Snake Heat Lamps

Snake Heat Lamps – The 7 Best Heating Lamps

Its well known that heat lamps are needed for pet snakes as it keeps them active enables them to feed well and maintain their body temperature. Also, the type of heat lamp to be selected for a particular type of snake differs from other as snakes respond to humidity differently. Thereby, we need to be introduced to different varieties of heat lamps and how it works.

CERAMIC HEAT EMITTER

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Ceramic heat emitter is designed in such a way that it can generate heat for 24hours. The product is of two types, we have the flat-face and conical type. Most times the flat face is used as it does not carbonize the element due to internal heat generation. It is best used in a situation whereby the humidity terrariums is so high. ceramic heat emitter durability is encouraging as it can last for 5years.

The heat emitter is designed in different wattages ranging from 60w,100w, and 150w. The wattage to select depends on the size of your tank. It is recommended to use a wire cage fixture with porcelain socket. also, the heat needs to be regulated by plugging them to a source controlled by thermostats.

ADVANTAGES OF CERAMIC HEAT EMITTER

  • Last for years without a single failure.
  • It is cheaper
  • Can be adjusted (can be made dimmer or brighter).
  • Runs 24 hours a day.

DISADVANTAGES

  • Problems with manufacturer packaging as the threads might be damaged at times.
  • It doesn’t work with some type fixtures.
  • It gets extremely hot while in operation, therefore, can burn skin.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the size of the 60watt bulb?

It has a breadth of 3inches and height of 4inches.

Q: it takes how long to achieve even temperature?

That depends on the atmospheric temperature around that environment.

Q: can the 60watt bulb be used in conjunction with clamp lamps (flukers).

Yes, it can be used together.

Q: it is made of what kind of ceramic?

PTC ceramic.

Q: Does it work well with the bearded dragon?

Yes, it works perfectly with mine.

Q: what is the highest heat it can generate?

It maintains temperature ranging between 75 and 84 degree

Q: what distance should be between the light and my pet?

In my own case, I placed it a foot higher than my pet tank

Q: can I fix it in my office or apartment?

Yes, but place it where it won’t get in contact with skin or body

Q: can it be used for a slider?

I once had a slider, I used to keep it in a water base heater but later realized the heater has a daylight blue bulb.

Q: Can the color of the bulb affect the heat generated?

I don’t think so, it all depends on the wattage bought.

Q: will it be effective in a 10-gallon tank?

Yes, just make sure it placed above the tank top not sitting on the top as it may burn it.

ZILLA HALOGEN MINI DOME

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This type of pet heat lamp is design in such a way to serve as an alternative to a large dome. It has a reflective aluminum interior which is position in a way that it faces day time heat and visible light in other to create an ideal environment for pet reptiles.

It also consists of a mounting spring clip which prevents the light fixture from falling off the screen enclosure top of terrariums, it Aldo prevents the bub from getting damaged easily.

Also, it comes with different colors which include day white, day blue and night red, they are sold separately most time. It consists of a 6 feet power core attached with a switch. This particular product has a wattage of 25 and 50.

ADVANTAGES OF ZILLA HALOGEN MINI DOME

  • It comes with spring clips to secure them to the terrarium with ease.
  • The bulbs are small thereby occupies lesser space.
  • It last longer.
  • It has different bulb colors.

DISADVANTAGES

  • Problems with manufacturer packaging as the spring are missing in some.
  • Threads in the bulbs are faulty at times.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Will this be good for snake tank?

Yes, but the space between the lamp and the snake tank should be minimal

Q: What is the dimension?

The diameter is 4inches.

Q: Does it need a thermostat control for temperature regulation?

No, it mainly used to heat a spot in the terrarium.

Q: Does it requires a lamp stand for mounting?

No need for that, It has a metal ring with three springs in it for standing.

Q: What direction is recommended for hanging it?

It can be hanged underside and from the top.but there should be a proper distance between the substrate.

Q: Is it advisable to use two 50watts bulbs in a 20-gallon tank?

Yes, but you have to split the task between the two bulbs. One work during day time and the other works at night.

