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Economy Full Spectrum 25 Watt 10,000 Hour Daylight Bulb for Birds
Economy Full Spectrum 25 Watt 10,000 Hour Daylight Bulb for Birds
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6 Pack of Bird Cage Full Spectrum Light Bulb 25 Watt Daylight
6 Pack of Bird Cage Full Spectrum Light Bulb 25 Watt Daylight
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UVB 20 Watt Daylight Full Spectrum 10,000 Hour Light Bulb for Birds
UVB 20 Watt Daylight Full Spectrum 10,000 Hour Light Bulb for Birds
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26 Watt AvianSun Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb with UVA & UVB by ZooMed
26 Watt AvianSun Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb with UVA & UVB by ZooMed
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220-230V 150W Ceramic Emitter Heater Heat Lamp Bulb - FOR EUROPEAN USE ONLY
220-230V 150W Ceramic Emitter Heater Heat Lamp Bulb - FOR EUROPEAN USE ONLY
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Full Spectrum Lighting Replacement Tube Bulb for Sunlite Lamps
Full Spectrum Lighting Replacement Tube Bulb for Sunlite Lamps
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 Replacement Tru-LiteVital Bulb for Vital  Lamp Mount Anywhere Case of 4
Replacement Tru-LiteVital Bulb for Vital Lamp Mount Anywhere Case of 4
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Sunlite Full Spectrum Bird Cage Floor Lamp for Birds or Craft Use
Sunlite Full Spectrum Bird Cage Floor Lamp for Birds or Craft Use
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Vital Lamp Mount Anywhere
Vital Lamp Mount Anywhere
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Featherbrite Bird Cage Light & Wire Mount w/ 15 W Full Spectrum Light Bulb - Capitol Shade
Featherbrite Bird Cage Light & Wire Mount w/ 15 W Full Spectrum Light Bulb - Capitol Shade
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Featherbrite  Full Spectrum Bird Cage Swag Light w/ Pagoda Shade
Featherbrite Full Spectrum Bird Cage Swag Light w/ Pagoda Shade
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Featherbrite  Full Day-All Night Bird Cage Lights w/ Capitol Shade
Featherbrite Full Day-All Night Bird Cage Lights w/ Capitol Shade
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100 Watt Infrared Heat Bulb for Breeding & Warming Birds Without Light
100 Watt Infrared Heat Bulb for Breeding & Warming Birds Without Light
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60 Watt Infrared Heat Bulb for Breeding & Warming Birds Without Light
60 Watt Infrared Heat Bulb for Breeding & Warming Birds Without Light
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 Brooder Clamp Lamp with Bulb Guard & 10 Inch Reflector 300-Watt Max Ceramic Socket with 6-Foot Cord
Brooder Clamp Lamp with Bulb Guard & 10 Inch Reflector 300-Watt Max Ceramic Socket with 6-Foot Cord
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Small Heated In-Cage Panel for Warming Small Birds
Small Heated In-Cage Panel for Warming Small Birds
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Large Heated In-Cage Panel for Warming Medium to Larger Birds
Large Heated In-Cage Panel for Warming Medium to Larger Birds
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Head Magnifier with Lighting for Treating Bird Medical Emergencies
Head Magnifier with Lighting for Treating Bird Medical Emergencies
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Poor Man's Lupe for Close Up Emergency Medical Treatment to Birds
Poor Man's Lupe for Close Up Emergency Medical Treatment to Birds
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I was comparing your Full Spectrum 25 Watt Daylight Cage Bulb to the Avian Sun full spectrum 26 watt bulbs sold by zoo-med.  What is the UBV wattage  (UBA + UBV+ Visable+TRUE full spectrum per ZOO MED)?

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Thank you for your inquiry. 

We don't carry the ZooMed bulb but we do carry a 25 Watt Full Spectrum Spiral Compact Fluorescent Bulb which sells for $12.95 and has many of the same qualities - but will not fit Zoo Med Lamp fixtures

The difference in bulbs is the metal coatings on the inside of the glass tubes. As the light from the bulb passes through the coated glass, UBA + UBV light waves are added and project from the bulb.

UVB lets birds synthesize Vitamin D3. This process allows for calcium to metabolize. Calcium is important for the strength of bones and the production of eggs.

UVA is visible to birds. It helps them seek mates & tell different species apart.

Both bulbs because of the "full spectrum" properties will make your bird feel better and do a remarkable job of brightening feather colors.

The other difference is the price. You get what you pay for and the UVB/UBA metal coatings are expensive making the bulb twice the price of many Full Spectrum 25 Watt Daylight Bird Cage Bulb.

If we drill deeper, we know that there are millions of caged birds around the world who are very healthy due today's modern bird but do not have full spectrum lighting near their cage.

Most of these birds will not be seeking mates nor having to discern other bird species. That said, our $12.95 bulb is a "feel good" bulb. Birds like sunlight and enjoy the a quality light from a "full spectrum" bulb.

Our Indian Ringneck did not visit the Playtop portion of his cage for years until we introduced a full spectrum cage light. From the day the light was installed, he would climb to the top of his bird cage to bask under the new lamp.

UBA + UBV are also supposed to reduce plucking. Sunshine was a plucker in the last years of his life he continued to pluck regardless of the bulbs we introduced to his cages.
Our feeling is if you are concerned about D3 synthesis and are into breeding AND can afford the $28.00  a UBA + UBV style full spectrum bulb would be the choice. 
If you're on a tight budget and would like your bird to simply feel and look good especially in winter, save your money and buy our Full Spectrum 25 Watt Daylight Cage Bulb
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