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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:37 pm   light issues

I have a flunkers 100 watt lamp.q
It normally flashes for 15 minutes to warm up then stays on
Well today its been flashing all day anyone have this light and know why?? My turtle has gone all day without it since it keeps flashing I need to fix this now!!!
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:07 am   Re: light issues

What kind of bulb? Self-Ballasted Mercury Vapor? Basking? Either way, unplug it, let it cool down and make sure there is nothing wrong with the fixture or your electrical wiring. The bulb might warrant replacing anyway.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:34 am   Re: light issues

Yes its a self ballasted mercury bulb ubv uva heat lamp
I let it cool down and tried multiple fixture it did the same for all of them.... So now once again all my turtle has is a heat lamp.... my light lasted 2 days so idk how 2 days of use could break a light bulb of that kind
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:55 pm   Re: light issues

As you noted, an MVB needs to cool down before it can be turned on. Sounds like there is a problem with the ballast... it should be covered under warranty. Also make sure you have the right fixture for it, for both safety reasons and optimal usage.
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