trying to fight metabolic bone disease is hard and expensive. The sensitivity of a thermostat depends on where it is in the cage. The further away the sensor is, the longer it will make the heat pad work (at full heat). Try out a rheostat instead if your pet is intended to lay on the mat. Then, you can adjust the mat itself to become whatever temperature that your pet is comfortable at. If it likes 105 degrees F, then the mat itself can continuously maintain the optimum temperature without needing a thermostat to turn it on and off. Plus, it will give your pet a nice warm place to lay out on while allowing portions of the cage to be cooler, thus creating a thermal gradient. If you need any help with your setup, PM me and we can talk about it.
hi there. I should have have made clear the light does go on in the day and is a UVA/UVB one, plus he has a vitamin solution that goes into his drinking water every day. The bulb how ever is outside the viv at the moment because I don't have a guard (should tun up in the post in the next few days, bit of a backlog due to the snow that london has seen lately) He won't be lying directly on the mat. Once everything I've ordered turns up then He'll have light in the day and Heat pad at night. I did also get the thermostat in the end, on advice from the reptile center up the road because of the set up, it doesn't need to be constantly adjusted with a rheostat.
I see. And yes, you are probably able to skip the temp controls if the mat is just for ambient heat. However, if it gets too hot, then your setup would be perfect for a thermostat. Is your snake nocturnal? You could check into IR or moon lights, too.
I did think about getting one of these. But the room temperature (combined with the heat mat) is very comfortable at night time for a corn snake. He is largely active at night, how ever sometimes active during the day, unless going through a shed. The other issue is, his Vivarium is right by my bed, I can't sleep if I have left my computer speakers on, because of the power LED.
WAOH !!! Sally is awesome !!!

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