This is my last word re: UVA for a while.
Posted by rogervan on 11/10/2015, 2:37 pm
The UVA lamps using LEDs will last about 8 months. |
Re: REptisun 10.0 T8 is made to emit both UVB and UVA.
Below, you see lamp output expressed as a percentage. But a percentage of what? It's meaningless. They don't say. I have a call into the engineers to ask about emittance in terms of microwatts/square centimeter at a given distance. If they don't give that to me, I will never buy one of those lamps.
In the last 10 years we have only carried two brands of fluorescent bulbs, namely the Sunblast Bulbs and the Reptisun 5.0 bulbs. The reason for this is that we do our own testing, and after continually testing most every reptile fluorescent bulb on the market we have found that nothing has come close to the quality of the Reptisun and Sunblast bulbs.
Well, Zoo Med has once again out done themselves and created what we consider one of the top two fluorescent bulbs on the market.
Reptisun 10.0 bulbs feature the following;
Superb Light intensity and incredibly reliable bulbs that most importantly create balanced levels of UVA and UVB.
Reptiles receive the much needed UVA and UVB rays up to a full 20 inches from the surface of the lamp.
Testing reveals that these bulbs consistently produce 10% UVB and 30% UVA via its special UV transmitting quartz glass."
R-, over and out.