Homemade candler, any ideas?

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  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't find a stong enough flashlight, is there anything I can construct?
    Please if you can, post pictures aswell! [​IMG]
     
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can't find a strong enough flashlight? Then you haven't tried a Maglite with the LED bulb. (get a four D cell or larger)
     
  3. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can't find a strong enough flashlight? Then you haven't tried a Maglite with the LED bulb. (get a four D cell or larger)

    Well, I'm not going to go out buying every flashlight and testing it.
     
  4. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can't find a strong enough flashlight? Then you haven't tried a Maglite with the LED bulb. (get a four D cell or larger)

    I guess I'll try that, thanks.
     
  5. reereechickens

    reereechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I just bought a new flashlight from Lowes. It is an LED with 90 or 100 lumens which is real bright. I then put some self stick felt with a hole cut out in the center covering the lens part. It works awesome! I paid $25. But it is the "lumens" number is what is important.

    HTH:)
     
  6. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one of these, and it works great for everything except eggs with REALLY dark, brown shells (button quail).

    http://www.google.com/products/cata...ei=rsEyTo6hGoO1sQKr97ydCw&ved=0CJoBEPMCMAc4Cg

    I don't think it cost this much, though. It was given to me, but I'm sure my sister. She got it probably at Target, and I doubt she would have paid that much for it. Probably more like $25 tops. So, I'd shop around.

    That thing is BRIGHT. Hurts your eyes to look directly into the beams.
     
  7. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I saw someones design yesterday--100 watt bulb with metal shade and then added foil lined cardboard with a hole for candling to enclose the bulb. Seems the card board was taped on the shade, foil side in to increase the bouncing of light beams.
     
  8. chickens friend

    chickens friend Out Of The Brooder

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    If you have a lava lamp then take the base and get a plastic cup and put duck tape around the cup, and fasten the cup upside down on top of the lava lamp base, then take a knife and cut a small hole in the bottom of the cup for the light to shine through. This is how I candle my eggs and the light is super bright and works great.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  9. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks a lot, I'll go check it out [​IMG]
     

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