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Lighting & HeatSpecies Guide to Lighting

Species Guide to Light & Heat

This quick reference guide is designed to assist you in choosing the right light and heat combination for your reptile. If your reptile is not listed, or you need additional information, please speak with our in-store Pet Care Advisors who will be delighted to assist. 

Name

Habitat

Daytime

Temperature

Heating Required

Lighting Required

Bearded Dragon
Desert 82-88* F
Ceramic Heat Emitter
Powersun UV or Reptisun 5.0/10.0
Leopard Gecko
Desert 75-85* F
Heat Mat
Reptisun 2.0
Green Iguana
Tropical 80-90* F
Heat Mat
Powersun UV or Reptisun 5.0/10.0
Box Turtle
Tropical 74-82* F

Ceramic Heat Emitter

Powersun UV or Reptisun 5.0/10.0
Tree Frog
Semi-Tropical   Heat Mat
Reptisun 2.0
Day Gecko
Tropical 78-84* F
Heat Mat or Ceramic Heat Emitter
Reptisun 5.0
Crested Gecko
Temperate 70-80* F
Heat Mat or Ceramic Heat Emitter Reptisun 2.0
Kingsnake Temperate 77-86* F
Heat Mat
Reptisun 2.0
Corn/Rat Snake
Temperate 75-88* F
Heat Mat
Reptisun 2.0
Chameleon Species Dependent
Species Dependent Basking Light
Reptisun 5.0
Tortoises Species Dependent Species Dependent Basking Light or Ceramic Heat Emitter
Powersun UV or Reptisun 5.0/10.0
Aquatic Turtles
Water set-up
75-86* F
Submersible Heater
Powersun UV or Reptisun 5.0/10.0
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