Night Time Lighting


Moderator & mad scientist
Staff member
Toledo, OH
People often ask if their reptiles need night time lighting, some say yes, others say no. Some say red or black light, others say if you are going to offer a night heat source make it a CHE. I long understood that these "night time bulbs" had negative effects on reptiles eyes, no real scientific proof from the papers I read, just behavior changes noticed by well versed keepers. Here is an article indicating "light pollution" is causing issues in reptiles and amphibians, and the scientific research behind it