Q: is this product a heater or light?

It is both heater and light.

Q: Does it give any smell when turned on?

Not at all, faulty ones might produce burning smell though.

Q: Is this product durable?

Yes

Q: Can it be made dimmer?

No, it doesn’t have dimmable control.

Q: Can it be used for crabs?

Yes, it heats up enough

PECUTE REPTILES HEAT

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This particular heat lamp comes with different accessories which include Ceramic Heat Emitter Basking Heater, Power Switch & Anti-Biting Pipe Design. It has some special features which make it different from other heat lamps for a pet, some of its major functions are;

 High thermal efficiency -it has a Ni-Cr alloy resistance wire adapted to effectively raise and maintain the temperature inside the pond.

Heat generated from infrared– it possesses a Longwave infrared thermal radiation, infrared thermal energy can penetrate through the skin, dilate blood vessels, promote blood circulation, make them active and reduces exposure to disease.

Highly protective- the presence of a heater guard makes it effective to prevent pets from touch the heat lamp directly. With anti-biting iron pipe, it can prevent the pet from biting electric wires to get an electric shock. the on-off switch designed, more convenient to use.

Advanced E27 lamp- Consist of Cu-Ni alloy, the lamp socket has a protruding contact point, no crack at the joint and no burr hence not subjected to failure.

High resistance to the explosion: High temperature fired ceramic lamps are round and thick without cracks, can be used in a damp environment.

Last longer – The Ni-Cr alloy resistance wire can be used continuously for 24 hours and a life span for more than 10000 hours.

ADVANTAGES OF PECUTE REPTILES HEAT

  • Highly durable
  • It has protective covers that prevent the pets from getting electrocuted.
  • It is portable

DISADVANTAGES

  • the guard around the light still gets pretty hot.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Is their a thermostat in the pack?

No, this product doesn’t come with thermostat control.

Q: It gets hot to what extent?

It gets really hot up to like 70 to 75 degree Celsius in my terrarium.

Q: Does the pack has a build in it?

Yes, it comes with bulb always.

Q: What is the dimension of the cord?

It has a Power Cord of  5.91ft/1.8m, Anti-bitingPipe:15.75in/40cm.

Q: How do I get replacements for faulty bulbs?

You can always get that at Amazon just purchase the same size and wattage of the previous bulb.

Q: Can it work on a current below 220volt?

It will work if the d current is not extremely low. Though it might not be effective.

Q: My snake tank is 20 gallons would 50watts be too hot?

No, it won’t be too hot

Q: Can it be hooked up to the top of a gallon tank?

Yes, it generates heat down so it won’t affect the upper plastic.

EXO TERRA MIRROR DOME LIGHT

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Exo Terra mirror dome light consists of a ceramic socket that has the capability to take both compact fluorescence or incandescent bulb. The wattage of compact fluorescence bulb is (maximum 26 watt) and for Exo Terra incandescent (maximum 150watt). It has highly polished aluminum reflector increases light, UVB and UVA output by up to 100%.

Also, it is Equipped with On/Off switch and 6-foot long power cord; Includes Switch, Clamp, Hanger and reflector of about 7inches wide.

ADVANTAGES OF EXO TERRA DOME LIGHT

  • It is more reliable compared to some other products.
  • It serves as multipurpose I.e can be used on patients.

DISADVANTAGES

  • The light tends to flicker sometimes.
  • The cord on it is very short.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the ratings of the lamp?

Its voltage is 110 and the maximum wattage is up to 150

Q: Can it be used with Exo Terra solar GLO UVB light?

Solar GLO lights are too powerful for it therefore, It can malfunction.

Q: Can it be with Sunray UVB bulbs?

It malfunctions with all this.

Q: Is the size of the dome big enough?

Yes, but its advisable to use recommended bulbs.

Q: Does the clamp comes together with the park or its purchased separately?

Yes, though u can get another separately in case it breaks.

Q: Does it come with a ceramic socket?

Yes.

Q: Does it last longer.

Yes, it does.

