Luxrite LR20575 FC8T9/D 22-Watt 8 INCH T9 Fluorescent Circular Light Bulb, Daylight 6500K, 980 Lumens, G10Q 4-Pin Base, 1-Pack

Luxrite LR20575 FC8T9/D 22-Watt 8 INCH T9 Fluorescent Circular Light Bulb, Daylight 6500K, 980 Lumens, G10Q 4-Pin Base, 1-Pack

List Price: $8.29
Price: $8.29
Luxrite T9 Fluorescent Bulb Uses 75% less energy then equivalent incandescent lamps. It has a long life of 8,000 Hours and it works with all G10Q 4-pin sockets.
GE Lighting 11039 32-Watt DayLight Circline T9 Light Bulb, 1-Pack

GE Lighting 11039 32-Watt DayLight Circline T9 Light Bulb, 1-Pack

List Price: $7.89
Price: $7.55
32 watt - 12 inch - T9 - 4-pin (g10q) base - 6,500K - daylight - circling - rapid start | GE fluorescent light bulb 32-watt light bulb rated life of 12,000-hours daylight circling T9 light bulb.
(6 Pack) F17T8/841 17W 24 Inch T8 Fluorescent Tube Light Bulb, 4100K Cool White, Medium Bi-Pin (G13) Base, 17 Watt T8 Light Bulbs

(6 Pack) F17T8/841 17W 24 Inch T8 Fluorescent Tube Light Bulb, 4100K Cool White, Medium Bi-Pin (G13) Base, 17 Watt T8 Light Bulbs

List Price: $24.99
Price: $24.99
Circle 17-Watt T8 Fluorescent Light Bulb Ideal for residential use in kitchens, bathrooms, garages, basements, as well as for commercial use and industrial applications
Philips 20W ,24" Length, T12, Cool White Fluorescent Tube

Philips 20W ,24" Length, T12, Cool White Fluorescent Tube

List Price: $2.63
Price: $2.63
Philips brand T12 fluorescent. 20 Watts and 24" for use in undercabinet fixtures. ALTO technology uses less mercury for an environmentally safer lamp. Cool white color for a more inviting atmosphere. Performance - well known brand name product at competitive price
GE Lighting Garage Lighting & Basement 80046 20-Watt, 1200-Lumen T12 Light Bulb with Medium Bi-Pin Base, 6-Pack

GE Lighting Garage Lighting & Basement 80046 20-Watt, 1200-Lumen T12 Light Bulb with Medium Bi-Pin Base, 6-Pack

List Price: $19.57
Price: $13.15
GE garage & basement fluorescent bulbs’ cool white light is perfect for illuminating sizable spaces throughout your home. Use in large open spaces in your home including finished and unfinished basements, garages and rec rooms.
Exo Terra Repti-Glo 2.0 Compact Fluorescent Full Spectrum Terrarium Lamp, 26-Watt (Natural Light)

Exo Terra Repti-Glo 2.0 Compact Fluorescent Full Spectrum Terrarium Lamp, 26-Watt (Natural Light)

List Price: $13.99
Price: $13.89
Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting
Without the sun’s energy, all life on earth would cease to exist. It is by the sun’s energy that all life forces are driven. Although the sun and its light are very complex, there are only three elements of light that are important and easily reproducible for reptile husbandry: ultraviolet light, visible light and infrared light. In order to create these three biological aspects of sunlight artificially, Exo Terra has developed several specialized lights to be used in the natural terrarium or aqua-terrarium setting. It is important to know that it is almost impossible to accommodate all of these needs in a single light source, a combination of different light sources is necessary in most cases. The table below will help you make the right lighting choice.
Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting

Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

The most important feature of a Repti-Glo fluorescent bulb is its ability to emit UVB light (ultraviolet B), a component of sunlight. Not all reptiles or terrarium animals need the same amount of UVB radiation. A rainforest animal may require less UVB than a desert animal, nocturnal activity versus daylight activity also is a factor. The distance from the bulb to the animal is equally important. The further the animal is away from the bulb the lower the UVB radiation, the closer the animals are to the bulb the higher the levels of UVB. Exo Terra’s fluorescent bulbs are classified according to their percentage of UVB output. The Repti Glo 2.0 emits very little UVB light (2%), in most cases not sufficient for vitamin D3 synthesis. For tropical and sub-tropical reptiles, 5% bulbs (Repti Glo 5.0) are perfectly adequate, provided they are correctly positioned on the terrarium, the bulb is changed regularly, and the number of hours of exposure is sufficient. 10-12 hours daily has proven to be a satisfactory exposure level for most species. Animals living in deserts, which are areas with high UVB levels, should be exposed to 10% UVB bulbs (Repti Glo 10.0). It is equally important to know that in fluorescent bulbs the more visible light emitted from the bulb the lower the UVB radiation. The Repti Glo 2.0 is a brighter bulb than the Repti Glo 10.0 bulb.
Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting
Why Compact Fluorescent?The advantage of the Exo Terra Repti-Glo Compact Fluorescent bulb is its size and the fact that it is self-ballasted. A regular screw fitting is sufficient to operate these bulbs. The spiral shape of the bulb enables vertical or horizontal mounting without compromising performance.Repti Glo 2.0The Exo Terra Repti Glo 2.0 is a general light source with a high visual light output and a very high color rendering index (CRI), but a lower 2% UVB radiation. This bulb is suitable for snakes, amphibians, frogs, toads, salamanders and nocturnal animals. Plants will thrive under this light as well. It is also a perfect complementary light to a second higher UVB bulb to boost visual light in the terrarium.Repti Glo 5.0 The Exo Terra Repti Glo 5.0 has a moderate to high 5% UVB output, similar to that of shady environments such as rain forests and other tropical locations. Reptiles living in these habitats receive less UV radiation because of the many climate and habitat conditions that prevents direct sunlight from reaching them or their basking areas.Repti Glo 10.0The Exo Terra Repti Glo 10.0 has a very high 10% UVB output similar to that associated with desert environments. Desert locations receive more direct sunlight than any other because of fewer clouds, less air humidity and no plants or trees to provide shade. Therefore desert reptiles are exposed to more UV radiation than any other type of reptile. This bulb can also be used on screened terrariums or terrariums with dense screen covers to ensure UVB penetration. Screens can filter out as much as 50% of the UVB rays.

