Originally Posted by jrjoplin
Chicks arrived this morning, the call from the post office came at 6:30. We had an appointment at the VA this morning so my wonderful postal workers allowed me to come get them before they opened (I'm sure it was for their benefit as I could hear the chicks the moment I entered the lobby). Having to leave was probably the best as by the time we got home the chicks were acclimated and eating, drinking and running in and out as needed from under the heating pad. I have a small huddle outside the cave so I'm going to turn it down one setting and see if they move more inside. I'll take pics this afternoon for dues payment.
My wife is a PO clerk. Yes they DO appreciate you coming as early as possible and don't mind AT ALL if you are there before the window opens. 2 weeks ago she got a shipment of 1,025 chicks. Imagine the din! Last summer a guy had chicks come in and couldn't pick them up until after work. Not only did she have to listen to them peeping all day, she watered them. It is nice when your P.O. clerk knows chickens
Originally Posted by dyorto
Few of my 2 week chicks.
I think that front one is saying "Got treats??"
"Bright White" has ZERO to do with brightness (which is measured in lumens) and everything to do with the Kelvin temperature. 2,400K is the sickly (IMO) yellow of "warm white". 5,000K is called "daylight" and is about the same color as the full moon on a clear night. My outside lights are 5,000K. Indoors I really don't want anything less than 3,000K which is sometimes termed "cool white".
Brightness is lumens and there is nothing specified on the Amazon page that says how many lumens. There is one answer that says 20 lumens but I'm not real trusting of all answers there. The specs say it uses 4 watts and LEDs run 30-90 lm/W, Thus the number of lumens is likely between 120 and 360. That would equate to anywhere between a 12W incandescent and the very low end of a 40W incandescent. A typical incandescent night light would be about 14 lumens so this would minimally be about 8.5 times as bright as a night light.
To me a 5,000K light appears brighter than a 2,400K light with equivalent lumens. Probably because the yellow light seems to get "absorbed" where the white light reflects. Or so it seems to me