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Are ceramic heaters better?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosure Lighting' started by smjohns, Mar 15, 2019.

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  1. smjohns

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    I’m looking into getting a hotter basking light and I wasn’t sure if ceramic would be better. Any thoughts?
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    T Smart Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Regarding the basking light, what’s your current setup? Temperatures? Sounds like you might need a new bulb or possibly an adjustment in the lamp height.

    The difference between a CHE and basking bulb is that a CHE doesn’t give off light. It’s great for keeping up ambient temperatures, especially during the night, but it doesn’t provide the proper brightness and basking area.
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    CHEs are for making ambient heat. They aren't for basking since they make no light.
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    Okay thank you. That’s exactly what I wanted to know.
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