Best UVB and heat lights for a whole Sulcata room?

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Sep 25, 2011
I recently lined a cement room with pond liner and turned it into an enclosure for our growing rescued Sulcata. His space is 10'x6'. We're in Edmonton Alberta so although he goes outside on days that the weather is good, he is stuck indoors for much of the year. Keeping that in mind, what is the best combination of lights for this large of a space?

In his old pen, he had a combination of 10.0 Zoomed striplights, a CHE and a dog heat pad. I was considering replacing the strip lights with MVB's but the high temperature scares me...though I guess it's no different from the CHE's. The dog heat pad is warm but doesn't get hot enough, so in his shelter he also has the CHE. The room's ambient temperature is kept up by an enclosed oil radiator. He also has an unheated shelter. His day basking spot is currently a CHE with striplights, but I am interested in replacing those with the MVB to reach a wider area. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance for any insight you may have!
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