Unclutter your tank top with two fixtures in one. Halogen heat and fluorescent heat in one reliable unit.
- Halogen heat and fluorescent light in a single fixture.
- Aim halogen bulb to direct heat or light.
- Full-spectrum fluorescent bulb delivers healthy UV light.
For maximum health, reptiles need both warmth and the heightened ultraviolet output of a reptile fluorescent bulb. Zilla makes it easy by combining both, then adding features like a moveable halogen bulb socket that allows the halogen’s heat and light output to be aimed anywhere in the terrarium.
These fixtures work with Zilla T5 bulbs that deliver the higher UVA and UVB output needed for proper bone development (bulbs sold separately).
T5 fluorescent and day heat bulbs are controlled by separate switches and 24-hour mechanical timer for easy day/night cycling.
Note: Bulbs not included. Halogen and fluorescent bulbs sold separately.
Zilla’s Desert Series Halogen/Fluorescent Combo fixture is a unique way to keep your favorite reptile healthy and comfortable. With sizes from twenty to forty eight inches long, there is sure to be one that will fit your terrarium.
This combo uses both halogen and fluorescent bulbs in order to keep your pet warm while providing the ultraviolet light needed by all reptiles to keep them healthy. UV light is very important to reptiles as it aids in the absorption of the calcium that keeps their bones strong and solid. All reptiles need UV rays and in the wild they soak up sunshine in order to satisfy their need. In captivity, fluorescent bulbs fill in for the sun.
You can say goodbye to overhead clutter and inconvenience with Zilla’s new fixture! The halogen bulb socket is movable with an external toggle switch, allowing you to direct the heat anywhere in the terrarium. This feature alone separates the Desert Series Halogen/Fluorescent Combo fixture from its competition. Rather than having to move the heating bulb around and disturb your pet, you can manipulate it easily with the toggle switch.
For maximum efficiency the black aluminum hood has a white powder coating to better reflect the heat as well as the ultraviolet lighting. Your pet will stay comfortable and you’ll save energy costs when you use the 24 hour timer. There are separate switches for the day and night cycling that is so important to reptiles. Without this cycling, a reptile’s metabolism becomes unstable and they are susceptible to respiratory infections and other serious ailments.
A 6’ power cord is included with the fixture. This light weight aluminum fixture comes only in the color black but its sleek design fits any décor. You can buy a 50 watt night red heat bulb and a 50 watt day blue light bulb separately.
Most customer reviews on the Zilla Desert Series Halogen/Fluorescent Combo fixture have been positive but some have had trouble getting the timer to operate correctly. The timer is simple to operate, working on a 24 hour clock. Simply turn the dial to the hours you want the fixture to operate and you’re done! There is a twelve month warranty on materials and workmanship so if you should have difficulty getting the timer to work, you can obtain a replacement unit.
This fixture is low profile with a height of only one inch, allowing you to enjoy your pet instead of focusing on an ugly, bulky lighting hood. Because of its low profile it is ideal for tight spaces. Changing bulbs is easy and quick and installation is a breeze; merely set the fixture atop the terrarium and plug it in!
Zilla’s Desert Series Halogen/Fluorescent Combo fixture ranges in price from $99 for the 20” unit to $199 for the 48” unit. If you take advantage of a sale, you could get even more of a bargain!