- Apr 28, 2017
I really believe im over thinking my incubator build.....But anyway, heres my question(s) thoughts. I have the bator set up to use 2 regular incandescent bulbs( with fan). After reading some about the light they emit, im thinking maybe it isn't such a good thing to have it so bright in the bator. I cant find a incandescent bulb that emits no light. I can find, and have the ceramic screw in heaters. It seems the ceramic style heaters are slower at giving off heat, since the element inside the ceramic has to heat up the thick glass its embedded in before it actually starts to give off radiant heat, whereas the incandescent bulbs almost instantly start to give off heat due to its thin glass cover. Bottom line, i want something to bring the ambient air temp back up as fast as possible. Would you suggest changing to heating elements, or for me to stop thinking, and just stick a couple of screw in ceramic heaters in the light sockets?