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ESU Reptile Slimline Desert Fixture with 18 Super UV Lamp

Pre-assembled light fixture with a Super-UV fluorescent lamp included. It's easy to install and ideal for areas with limited space.
Overall rating:
3.667 / 5
3.7
 / 
5
(6 reviews) 6
4 of 6(67%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for ESU Reptile Slimline Desert Fixture with 18 Super UV Lamp
Review 1 for ESU Reptile Slimline Desert Fixture with 18 Super UV Lamp
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews

great product

March 25, 2013
by beardielover5000
fromutah
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
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overall great product this is very cheap and it works great! highly recommend!!!!!
Pros: works great, easy to install, price
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Review 2 for ESU Reptile Slimline Desert Fixture with 18 Super UV Lamp
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews

GREAT PRODUCT!!

November 11, 2012
by SMOKEYDABEAR
fromCOMPTON, CA.
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
THIS FIXTURE IS ONLY FOR EMITTING THE UVB I NEED FOR MY RED EAR SLIDER AS WELL AS LIGHT FOR THE TANK. I HAVE IT ALONG SIDE MY HEAT LAMP AND IT'S BEEN DOING GOOD.
Pros: works great, easy to install
Cons: price
+5points
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Review 3 for ESU Reptile Slimline Desert Fixture with 18 Super UV Lamp
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 6 reviews

this light

December 17, 2011
by Anonymous
fromsouth carolina
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
works well... and to the other review this light isn't meant to be for heat its only for uvb rays... its meant to be used in combination with a basking bulb.. i would remove the acrylic cover though other than that its a good lamp
Pros: easy to install
+5points
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Review 4 for ESU Reptile Slimline Desert Fixture with 18 Super UV Lamp
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 6 reviews

2 of 2 were duds!

August 12, 2008
by shadesofyou
fromVictoria, BC
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
I bought this product because it was the only unit available at my local Petsmart that didn't include a full-tank cover and/or mesh; it was the fixture and the light itself.
The first unit had to be returned because it would not turn on unless I tipped it upside-down. It would then flicker for a long time before fully turning on. The bulb installation was NOT the problem.
The replacement unit seemed to work alright for the first hour, but then it began overheating and created a funky smell in my room. It had not been resting against anything that it shouldn't have touched.
I returned this product and am waiting for Petsmart to restock the Exo Terra brand. The staff at my local store admitted this ESU product is terrible and told me to go with Exo Terra.
**Also, if you read on the box... it claims 'Super UV Lamp'. The light has a 3% UVB output which only suits nocturnal, desert animals. The UVA output is 7% which is also on the low side.
-1point
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Review 5 for ESU Reptile Slimline Desert Fixture with 18 Super UV Lamp
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5 6 reviews

Not enough heat

July 31, 2008
by Winged
fromLouisville, KY
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
I bought this light for my water dragon. While the fixture itself is nice, the bulb isn't. It doesn't get hot enough. No, let me rephrase that: It doesn't get hot; it gets warm. I can touch it when it's been on for hours.
I would return it, however I accidentally let it get too close to one of my other lights, and it melted slightly. It still work fine though, so I'm still using it.
I will be buying a new bulb that will fit the fixture (I do rather like the fixture itself, as I mentioned previously). Hopefully with a new bulb, it will get warm enough.
If you are buying this for heat, consider something else, or buy a new bulb. If you want it only for a UVB light, have at it.
-24points
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Review 6 for ESU Reptile Slimline Desert Fixture with 18 Super UV Lamp
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews

April 1, 2007
by jwii
frompeeble,bl
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 6 reviews
This ligt is great fo my house gecko Hunter.
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