Warning for keepers of exotic reptiles - dangerous lamps on sale by various Chinese and UK retailers.
Keepers of exotic reptiles requiring UV light and heat please be aware that there are a dangerous lamps on sale (NZ natives should not be kept outdoors under normal sunlight).
The lamps are variously described as '100W Reptile Halogen Heat Lamp', 'Basking Light', 'Full Spectrum UVA UVB Bulb'. Research findings include extreme risk of skin burns and high risk of fire, risk of damage to eyes and skin. UV tests also found very short wavelengths of UVB and UVC.
Summary of report by Dr Francis Baines
Full report by Dr Francis Baines