ReptileUV, The best Reptile UV lighting in the world. ReptileUV, The best Reptile UV lighting in the world.

News & Updates

September 25, 2013
  • It has been a long time since we up-dated our great customers and friends on the developments we have been working on for 2 and a half years. We have our inner Magnesium Oxide coating back on the inside of the bulbs as promised. We are still the only company in the world to put this effort into production. Our big announcement is that we should have every past order finished and sent in the next 2-3 weeks (this is because of our new customer service manager, Cara, who has been a RUV customer and rescuer for 10 years). All orders after that should have next day shipping. What made this possible is a new company that has people involved that have the same vision that ReptileUV has struggled to and maintained to keep; creating nothing less than the world's best reptile lighting. Mega-Ray Pet Care Lighting LLC will be able to make this wonderful bulb available to the world through many different distributors. As all of our old friends know, we have always put the animals before profit. "We don't care what sells well, only what does well for your animals," and with this adventure, any verified wholesale distributor, pet store, museum, aquarium, zoo, breeder, or any verified rehab center will be able to order the Mega-Ray™ through Mega-Ray Pet Care Lighting. Please have any one that is in this field contact Mega-Ray Pet Care Lighting LLC to be a distributor. Will this mean more competition for ReptileUV? Yes it will. But how many more animals will be serviced and cared for by this venture? This was only possible in my dreams over the past 10 years. The only involvement I personally have with this new company is that I am in total control of research and development so that the Mega-Ray™ name would never be a sell-out. Please beware of any counterfeit Mega-Rays! Contact us if you are in doubt of any bulb that carries this name. I want to personally thank all of our loyal friends. I want to apologize to any one that did not get serviced like they should have during the "impossible times" from which only my determination (or insanity) survived. We will still care for anyone that felt they were mishandled. Thank you to all of our friends that care so much about the creatures in our keep and in our hearts!

    Bob Mac, RUV

Mega-Ray® Metal Halide UVB EB Kit

Currently on Back Order

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Our Metal Halide have been rigorously tested in the field for almost 2 years and serum vitamin D3 testing completed and continued testing is being done at one of the leading zoos here in the USA (pictures soon). On the arrival of new designed ballasts, this kit can be used in both USA and European voltage (120-240 volt). All European orders (and pricing) will need to be arranged with our European Distributor,

These bulbs have proven to be useful in D3 production for 12-18 months with little loss in brightness (LUX) or in UVB-A. A new Mega-Ray® Metal Halide video is in production to explain the set-up and use of this latest reptile lighting technology in your husbandry. Please read Dr Frances Baines article "Catching Wavelengths" in the May 2009 issue of "Reptiles Magazine" on the subject of Metal Halide UV lighting.

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Mega-Ray® Metal Halide

The new Mega-Ray® Metal Halide lighting, now in limited production, is only to be used by experienced hobbyists and professionals with an appreciation for natural lighting.

It is impossible to set up proper lighting husbandry with only one bulb. Dr Brames states "reptile lighting is a process, not a bulb". Even with the great compliments we received with the new Mega-Ray® Metal Halide Narrow Flood and the Halide Zoologist bulbs, this is still true; the halide provides "mid-day sun" and is excellent when combined with a more golden, softer light for early morning and evening. .

These bulbs are extremely bright, and much more like the natural sun after 8 or 9 AM in the morning and should not be considered for use for the complete 12 hr photo period and should only be used in the over head position. 8 hours a day is more then sufficient for the new Mega-Ray® Halide. Lamps in basking areas should be on multiple timers to allow a more natural lighting effect. As an example; Halogen on in basking area at 7am, Halide and additional heat (halogen or heat projector) on at 8:30am, 5000K tube daylight fluorescents at 10am, and off in the opposite order during the afternoon. This will reduce stress and prolong the life of any captive creature.

Under the Metal Halide

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Left Bulb: Marked 200
Right Bulb: Marked 370

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UVB iso-irradiance Diagram

UV Index iso-irradiance Diagram

View the ReptileUV Prototype Metal Halide Lamp Preliminary Test Results by Frances M. Baines.