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 Post subject: Lightbulbs!!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Well I got home yesterday to find one of my basking bulbs blown, good job Bruce has two in his viv, and today I went out to get a few spares and I was advised by the shop assistant to "stock up as they are no longer being manufactured"!! What are reptile owners all over the world going to do when reflector bulbs run out?
Apparently the bulbs are being phased out starting with the r80 100w's and slowly going down in size etc until there are none left! Oh and yes this is the governments idea...

UK:
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Ele ... -take-over

USA:
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... dim-future

... apparently the manufacture of reflector bulbs was banned around 2009 and now they are starting to run out? Is it time to panic buy?

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 Post subject: Re: Lightbulbs!!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:29 am 
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Panic buy or change to GU10 light fittings as I've done. It's a matter for experimentation, you're trying to find something that provides a good heat source plus a bright white light to attract the dragon. If all else fails a CHE with a bright light beside it will work but it's a bit cumbersome.

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