Heat lamp bursts

by Danny

i bought a heat lamp 50watts for my turtle tank and it burst in like 6 hours and then i bought another one and agai it burst in 8-9 hours its really money consuming and need to find out what i am doing wrong tips and advice would be helpful thanks

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Feb 18, 2012
Lamp bursting
by: dennalynne

I have had the exact problem. Except I go through bulbs every 10 days instead. When I was talking to a fellow in the pet store about it he said it is because of no reostate on the lamp itself.
Since spending the money on a reostated lamp my bulb continues to glow. The reostate lamp was way less than one bulb.

Jun 05, 2011
by: Anonymous

Check what wattage you are using and is it appropriate for the lamp that you are using. Make sure both the lamp and the holder are supported for heating purposes. Also, it would be a good idea to plug the lamp into a safety strip so if the power goes out or something happens, the lamp will not blow.

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