Mercury Vapour Bulb (MVB) 80w

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The Internet Reptile Mercury Vapour Bulb (MVB) is an "all in one" lamp providing infra-red (Heat), UVA (Visible Light) and UVB from a single bulb.

This type of lamp cannot be used with a thermostat, so is commonly used in open topped tortoise tables or other well ventilated enclosures which help to avoid heat build-up.

Available in 3 wattages; the following information is a guide to help you choose the correct bulb and safe installation distance from your pet.  

In warmer areas and in summer months, it can be used in isolation to create a warm basking area. In cooler areas, or for a wider beam of visual light, can be used in conjunction with a regular flood or halogen lamp controlled by a dimming thermostat. Alternatively, installation in a 'dome' type fitting can help to increase temperatures at the warmest part of the enclosure.

Aim to create a range of bright and shaded areas with different temperature and UV levels within the enclosure; this will allow your pets to correctly thermoregulate by choosing when and where they bask.

Installation and Warranty:

  • Install at a safe distance, in a quality heat resistant (ceramic) fitting or clamp lamp

  • Position vertically (hanging downwards), not at an angle

  • Not suitable for use with a thermostat

  • Protect against knocks or accidental contact when in use

  • Protect against accidental contact with water

  • Always allow the bulb to fully cool before moving or repositioning.

  • Six month warranty from date of purchase (allows for an identical replacement lamp where the above has been adhered to)

  • Approximate usage time of 6000 hours

  • For reptile use only

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16 Reviews

  • 5
    Tortie seems to like...

    Posted by Sandra Boot on 12th Apr 2021

    Tortie has spent more time than usual basking under this lamp. She seems to like it.

  • 4
    Warm and bright and...

    Posted by Kenneth Barlow on 4th Mar 2021

    Reasonably priced, as described and with a prompt delivery.

  • 1

    Posted by Lucy Titley on 29th Jan 2021

    Bulb blew after first day

  • 5
    Great service and...

    Posted by Mark Cook on 18th Jan 2021

    Really helpful with my enquiries about what I needed and the products they suggested are great value and quality

  • 1
    Both failed within...

    Posted by Jason Ball on 24th Dec 2020

    Poor quality. Didn’t last 4 weeks

  • 5

    Posted by Thomas Nicholson-Lole on 16th Dec 2020

    Please don’t ignore this or brush this review off. It is truthful and I am hoping it will save you from making the same mistake as I. This September I bought my first ever Hermanns Tortoise hatchling as I have always wanted one! I did my research and purchased all of the equipment that I deemed appropriate for keeping my baby tort healthy, stimulated and alive! One lighting option I came across was a Mercury Vapour Bulb - a seemingly perfect solution for a first time tortoise owner, like myself. When browsing for one, I found the Internet Reptile bulbs. It was the summer sale and their offer was 2 for 1. I decided to go for it and ordered some other things from them as well. After less than 2 weeks, the first one went. Already not happy, then I changed it for the spare. That one also went, but this time it blew after less than 2 hours! PLEASE DO NOT BUY. Thankfully they offered free returns for the bulbs, and 100% refund. Please help out your reptile by buying a reputable brand’s bulb such as Arcadia! Thank you :)

  • 5

    Posted by Kimberley Wilson on 20th Sep 2020

    Just what I was looking for and with the buy one get a spare free I couldn’t resist. Brilliant bulb, does the job and my tortoise are happy.

  • 5
    Mercury Vapour Bulb (MVB)...

    Posted by Richard Coverdale on 18th Sep 2020

    Very fast service and one lamp now in use with tortoise happy

  • 5
    Mercury Vapour...

    Posted by Barrie Pessol on 30th Jul 2020

    Good bulb. Only had for a week now, but the Tortoises seem to love it and enjoy basking under it.

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