1. Hello guest! Are you a Tegu enthusiast? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Tegu enthusiasts to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your Tegu and enclosure and have a great time with other Tegu fans. Sign up today! If you have any questions, problems, or other concerns email josh@tegutalk.com!
    Dismiss Notice

Are clear Infrared bulbs ok to use?

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Touc, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Touc

    Touc New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I'm looking at getting bulbs like this or this that are clear infrared. Is it ok if I use these types of bulbs for my tegu for heat? The Zoomed basking bulbs burn out super quick and the other flood light bulbs I was buying are discontinued. Thanks.
  2. Zyn

    Zyn Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2017
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    181
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Like you said the zoo meds just don't last and are
    Very fragile. I've moved to using outdoor flood lights any brand will work from lowes just get whatever wattage is needed to get the correct hot spot temps and also supply a secondary source of UVB. This has been working much better for sev at a much reduced price and much higher durablity.
  3. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,015
    Likes Received:
    720
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I, too, have been very didappointed in zoomed lights.
  4. dpjm

    dpjm Active Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    134
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Both those lights that you linked to are good. They are a bit different, though. The first is a 250 W incandescent lamp with a rounded face. It will spread heat out in a wider area. The other is a 175 W halogen with a flat face. It will create a hot spot without affecting the surrounding area as much. I use both those lamp types in my enclosures and I would recommend them over pet store brands.
    Touc likes this.
  5. Ginny Mastandrea

    Ginny Mastandrea New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    I bought my UV at Petco but bought the bulbs both clear and infrared and the silver domes to put them in at a feed store. Bulbs $5.24 and large silver domes $10. They seem to get pretty hot so I have to use rocks to lift up the distance from my Tegu. I need 2 more temperature gauges to keep a good eye. I’m home pretty much all the time so I can monitor the temps. I just got him today. I also have a baby Nile Monitor. He’s very secretive and does bite pretty much every time I pick him up. I keep handling to a minimum but sometimes I have to pick him up using the scoop method. I’ve had him about 2-3 months