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    Recommendations for interior lighting for display cages?

    I would like to know what sorts of lights you recommend to light display enclosures. I have a couple random bar lights that have just left me dissapointed. One just stoped working all together and the other one will not turn on by a timer, so despite having it on a timer I have to reach inside the cage every morning to turn it on. Because of this i had started just leaving the blinds open and relying on the ambient light but as we are approaching winter I am finding that the snakes are just growing more and more lethargic and their appetites have dropped so much that its a little concerning. So please, if anyone has a light they like that works well inside the enclosure and will take to a timer please let me know. Bonus points if you can provide me a link.

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    Re: Recommendations for interior lighting for display cages?

    What kind of enclosure are you using?

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    Re: Recommendations for interior lighting for display cages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles8088 View Post
    What kind of enclosure are you using?

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    Custom made plywood enclosures.

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    Re: Recommendations for interior lighting for display cages?

    I have the Animal Plastics T8 & T100 enclosures. And, I had AP put in their LED lights, the strip ones. Very soon, I am going to be building my own enclosure, and I think the LED strip lights that you can pick up from Amazon would work nice. I think they might have smart ones too, but I don't think the cost is warranted if the smart ones are too much more. I'm not speaking from experience, only from the creative mind. Although, I have used those strip lights (not on reptiles) and they seem like they would work exceptionally well for that purpose.

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    Re: Recommendations for interior lighting for display cages?

    with regards to the LED lights, would you use regular ones or opt for waterproof ones? I found a set of dimmable white LED strip lights but they are not waterproof. I rather not use the RGB ones as they do not have a true white color to them.

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    Re: Recommendations for interior lighting for display cages?

    Waterproof all the way. Not worth the risk with electrical items
    https://www.amazon.com/Dimmable-Dayl.../dp/B076RHLF7Y


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    Re: Recommendations for interior lighting for display cages?

    Just doing a random search on Amazon, these here look like waterproof and 6000K light. I think that would be a true white?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075LB9HK2..._lXRSFb2WSQ85E

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    - Woma Python
    - Boa BCI
    - Russian Rat Snake
    - Eastern Indigo
    - Black Milk Snake
    - False Water Cobra
    - Thai Bamboo Rat Snake
    - Western Hognose
    - Rhino Rat Snake
    - Kenyan Sand Boa

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