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Flood light in regular socket?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mooman, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. mooman

    mooman Dirty Egg Eater

    Apr 9, 2008
    Marietta, SC
    I can't find any red lights other than 25w "party" lights and they are simply not hot enough. I bought a red 85 watt flood light, but it does not turn on when I screw it into the shop light I am using in my brooder. Do you need a special socket or is the light a dud (box was resealed at store like someone already brought it back once).

  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Hi, you might have gotten a bad bulb. I used the same thing BUT in a brooder light purchased from Lowe's. The heavy duty brooder light has a ceramic socket which is important because they get very hot especially because they are left on 24/7, there is a chance of fire with reg. shop light because of there plastic sockets melting. It's better to be safe then sorry.

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