I purchased a 100w ceramic heat emitter and I'm currently testing it over a box with a thermometer in my garage. Granted it is cold outside today, about 47 degrees, but it's taken a really long time (a few hours and one change of distance) and had to be about a foot away from the thermometer for it to register 91 degrees! How are you using the heat emitters that works well and is still safe? My babies arrive in a few days and I'm not confident that this will keep them warm in the garage overnight when the temps drop to freezing. I need a cost effective way to do two batches at once (just this one time) as i will have 9 layers and 10 meaties that will be arriving at the same time but separate brooders! I really don't want to do the red heat lamps.