Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5HO 24W 22” Reptile Lighting Fluorescent Tube, SET OF 2

Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 UVB T5HO 24W 22” Reptile Lighting Fluorescent Tube, SET OF 2



Quick overview:

  • The best fluorescent tube that we’ve ever used for our reptiles’ UVB requirements! Other tubes that we tried either don’t have adequate output in the beginning or they degrade much faster than should be expected.
  • A 10.0 UVB tube means that 10% of the tube’s output is UVB. This UVB is necessary for your reptile’s synthesis of vitamin D3, which is essential for the effective metabolism of dietary calcium in its bones and blood.
  • Bearded dragons and similar desert reptiles require more UVB and a 10.0 tube is the better choice. Green iguanas, anoles and similar jungle / forest reptiles require less UVB and a 5.0 tube is the better choice in smaller habitats when these reptiles are younger. We also prefer to use the 5.0 tube for our translucent bearded dragons and for our silkback bearded dragons (“silkies”).
  • This tube is a superior addition to the habitats of bearded dragons, Rankin dragons, horned toad lizards, uromastyx, most other desert reptiles, small turtles and turtles. Animal should be no closer than 10” directly under the fixture and no closer than 6” diagonally from the sides or ends of the fixture.


Product Description

This tube fits 2 of the T5HO fixtures offered by Carolina Custom Cages; the Reptile T5HO 22″ Standard Fixture & Reflector and the Reptile T5HO 22″ Fixture & Reflector with Basking Light Assembly. This second unit is able to provide for UVB and basking requirements in one streamlined fixture that is easy to mount underneath your cage’s top screen mesh. Carolina Custom Cages is a division of Carolina Designer Dragons, Inc.