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    I happen to live in a place where itís very warm almost the entire year, so I donít have to add much besides the uth for my geckos, but they all also have red light and white light domes as a back up in case it gets too cold. The red lights stay off... pretty much all the time, but there have been a few nights that got surprisingly cold so Iíve used them as a last resort during the night.

    Iím just wondering what you guys think about having the red ones as emergency additional night heating and the white ones as supplementary day heating.

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    For backup heat I suggest ceramic heat emitter bulbs. I have found the Exo Terra brand to be unreliable. Zoo Med makes 25 and 40 watts nano CHEs.

    Leos can see all colors of light, so red bulbs and white bulbs disturb their natural rhythms.
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    White lights during the day doesn’t upset their cycle, right? As there’s light naturally coming in through the windows in my room. I always do my best to make it as dark as possible for my babies- so I will definitely look into ceramic bulb heaters. I’m not worried about the heat now, as it’s almost May and I live in Texas so keeping them cool is my concern right now- though I’m managing it quite well by keeping all the fans in the house on and making sure the thermostats are set a few degrees lower than they were for winter (the natural heat gives the few degrees back so their warm hides are at 87-89 degrees where as their favorite spot, curled up under the tree, is 92-95)

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