HELP ! flashlight from Walmart? for candling....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Myst4, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I remember reading a thread about good flashlights for candling...one in particular from Wal-Mart...one that can be used to see into brown and green eggs. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the flashlight [​IMG] I want to go get one. I have 10 green EE eggs I can't see inside with the flashlight I have now.I can see the air sac only and everything else is dark. Can anyone help me with suggestions for flashlights? Thanks.
     
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  2. lisabug

    lisabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a 80 lumens Sportsman Extreme flashlight from Walmart for 25.00. I read on here somewhere that Sportsman had a 45 lumen one that is good at walmart (I saw it for 18 something) but I figured if 45 lumens is good then 80 must be great. I haven't candled yet- so I haven't used it...but I got that info for this light on this board and bought mine at Walmart.

    Lisa
     
  3. Bamaman

    Bamaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have always just used a mini-maglight. The one with the LED bulb. I think they are about 9.99 to 15.00 at wal-mart. Mine was free, I found it on the ground while duck hunting.[​IMG]
     
  4. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying. I went to Wal-Mart today and bought an 80 lumen flashlight for $40... so it had better do the job. Actually, my hubby bought it.(he spoils me...says if i want something then I can have it even though I thought it was rather expensive...gotta love those British men !!!! mine anyways [​IMG] ) I will let you know if it works with my green EE eggs.
     
  5. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I'd love to know! I have the 45 lumen, and I can *just* see the veining at the edge of the air cell, nothing else.

    Em
     
  6. lisabug

    lisabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to candle mine on Wed...so if you don't open yours till then I can test it for you and let you know:)

    Lisa
     
  7. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
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    There is a great candeler from cutler by brinsea. It runs 54.oo and after spending over 100.00 on 2 or more flashlights one being a sure fire I got tired of not being able to see in my maran eggs. This thing is awesome and was meant to candle very dark eggs. My white eggs from my blue andulusians are lit up like a globe and I swear you can see the wings, eyes and beaks.
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I bought an 80 lumen one for $25 from Wally-world. I only have white eggs to candle right now, but I hope it can candle the Welsummers I'm getting in a couple of days...
     
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  9. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my eggs last night(I candle every night ! ). Wow...I saw inside everyone. 80 lumens works great! I even got to see the feet of one of them!
     
  10. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a mini-mag light with fresh batteries, works great on brown and green eggs.
     

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