Powersun UV 160 watt
Powersun UV 160 watt
The PowerSun UV is a high intensity source of UVB, UVA, heat and visible light. Because the PowerSun UV is a self-ballasted bulb it can be used in any ceramic socket that is rated to handle the wattage. The PowerSun UV has nickel-plated threads to ensure that it will not corrode in humid reptile habitats. These lamps project useable UVB radiation greater distances (up to 6 feet) than conventional fluorescent tubes. This makes them ideal for large enclosures and reptiles with high UV demands. The PowerSun UV has all of the benefits of our award winning ReptiSun bulbs with the added benefit of increased intensity, heat and a one year guarantee.
The PowerSun UV is a self-ballasted mercury vapor bulb with two main components. The first is a standard incandescent filament, which is the first to light. The second is a mercury vapor arc tube, which takes a few minutes to heat up. There will be a noticeable change in hue (or color) when the bulb is completely warm and fully functioning. Because the PowerSun UV is a self-ballasted bulb it can be used in any ceramic socket that is rated to handle the wattage.
The PowerSun UV has nickel-plated threads to ensure that it will not corrode in humid reptile habitats. This new bulb also incorporates a short neck design, unique among mercury vapor lamps, that allows it to better fit into "clamp lamp" type fixtures.
PowerSun UV projects useable UVB radiation a far greater distance (up to 6 feet) than conventional fluorescent tubes. This makes it ideal for large enclosures and reptiles with high UV demands. PowerSun UV has all of the benefits of our award winning ReptiSun bulbs with the added benefit of increased intensity (50µW/cm2 UVB!!) and heat. UVB radiation has always been the safest, most effective way to ensure proper levels of vitamin D3 in captive reptiles and the PowerSun UV will continue to emit significant levels of UVB for all of its 10,000-hour average life (over 2 years with normal use.)
Q: How can I get the maximum out of a lamp?
A: Minimizing handling: lamps that get moved or vibrated burn out quickly. Make sure that the fixture isn't being moved regularly. It is best to use a quality ceramic socket, not a plastic socket.
Q: Can I use the rheostat/thermostat with a Reptisun, Avian Sun or Power Sun UV?
A: These lamps need specific line voltages; they cannot be used with dimmers/rheostats.
Q: My Power Sun UV has stopped working?
A: These lamps have an internal thermal shut off that will turn them off when they overheat. Allow the lamp to cool down and the lamp should turn back on.
Q: Does this lamp emit UVB?
A: Yes! This lamp provides the full visible spectrum as well as UVA and UVB. What is UVB and why does my reptile need it?
Q: How often should this lamp be replaced?
A: This lamp will provide optimum levels of UVB for 12 months so it should be replaced once a year.
Q: How long should I leave this lamp on each day?
A: This lamp should be on for 10 - 12 hours a day to maintain your animals day and night cycle.
We love this light. The differences this bulb has made on animals kept primarily indoors has been nothing short of amazing.
However, there are some things worth noting:
1.) These bulbs get EXTREMELY hot and can kill your reptiles if used on enclosures that are too small.
2.) We do not recommend the use of this bulb with 10 gallon aquariums.
3.) We strongly recommend the use of a high quality "high range" thermometer when using this light.
4.) This bulb should NOT be tilted or kept at an angle. It must be kept straight up and down, when in use, at all times. Using a fixture like the "Deep Dome" or the "Sun Dome" will aid in keeping the bulb in the proper position.
5.) These lamps cannot be used in conjunction with a dimmer or thermostat. If turned off or subjected to volatge spikes, the lamp will not relight for at least one minute.
6.) This product emits ultraviolet (UV) rays. Do not look directly into the light. Do not allow others to look directly into the light. Do not use as a reading light or a tanning lamp. Turn off the UV Heat if working in the Vivarium for an extended period of time.