I use IR bulbs in the winter if it gets excessively cold. There is still some small amount of measurable visible light from these, but it doesn't seem to bother Zair. I know IK also uses these and his two seem to do fine. He'll be able to answer you better on his two though.
Igs can just barely see into the near-infrared range (which is really more light than heat) just like humans can. Its visible as a really dim red if there is no other visible light. If you use either a CHE or a MegaHeat infrared projector like what V uses, your ig shouldn't be bothered by either one at night. If you use a high-powered IR lamp like I use, there's so much visible red light along with it that it disturbs their sleep. So, I just had to tune my heat vents throughout my apartment to direct more heat into the iguana room, which allows me to shut off all of the lights in their room at night.
Last Edit: Nov 1, 2007 10:13:52 GMT -8 by IguanaKing
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Post by simbalovesnala on Nov 1, 2007 21:02:21 GMT -8
ohhhh okay! yeah my iguana isnt bothered by it, but i also used the infarared lights with my bearded dragon and i dont know if it's just me but i dont think shes sleeping at night.. do you think that light could bother her? the brand is exo terra
Hot hot do you keep the temps at night? Igs AND beardies need temps that go down into the low to mid 70s. Beardies can even go down to the 60s. They need these cooler temps to allow their metabolism to slow down and rest. If the temps are even lower than that then try one of the lightless heat sources such as a CHE or the Mega Ray HP.