How To Set Up Lighting For Bearded Dragon

How to set up lighting for bearded dragon While setting up proper lighting for your beardie’s habitat may seem like a daunting task, in reality, bearded dragons only need two types of bulbs—a UVB bulb for mimicking the UVA/UVB radiation they get from the sun and a basking bulb for heat/warmth. The proper amount of UVB output is especially important to desert-dwelling reptiles such .

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How To Set Up Lighting For Bearded Dragon

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  • Get a UVB Light – a full-spectrum 10.0 HO tube that runs the 50-66% of the enclosure. Measure the tank’s length and get…
  • To house the UVB tube, you will need a hood. When buying a hood, note the size. For example, this Zoo Med 36 inch hood…
  • Get a basking light. Choose one from the option above. Mount near a UVB tube so your dragon…

What Kind Of Lighting Does A Bearded Dragon Need?

Unfiltered sunlight is what bearded dragons need. But for permanent light source, you will need to use artificial lights. Artificial lights emitting both UVA and UVB light are successfully used by most reptile owners to create optimal light sources. Only choose light bulbs or fixtures for reptiles, as plant lights don’t produce UVB!

Which Bearded Dragon Heat Lamp You Should Really Get?

One of the best heat lamps to use for bearded dragons is the Zoo Med Repti Basking Spot Lamp. This heat lamp is ideal for creating basking areas, and comes in wattages ranging from 50 watts (for small terrariums) to 150 watts (for very large terrariums). You may need a heat lamp for keeping nighttime temperatures from dropping below 70 degrees F.

Why Do Bearded Dragons Need The Sun A Lot?

UVB and UVA radiation are the parts of the sun’s rays that your bearded dragon needs. Specifically, UVB allows your beardie to convert vitamin D to useable calcium. By useable, we mean that it can be shuttled to their bones where it helps keep them strong and healthy.

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