Bulb Detail Breakdown

Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting
Repti Glo 2.0 The Exo Terra 2.0 Compact Fluorescent Bulbs comes in two wattages - 13 Watts and 26 Watts.
  • Ideal spectrum for all reptiles and amphibians.
  • Stimulates plant growth
  • High visual light output
  • Stimulates appetite, activity and reproductive behavior through UVA radiation
  • High Color Rendering Index of 98 (CRI)
  • 6700 Kelvin Color temperature
  • Recommended in combination with Repti Glo 5.0 or Repti Glo 10.0
Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting
Repti Glo 5.0 The Exo Terra 5.0 Compact Fluorescent Bulbs comes in two wattages - 13 Watts and 26 Watts.
  • Ideal for all tropical and sub-tropical reptiles
  • High UVB output
  • Effective up to 30 cm (12”)
  • Provides necessary UVB rays for optimal calcium metabolism
  • Stimulates appetite, activity and reproductive behavior through UVA radiation
  • Recommended in combination with Repti Glo 2.0 for a higher visual light output
Repti Glo 10.0 The Exo Terra 10.0 Compact Fluorescent Bulbs comes in two wattages - 13 Watts and 26 Watts.
  • Ideal for all desert dwelling reptiles
  • Ultra High UVB output
  • Effective up to 20 inches (50 cm)
  • Provides necessary UVB rays for optimal calcium metabolism
  • Recommended for use with screened terrariums; terrariums with dense screen covers (screens can filter out UVB rays)
  • Recommended in combination with Repti Glo 2.0 for a higher visual light output

Comparison of Exo Terra Light Sources

Exo Terra Compact Fluorescent Lighting
Philips Heat Lamp Clear PAR38 Light Bulb: 175-Watt, MED SKT Base

Philips Heat Lamp Clear PAR38 Light Bulb: 175-Watt, MED SKT Base

List Price: $10.97
Price: $4.86
Infrared technology brings this 175-watt heat lamp bulb up to full temperature almost immediately, eliminating costly warm-up time. Robust and sturdy hard glass construction make these lamps a safe heat source. General radiant heating is ideal for bathrooms, hot food displays, space heating, and agricultural needs. Features a Medium SKT base. The compact form and universal base ensures a variety of uses around the home. Philips reuses as much glass and packaging material as possible, reducing environmental impact. Long-lasting bulbs can shine up to 5,000 hours. This product ships as a single bulb.
GE Lighting 22181 F382D/835/4PIN Energy Smart 2D CFL 38-watt 2850-Lumen 2D Light Bulb with GR10q-4 Base, 1-Pack

GE Lighting 22181 F382D/835/4PIN Energy Smart 2D CFL 38-watt 2850-Lumen 2D Light Bulb with GR10q-4 Base, 1-Pack

List Price: $14.90
Price: $10.74
Save money and save energy with GE energy smart 2D CFL bulbs. Use these long-life, low-energy compact fluorescent bulbs in torchiere fixtures throughout your home.
OttLite PL24-C-FFP 24W Replacement Tube

OttLite PL24-C-FFP 24W Replacement Tube

List Price: $18.99
Price: $18.99
The OttLite 24 watt Replacement tube delivers the right Mix of brightness and contrast to bring true colors and comfortable clarity to your world so you can enjoy your time even more. You'll see colors accurately and fine print and details with ease under this unique low heat, low glare illumination that helps reduce eyestrain.
Philips 230359 Energy Saver PL-C 13-Watt Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

Philips 230359 Energy Saver PL-C 13-Watt Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

List Price: $9.83
Price: $9.83
This Philips 13-watt Soft White Fluorescent light bulb brightens laundry rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and offices. Versatile for multiple applications, this 2700-Kelvin Fluorescent bulb is suitable for indoor, commercial, and residential use and may be used in surface-mounted down light fixtures and recessed cans. Features a 4-Pin G24Q-1 Base. Low-mercury design creates a smaller environmental footprint. Philips reuses as much glass and packaging material as possible, reducing environmental impact. Lamp life of 10,000 hours. This product ships as a single bulb and comes with a 1-year warranty.