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June 26, 2012

Exo Terra’s Heat Wave Lamp Warms Reptiles Like the Sun’s Rays

Exo Terra’s Heat Wave Lamp is suitable for all terrarium conditions, including very humid, tropical rainforest environments.

MANSFIELD, Mass. In their native habitats, reptiles have the benefits of natural warmth from the sun, and often spend plenty of time basking in the soothing, health-giving solar heat.  In captivity, however, these environmental conditions do no come naturally and need to be replicated within the confined space of a terrarium.  Light is very important to the health of reptiles – especially UVB light – but so is heat, and Exo Terra’s Heat Wave Lamp Ceramic Heat Emitter from the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. provides the type of sun-like radiant, light-free heat necessary to promote health and healing in reptiles.

The long-wave infrared heat that is produced by the Heat Wave Lamp gives off the same sort of soothing warmth that attracts reptiles to their favorite basking spots in the wild, which helps them to regulate their body temperatures.  Infrared heat is important to the health of reptiles, as it penetrates the scales and tissue in ways that other sources of heat cannot, promoting health and healing by widening the blood vessels and increasing blood circulation. 

Because it is a radiant heat source, the Heat Wave Lamp recreates sun-like heat with a more uniform pattern than non-radiant heat sources, increasing the ambient air temperature within the terrarium.  The Heat Wave Lamp is strictly for purposes of warmth – it gives off no light, so it will not interrupt the day/night light cycles within a terrarium environment.  And because its element is solid ceramic, the Heat Wave Lamp is suitable for all types of terrarium atmospheres, including those with high humidity, such as tropical rainforest settings.

The Heat Wave Lamp is designed to work exclusively with Exo Terra’s Wire Clamp Lamp.

The Exo Terra Heat Wave Lamp Ceramic Heat Emitter is designed to be used only with the specially designed Exo Terra Wire Clamp Lamp.  It is available in five sizes – 40W, 60W, 100W, 150W and 250W, with MRSP’s from $36.99 to $48.99.  The Wire Clamp Lamp comes in two sizes, Small and Large, and has MRSP’s of $34.99 and $38.99.  They are available online and at pet retailers nationwide.  For more information, visit or call 1-800-225-2700.


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Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Founded in 1955, Rolf C. Hagen, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of pet products, pet food and pet supplies with facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.



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