FYI: Gov't Phasing out Incandescent Bulbs

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  1. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. sawyerashton

    sawyerashton Out Of The Brooder

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    Went to Walmart the other day and thought it was odd that the highest wattage I could find was a 90 watt bulb. Never heard of them before.

    Thanks for the post.
     
  3. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    75's and 60's are now gone too, 40 watt goes this year, and soon there will be none. Some stores still have the 100's in stock. Good luck!
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    In germany they were phased out too. some genius imports them now and sells them legally as "heating lights" instead of light bulbs. I think i might stock pile light bulbs too. (hubby already made me stockpile rice and the kids wanted a stockpile of bacon)
     
  5. BulbsBoss

    BulbsBoss New Egg

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    100 watt incancescent bulbs are now pretty hard to come by and 75 watt bulbs will be running scarse in a few months now that the government ban is in place on them as well. 60 and 40 watt bulbs will be included in the ban next January 2014.

    Stock up on 75 watt incandescent bulbs here - http://www.bulbs.com/Incandescent_B...m_sp=Homepage-_-Rotate-_-75_Wat_Incandescents

    Meanwhile there are some halogen bulbs that give off similiar light to the 100 watt bulbs here - http://www.bulbs.com/60W_--_74W/results.aspx?Ns=P_Wattage+Sort|0&Ntt=ecovantage&pid=91

    Get them while they're hot : )
     
  6. nok13

    nok13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi, we just ran into the same problem; in israel also now , alhtough there are still regular lightbulbs being sold, no more can be imported so soon there wont be any at all; we were looking for the red big bulbs that once were used in calving houses and chick brooders they had a metal 'cage' around the bulb also; we used them for everythign from brooders to warming sick goats...
    anyhow, cant be found, so what can be used???
    what wattage? what amount of k for temperature do we need? we need to know sort of yesterday but any answer at any time could work; i cant order over the net. im still waiting for chicken nipples that havent arrived. our mail is not always timely//or trustworthy./
     
  7. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Runawaylobster

    Runawaylobster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the red outdoor floodlights in my brooders. They work well.
     
  9. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brinsea Ecoglow.. Like an electronic hen for your chicks. No fire hazards or late night kegger parties. It'll probably be cheaper in the long run vs the bulbs anyway.
     

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