Zoo Med ReptiTemp Rheostat

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Zoo Med ReptiTemp Rheostat

Regular price $29.99
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Reptiles are ectotherms ("cold-blooded"), which means that they don't produce their own body heat. Instead, they rely on outside sources of heat like the Sun to get the heat energy that their bodies need to function properly. However, different reptiles have different temperature preferences — what keeps a bearded dragon healthy will cook a crested gecko, for example. So it's important to be careful about the temperatures that your pet reptile is exposed to in its enclosure.

The Zoo Med ReptiTemp Rheostat enables you to manually decrease the heat and/or light output of heating or lighting devices via a dimming dial. Works with up to two incandescent/halogen bulbs and/or ceramic heat emitters.

This is not a thermostat. If you are looking for a thermostat to tightly control the temperatures in your reptile or amphibian's terrarium, we recommend the Zoo Med ReptiTemp Digital Thermostat instead.

Note: Thermostats and rheostats cannot increase the temperature a heat source is capable of putting out. If your heat source is not warm enough at the maximum setting, you need a higher wattage heat source.

Maximum wattage: 150w combined

Compatible with:

DO NOT use to control mercury vapor UVB lamps (e.g., PowerSun UV Self-ballasted  Mercury Vapor lamp), compact fluorescent lamps, or rock heaters. This product is also NOT compatible with heat mats!