Help! Splatterproof vs SHATTERproof?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by boheme, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. boheme

    boheme Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2012
    I bought a red light today at Orscheln (their Country Tuff brand) and I didn't notice the "splatterproof" on the box until I went to check them one more time before going to bed. The box was still on the counter and there it was:

    "SPLATTERPROOF! Hardened Pyrex R glass designed not to shatter if contacted by liquids."

    I unplugged it an went straight online to see if I could find out if this was the dangerous kind. Does anybody know if "splatterproof" is safe? I'm not sure if I should switch back to a clear bulb or not. I will if I have to, but wow, they keep me up all night cheeping!
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    i don't know of the brand but it should be fine. It's sounds like its designed so if it gets wet it won't shatter. so its a good thing. Think of it like a super hot glass baking dish put in cool water it well explode everywere not that i know from experience [​IMG]. It's highly unlikey for a heat light to get wet anyway hanging over a brooder.
  3. MommaK6

    MommaK6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Thismorning my two year old touched a cold baby wipe to our new red bulb in the split second I looked away.....shattered all over their brooder box. Ughhhhhhhhhhh

    I didn't know a certain bulb could be harmful.
  4. boheme

    boheme Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2012
    I've read that some are coated to prevent shattering, I guess it's teflon or similar to it. But it can be poisonous. I am assuming that the pyrex ones don't need the coating, except I found another brand online that looks just like mine and states that it is pyrex AND it has a "special coating" to prevent shattering.

    I went ahead and switched back to my clear bulb for now; it's too bad because I would have liked a good night's sleep. Between cheeping chicks and a baby waking me to nurse, I'm exhausted!

    Oh, and I found that the Country Tuff "brand" is really SLI Lighting. I think they do private labeling because many different store brands look exactly the same and have the same "blurb".
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012

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