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    I was thinking about getting this for one of my tanks. What does everyone think?

    http://www.amazon.com/12-Cold-Cathod...054651&sr=8-22

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    I think they can see blue though can't they? They make white LED lighting if you want to give them a daytime/nightime patterns
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    im pretty sure they cant see red or blue, looks like a nice light im thinking of getting one
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    ah ok ..should be good then...I like LED Lights btw...they are the future for efficiency
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    haha yeah they look pretty dope, plus it would be nice to watch your crestie without buggin it with light
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    Yeah I have some red incadecents I bought up when the CFL thing hit,that I use for nightime viewing and winter heat.The LEDs are great though especially the CREE's in flashlights
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    Here is a good wesite of both retail as well as homebuit LED projects and lighting

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php
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    Geckos and all reptiles and birds can see in between 300nm (ultraviolet) and 700nm (the far end of red). That means they can see at least one more color than we can see, below violet on the rainbow and they can see red almost as well as we can. Humans have three types of color receptors red, green and blue reptiles have four orange/red, green, blue and ultraviolet. So if a light is bright to you it is just as or even brighter to a gecko because of their good night vision. A blue light would be very bright to a gecko.

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    So you would recommend a red?

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    Their pupils do not react with red or blue LED in my experience, even when they get very close. If that's the only light in a dark room, their pupils remain 100% dilated. I've not used the pet store bulbs. For the tanks I light at night, I use LED Christmas lights, which are cool.

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