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1 A safer heat lamp on Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:35 pm

Hidden River

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I have been looking at these, and am going to order some for my sheep barn but thought they would work good for brooder houses as well.



They keep the heat bulb tucked up tight in the housing to eliminate it coming into contact with bedding if it does get knocked down.
I think a worthy investment.


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2 Re: A safer heat lamp on Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:56 pm

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They are great and I do use them in the chicken house and in the brooder but when the bulb finally does burn out it is murder trying to open the guard to replace it! You need very strong fingers or maybe two people...

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3 Re: A safer heat lamp on Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:15 pm

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I like the idea of the guard but wonder at the safety of plastic vs the metal ones with the pottery type bit up by the cord end. Also, if the metal one fell maybe more chance that the bulb would shatter and thus no heat while the plastic one would perhaps protect the bulb if it fell so it would keep running (heating)??

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4 Re: A safer heat lamp on Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:05 pm

heda gobbler

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The plastic is very rigid and far from the bulb so I don't think so. I've had a problem with the metal guards on the metal ones coming loose and falling off and even the birds can knock them off - not good. I was worried at first too so just bought one but now I think I have five - I use them in the piglet creep too.

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5 Re: A safer heat lamp on Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:36 pm

rosewood

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I have a couple different metal heat lamps, but have not seen the plastic type. Where can they be purchased?

6 Re: A safer heat lamp on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:59 am

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Neat looking heat lamp.

Unreal that we live in a world where you actually have to print a disclaimer, "Do Not Set Heat Lamp on Straw".

7 Re: A safer heat lamp on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:21 am

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Oh this looks like a good one, thanks for sharing Very Happy

8 Re: A safer heat lamp on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:27 am

Hidden River

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I am ordering today from Premier 1, If anyone wants some that live near me I would be happy to order extras and get them to you when I see you next, or I could ship them greyhound once they get here.


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9 Re: A safer heat lamp on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:28 am

heda gobbler

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I get mine at Premier in the States too.

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10 Re: A safer heat lamp on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:59 am

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For what its worth - Berry Hill has a halogen heat lamp that would be quite safe. That plastic unit's guard may cut down on radiant heat meaning the lamp would have to be hung that much closer to chicks if that is what it is going to be used for.

http://www.berryhilllimited.com/b-cart/Product.asp?pid=015000&cat=33

They also have a replacement bulb that is 175 Watts and can be operated at lower setting when 250 Watt units provide too much heat.

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11 Re: A safer heat lamp on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:11 am

heda gobbler

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That does look good - and love Berry Hill. Time I poked around their site again...maybe order one of those.

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12 Re: A safer heat lamp on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:59 am

Blue Hill Farm

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They do look kinda neat.

Fowler wrote: Unreal that we live in a world where you actually have to print a disclaimer, "Do Not Set Heat Lamp on Straw".

Laughing The times we live in...

13 Re: A safer heat lamp on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:11 am

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Let me make a couple of observations for what it is worth.

The metal unit shown in the photo beside the plastic one would not be a good choice for a brooder bulb and may not even be rated to take a 250 watt bulb. The ones I use are much heavier with more space between the unit and the bulb and the bulb is protected by a much heavier deeper guard. They are designed to be hung not clamped. The clamp could easily be bumped loose.

I looked at units in Home Depot similar to the metal one shown. They looked good but were only rated for (I think) 150 Watts. I couldn't find a brooder bulb of this low a wattage.

The guard on the plastic unit will cut down quite a bit of the light coming from the bulb. Infrared light is what provides the heat when it hits surfaces not the surrounding air. Any incandescent bulb also puts off heat, but its the light rays that do the heating in a brooder bulb set-up.

Any light/heat source can be hazardous. Proper installation is mandatory for any appliance or equipment.

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