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1 12th December 17:45
pagan1966
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i have two uv dark lights the type you see in night clubs and make
anything white glow in the dark would these harm my two bearded
dragons and my corn snake if fitted in the viv for viewing at night?
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2 12th December 17:45
chris mcmartin
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They probably wouldn't "harm" them, but they're not going to be terribly
beneficial either--generally they're not set up to produce the "correct"
wavelength of UV needed to process vitamin D3/calcium.

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3 12th December 17:45
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And lo, Chris McMartin didst speak in rec.pets.herp:

IIRC, "standard" UV lights like the ones you find in clubs and fun-houses
produce too much light at wavelengths similar to those blocked by the
ozone layer, and can damage your pets eyes over extended periods of time.

I'd play it safe and use a reptile-safe UV light. They aren't that
expensive; I even bought a spare and I'm still using the first
incandescent one I bought over two years ago. :|

Grey

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4 12th December 17:45
pagan1966
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i do use a reptile uv light has i know they need d3 was just asking
for night time use and have opted not to use them anyway and thanks
for your help wanted to light viv up at night for my plesure without
harming my beardies thanks
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5 12th December 17:45
pagan1966
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thanks for your help
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6 12th December 17:45
ulrik smed
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"GreyWyvern" <spam@greywyvern.com> skrev i en meddelelse
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They produce only UVA.
http://home19.inet.tele.dk/ulsm/spektre/ltd18w-08.jpg
This is the less harmful wavelength range of the UV spectrum and there is
also plenty of it in sunlight. The intensity is however quite high, as the
full output effect of the tube is UVA. So it might be harmful to the eyes
anyway. It is indeed a totally unnatural type of light.


Hmm, incandescents does not produce any UV except a small amount of UVA. UVB
is almost nonexistent, too weak to be useful. Good UVB sources are the
ReptiGlo or ReptiSun tubes. I tested a ReptiGlo 8.0, it lasted 15 months at
12 hours daily before it burned out, and the UVB output had only decreased
less than 1% when it died.

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7 12th December 17:45
greywyvern
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And lo, Ulrik Smed didst speak in rec.pets.herp:


Yup. I only use the incandescent one to light the tank at night. I think
that's what the OP was asking for anyway. I use a ReptiSun fluorescent
during the day.

Grey

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8 12th December 17:46
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Not to mention your OWN eyes!

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