Emits UVB a full 20"/51cm from the surface of the lamp to prevent or reverse metabolic bone disease. (Compared to 12"/30cm on the ReptiSun 5.0). Optimal for use with larger terrariums where greater than 12" of UVB penetration is needed. The ReptiSun 10.0 is also recommended for use above screen covers which can filter out up to 50% of the UVB wavelengths.
"Recently, the zoo's reptile keepers ran some tests in order to measure the UVB output of fluorescent lamps (bulbs) used in some of the exhibits and holding cages... Using a UVB meter, the staff found that the Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 High Output UVB Lamp provided high levels of UVB, with the Zoo Med ReptiSun 5.0 UVB Lamp being valuable in some situations as well.
- Frank Indiviglio