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Old 10-18-17, 04:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: LED or UV tube for pythons?

Originally Posted by TRD View Post
No you dont need an Incandescent light in that case... just take care with UV that it is not too strong.
I'd read that UV tubes can produce too much UVB in relation to their brightness. The animal's pupils then dilate to let in more light, resulting in over-exposure to the UVB and ultimately blindness. The suggested solution was to use a bright incandescent bulb alongside the UV tube to restrict pupil dilation.

Perhaps this is outdated information, the tubes I've used in the past have all been very bright. The one I'll get for my snake is a 'soft' UV tube, with a relatively low UV output. is offline