The Exo Terra Intense Basking Spot Lamp is designed to be used as a basking light for reptiles. The difference with the intense over a standard basking bulb is a special design which directs the beam onto a specific area where a 35% increase in light and heat will be generated. In addition an increase in ambient air temperature will be experienced and the bright light and UVA output will help contribute to reptiles overall well being. (UVB should be provided separately for all animals that need it). Combine with a Night lamp or Infrared Bulb to create a 24 hour cycle of heat and light.