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Heat lamp on dimmer?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Roach, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Roach

    Roach In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2013
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    I just built a dimmer box for my heat lamp from some recycled materials, and was wondering if this is considered an acceptable option for lowering the temperature over time.

    The reason I decided to do this was that the 175 watt IR bulb I'm using keeps the ground at 100+ if even 3' away!

    Does this sound okay?
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I would think it would work fine.

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