What is UVA Lighting???

Post any questions you have about a turtle indoor setup here. Or if you have a link to your indoor setup picture we would love to see it.
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turtledudeusa
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Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:09 pm

I have figured out what i need to provide the needed UVB rays, but what do i need for UVA rays? i am planning to purchase a 5.0 Zoo Med Light. will this provide both rays???
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Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:46 pm

also, if a UVB light, such as the Reptisun 5.0 is left unused for about 6 months, do the UVB rays go out too???
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Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:00 pm

The UVB-ray output weakens as the bulb is used. If the life of the bulb depended on a certain length of time, they\'d be an expiration date on them (which there isn\'t).
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Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:50 pm

if the uvb light was left on 12 hours a day, how long would it be before you had to replace it?
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Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:17 pm

im pretty sure they need to be replaced ever 4-6 months.
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