I have sucessfully mounted the reptiglow lamp on the back wall of the cage, since it is an open lamp, it radiates from all sides. Its about 8 inches away from the basking log.
It's only a 24", I'm thinking a larger one for the next cage, don't really know.
Raz is more curious then fearful, but still a bundle of energy....He's already curious about the reptiglow being lowered, and flicked his tongue at it, and it kind of worries me.....the lamps need to be close enough to give decent light...but is it dangerous as far as electricity goes......should I put something to guard him away from it like a cage, or is that only nessiary for heat lamps?
The lamp is pretty much compeatly sealed.....maybe i'm just being overcautious.
I suppose the correct answer would be that you can never be too cautious. The iguana could decide to tail whip and break the bulb, or 100 other things could happen. That said, I personally don't have anything covering mine. ;D
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I don't know what you mean by sealed but when you cage your light remember that almost any transparent material will stop the UV wave lengths that you paid so much to get. Only use a mesh material.
You don't have to worry about burns from a floresent lamp. With a 24 inch light you are only pushing through 20W while artificial lights are horribly inefficient that is not enough power to burn an ig -- this is why there are no floresent heat lamps.
This is almost how I still have my lighting arranged. Differences with current: the reptisun is lower, the CHE is gone in favor of a flood lamp, and the "ladder" is made of better material now. At times Bob is standing against his reptisun with no ill effects.