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Posted by reproom on April 27, 2003 at 02:37:23:
In Reply to: Re: DayGecko UV Lighting posted by phelsuma_freak36 on April 19, 2003 at 12:23:40:
:Its true, the UV runs out before the light does, so you have to replace it every 6 months.
Not true....depending on the buld you have. The only true way to find out is to have a uv meter to test your bulbs. We have about 40 or so fixtures so replacing bulbs every six months was not an option. The meters can be a bit pricey but it saves you money in the long run if you have alot of bulbs. Now your everyday UV lighting sold in the petshops and shows doesn't last very long that is true. We know use a bulb called Voltrac. You can find them from several different lighting resellers. These are (we feel) the best flourescent UV bulbs out there. They cost less, put out more UVB than even the UVB heat bulbs out there on the market, and we have had some running over a year with no significant drop in output. One drawback...we have not found a reseller willing to give any kind of replacement warranty. Which has not been a problem and with the cost aspect being lower offsets any warranty issues that may come up in the future. Well sorry so long of a post but we figured we would throw in our two cents on the subject.