D3 Basking Lamps are mercury vapour bulbs and are safe to use with your
reptiles - hang them vertically in your vivarium to allow the convection
currents to circulate normally within the bulb, meaning you should get around
6000 hours of light, UV and heat out of each bulb. As with all Mercury Vapour
bulbs, these bulbs cannot be used with thermostats and should only be used in
large enclosures or open top tables.
The Reptile Systems D3 bulbs are not just more
compact in size but offer a unique 70w version for reptiles that require warmer
climates. These also usually work out cheaper to buy and cheaper to run than
using a separate UV and heat source. With its standard E27 screw-in fitting it
should fit almost all ceramic holders.
Systems Mercury Vapour lamps pass through the Reptile Systems unique triple
quality check to ensure UVI output performs at the highest standards on every