To keep your box turtle healthy and happy, you’ll want to make sure you provide both visible and UV light. Most bulbs give off visible light, of course. Beyond that, you have a lot of options.
Some bulbs are strictly for light, visible and/or UV. Others also provide heat.
Here are the reviews we have up so far, including light only and light plus heat bulbs. Plus some accessories to help you set up a safe, healthy lighting system:
ReptiSun 5.0 UVB Lamp (T8) – The perfect way to give your pet needed UVB rays.
ReptiSun 5 High Output UVB Lamp (T5) – Emits more UVB rays that can reach farther than the standard 5.0 lamp. Perfect for larger/taller habitats.
Zoo Med PowerSun UV Bulb – A mercury vapor lamp that does it all: Supplies heat, light and UV rays (UVA and UVB).
Zoo Med Night Light Red Heat Bulb – Provide overnight heat with a red bulb that won’t disrupt her day/night cycle.
Zoo Med Nocturnal IR Heat Lamp – A basking lamp without the bright light of other basking bulbs. Great for overnight use if needed.
Zoo Med Deep Dome Lamp Fixture – A deep dome that safely covers most bulbs, protecting you from burns and glare.
Zoo Med Mini Deep Dome Lamp Fixture – This mini version of the above deep dome fixture holds smaller bulbs, up to 100 watts. It has the same polished interior that reflects light and heat better than other dome fixtures.
Zoo Med Wire Cage Clamp Lamp Fixture – This fixture’s open cage is better for high-heat lamps than dome-style fixtures, which may concentrate too much heat.
Zoo Med Deluxe Porcelain Clamp Lamp – This dome lamp fixture has a porcelain socket, so it works with most bulbs. The clamp allows you to attach it directly to your pet’s habitat.