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 IS YOUR UVB LIGHT SOURCE WORKING?

Hi All, found a simple way to test & find if your UVB light source is sending out UVB rays. Simply put a pair of glasses with transition lenses under the bulb. The lenses WILL start to change darkness/transition with in 45 seconds if the UVB source is sending out UVB rays. No need to throw out/replace expensive UVB bulbs before their time. Plus you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that INDEED your UVB bulb is working properly. Also, UVB rays WILL NOT penetrate glass. This is why transition lenses do not darken/transition while in your car. Hope this helps. :]



10/29/09  10:58am

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  Message To: Rokdog   In reference to Message Id: 2089658


 IS YOUR UVB LIGHT SOURCE WORKING?

Rok dog this is very misleading if you are unawares of how much UVB is being emitted...please , so many UVB lights put out less than 45u/mw as it is ....at 10 months old the UVB might only be 10-15u/mw....is that enough to change the glasses ...yes ...is that enough for the reptile 12" away ...NO...
Especialy a bearded dragon !!

I hope no one lives by this rule ...stop posting information that will lead others to make reckless decisions...this is a forum to help others ...not create chaos.

Buy a UVB meter...the solarmeter 6.2...google it

Cp



11/01/09  03:10pm


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