Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 13w Desert Compact 10.0

$35.95
SKU: 015561221887

Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 13w Desert Compact 10.0 is not currently in our store but there is more on the way. Please allow up to 5 business days to process your order. Subject to availability.

REPTILE UVB150 13W

Desert Terrarium Bulb

  • Ideal for all desert dwelling reptiles
  • High UVB output
  • Very high D3 conversion
  • Effective up to 50 cm (20")
  • Provides necessary UVB rays for optimal calcium metabolism
  • Recommended for terrariums with dense screen covers
  • Combine with Natural Light for optimal visual light output

The Exo Terra Reptile UVB150 has a very high UVB output similar to sunlight in deserts. These locations receive more direct sunlight, therefore desert reptiles are more exposed to UV radiation than any other type of reptile. This bulb can also be used on terrariums with denser screen covers to ensure sufficient UVB penetration. Dense screens can filter out up to 50% of the UVB rays. The high Vitamin D3 yield index ensures vitamin D3 photosynthesis to aid calcium absorption and prevent metabolic diseases.

Light and UV radiation in compact fluorescent bulbs decreases over time. Changing your terrarium bulbs yearly ensures optimal light conditions to keep your reptiles healthy. Visit www.exo-terra.com and register for the “Restore The Rays” program and be reminded when to replace your bulb.

Pet care bulb for use with Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates only!

PREVENTS METABOLIC BONE DISEASE.

Metabolic bone disease (MBD) is a prevalent disorder in captive reptiles resulting from mineral imbalances, primarily calcium, phosphorus, and insufficient vitamin D3. Symptoms include weak bones, tremors, and lethargy. A crucial cause is the lack of ultraviolet B (UVB) light exposure. Reptiles need UVB for vitamin D3 synthesis, vital for calcium processing. Using UVB lights is essential to prevent MBD.

ENHANCED IMMUNITY.

UVB light plays a pivotal role in reptile health, especially in synthesizing vitamin D3. This vitamin not only aids calcium metabolism, vital for bone health, but also fortifies the reptile's immune system. When reptiles absorb UVB rays, they produce vitamin D3, which in turn helps regulate immune responses and combat diseases.  Appropriate UVB exposure is instrumental in strengthening the immunity of reptiles, making them less susceptible to various ailments.

Low Maintenance

IMPROVED APPETITE.

Ultraviolet light (UVA and UVB rays) is crucial for the overall well-being of reptiles. Exposure to these wavelengths stimulates natural behaviours and promotes appetite, breeding, and overall reptile health. UVA mainly enhances well-being and vision, influencing activities like mating and food foraging. UVB aids in synthesizing vitamin D3, which impacts calcium metabolism and overall vitality. Combined, UVA and UVB light boosts a reptile's appetite, making them more active and inclined to eat.