UVB Fluorescent Lights, Mercury Vapor Bulbs

Nearly all diurnal reptiles require exposure to ultra-violet B (UVB) rays in order to synthesize vitamin D3 and in turn, metabolize calcium. In captivity, herps receive these UVB rays via artificial means, either from specially designed fluorescent lights, or from UVB emitting mercury vapor bulbs. Standard-filament heat bulbs DO NOT provide essential UVB. There are many options available so that you may choose the one best suited for your particular needs. Click here for more information on the role of UV light in reptile husbandry.

Fluorescent Linear Tube UVB Bulbs

Fluorescent linear UVB bulbs are long tube shaped bulbs that fit in most standard fluorescent fixtures. We carry several brands and types to choose from!

Compact Fluorescent UVB Bulbs

Compact fluorescent UVB bulbs fit inside standard light sockets and come in different wattage and lengths. We carry a few different brands and sizes to choose from!

Mercury Vapor UVB Bulbs & Metal Halide UVB Bulbs

Mercury vapor bulbs and halide bulbs screw into regular light sockets but require a fixture that holds a larger bulb and higher wattage output. Great options for "all-in-one" heat and UVB.