LED heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by casadezorola, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. casadezorola

    casadezorola Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a type of metal backed LED bulb that I can use for heat lamp for my babies? They will be arriving in 2 weeks.
     
  2. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LED bulbs do not put off heat. Or not much heat.
     
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    LED produces very little heat. Only used for most efficient light applications.
     
  4. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I invested in a ceramic heat bulb. It does not put off light just heat. Pet stores sell them for reptiles. I am really happy with it. You can get different sizes I chose the lowest one and it keeps them pretty toasty.
     
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  5. Dandelioness

    Dandelioness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been considering an alternative to my incandescent heat bulbs as well, for brooding. I've read about those heat panels, too, but my setup would be easier to modify with a ceramic heat bulb, I think. What is the wattage or other measurement of heat for your ceramic heat bulb? I live in the sticks and doubt we have much selection. It may be something I need to order online.

    Do you brood your chicks indoors or outdoors? Just as a reference point for my needs. Thanks in advance!!
     
  6. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there was 100 and 250 but don't quote me. I got the lower watt one because I brood inside. Petsmart or any store like that has them and you can order online that is how I found them, I was short on time and had to by one local at a little pet store and paid way to much. But I needed to get something that night because I had to seperate some of the babies and had only one brooder, so had to make one quick. I like them because there is not this great red glowing bulb all the time.
     
  7. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    I found some very useful information on youtube that is 12 minutes well spent. Many questions answered indeed. Mentions wattage at 75 to 150. Great ideas on brooder that can be put together by some with things they already have. Or just mainline it and purchase. I have to add this disclaimer. LOL LOL I am not affiliated with cracle hatchery.
    Hope this helps those with questions. [​IMG]
     
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  8. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When looking at bulbs, infared puts out the most heat. I was quite surprised at the difference in temperature under an incandescent bulb and an infared bulb.
     

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