UV BULB SIZES AND WATTAGES
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
The wattage on a UV bulb’s box pertains to the amount of electricity a bulb uses to produce light: The higher the wattage, the stronger and brighter the bulb is. Some people think that a smaller bulb with the same UVI level that they are looking for could save them money, because it consumes less electricity. While smaller bulbs are alright for small spaces, it’s important to remember that larger enclosures need stronger and bigger bulbs, or they won’t be as effective. Don’t try to cut corners if it’s to the detriment of a reptile. Try to provide a reptile with the right type of bulb, and set it up correctly within their enclosure.