ZACRO REPTILE HEAT

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This heat lamp product is design in such a way that it has flat-faced, Infrared Ceramic Heating Non-light Lamps Emitter of 110V (Black). It provides a suitable environment for pet reptiles during winter by keeping their body warm and feel comfortable. Flat-faced design is more efficient and longer lasting than conical design which will build up the excess. Also, it runs for 24hrs a day and in no way affect the sleep of the reptiles. Some of its features include;

High thermal efficiency

It generates heat very fast a steady leaving the reptiles body temperature regulated.

Causes no harm

It doesn’t affect their skin or causes any damage while they are asleep.

ADVANTAGES OF ZACRO REPTILE HEAT LAMP

  • It comes with a digital thermometer.
  • It does not put the light out to generate heat.

DISADVANTAGES

  • It Burns when it gets in contact with skin.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What at the accessories in a pack of this product?

It contains s bulb and thermometer for temperature regulation.

Q: Is there a possibility it spikes when the temperature is adjusted.

If done wrong it would.

Q: How hot can it be?

Extremely hot to like 90 degrees plus.

Q: Does the thermometer turns the bulb on/off?

It does not, the thermometer only reads the temperature.

Q: What is the durability of this product.

I have been using mine for more than a year.

Q: Can it work with my snake tank?

Yes, though the size of the gallon tank, the distance of the bulb and weather needs to be considered.

Q: What are the wattages available for the bulb?

Most common ones are 100 and 150 watts.

Q: Will it be effective at a distance of 10 inches away?

Yes if the weather is not too cold.

Q: To what direction is the heat emitted?

Almost all directions.

FLUKER’S SUN DOME REPTILES LAMP

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Flukers sun dome lamp has a bigger dome, the dome designs in such a way that it covers the sides of the bulb this enables it to accommodate big bulbs like fluker sun glow, sunspot bulbs, and other bulbs. The inside of the dome is polished so as to increases UVA and UVB output to domes with interior white surfaces.

Also, the ceramic socket can be used with other accessories such as; incandescent bulbs, ceramic heat emitters, compact fluorescent bulbs, on and off switch and mercury vapor bulbs. The wattage of this product lies between 160watt and a dome diameter of 8.5inches.

ADVANTAGES OF FLUKERS SUN DOME

  • It has the capacity to take bigger bulbs.
  • The dome can be used with different accessories.

DISADVANTAGES

  • It gets extremely hot at times.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How do I attach it to the tank?

Just place it down on the side of the tank.

Q: Does the lamp have a kind of hook for hanging?

Yes, it does.

Q: What wattage is recommended for my 20-gallon snake tank?

50 watts will be great.

Q: Is the bottom of the bulb attached with the lip of the dome or it’s separated?

It’s not attached directly to the dome lip.

Q: what is the highest bulb wattage that can use with it?

Not exceeding 160watt.

Q: is there a specific bulb recommended for the dome?

No.

Q: can it run a whole day?

Yes.

ZILLA INCANDESCENT DUAL BULB

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This product is designed in such a way that it has two bulbs housing compacted in it. This housing provides light, heat and coil bulb UVB in a single pack. It also has a  twin ceramic light sockets, perfect for daytime and nighttime bulbs. The two bulbs operate independently on separate cords with in-line rocker switches. The ratings of the switch are 150watts.

ADVANTAGES OF ZILLA INCANDESCENT DUAL BULB

  • Ceramic sockets are durable and withstand high heat.
  • The two bulbs operate independently i.e failure or one does not affect the other.

DISADVANTAGES

  • The top gets hot.
  • It requires a timed power switch to work effectively.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Would it be damaged when in contact with water?

Yes, it is not waterproof

Q: Is there a specific bulb for this product?

Any bulb can be used so far it doesn’t exceed 150watt

Q: Are the two light fixtures together or separate?

No, The bulbs have a distance of 12inches between them.

Q: Can it be used as a normal light?

That would be a mere waste of money, it is not advisable.

Q: Can the bulbs be used in an aquarium hood?

Yes, it can be fixed at each end.

Q: What is the dimension of this product?

It is 21 1/16″ Length x 5 1/2″ Diameter x 4″ Horizontal.

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