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"Good bulb if you know you need it, but...
This bulb is crazy dangerous and should have more warning labels. I decided to test the bulb on myself before using it on my lizard, which I suppose sounds dumb because I am not a reptile but here is what happened.
I sat with the bulb directed on my arm while I was working at the computer for 1 hour and 30 minutes (I meant to only do 30 minutes but I got caught up in work, this works out because I imagine a lizard could fall asleep under the lamp too). I had the light set up so that it would be about 15 inches away from my arm because that would be the closest that my lizard would be able to get to the lamp.
I clipped up a sheet to keep the light out of my eyes while working on the computer.
At the end of all of this I ended up with terrible burns but couldn't even feel that I was getting burned. The burns were really really bad and took a month and some to really heal.
So um, at the end of this I can't figure what reptile needs uvb like this. (To be honest, possibly something exotic that I am not experinced with needs this bulb, but no standard pet shop lizard)
Not to mention I'm glad that I put up a sheet to protect my eyes, I'm sure I probably would have accidentally damaged my eyes if I hadn't.
I can only imagine what would happen to a reptile, let alone its eyes, if put in an enclosure that is too small with this lamp.
I have to say it is an incredible lamp that really produces the uvb it says.
I just worry that less experienced people getting into herp culture might misuse this lamp and it should have much more explicit labeling about the possible damage that could be done to your reptile or yourself.
I have to say that I did have a small skin issue going on, on my hand at the time of this experiment and the couple of weird little red bumps I had were long gone after doing this. Honestly though it's probably just because all the skin was burned and had to grow back...
Anyway, I am the kind of person who wouldn't let my dog eat anything that I wouldn't eat. I know it might sound extreme but that's how I feel.
My lizard is a tiny southern alligator lizard from California, we recently moved to Massachusetts. I was worried since it snows for a good part of the year that in our apartment he wouldn't get the proper ambient uvbs.
Turns out he is 100% fine with his usual 13w 100uvb bulb.
I hope this review was helpful to someone and doesn't sound completely crazy."