Light Bulb For DIY Incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by txhomegrown, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This bulb is made for traffic signals. They are designed to cycle on/off constantly. That is very hard on regular light bulbs, and they tend to burn out fast. I AM NOT recommending this site as I know nothing about them, it just happens to be where I found an example of the bulb. I bought mine at the local electric supply store. Sylvania and Phillips both make this bulb. They are common bulbs if you know what to ask for. I put one in my incubator and it seems to be doing the job just fine so far. Hope this helps.

    https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/40A/TS&ID=FROOGLE-US
     
  2. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm building a bator out of an old glass front wine cooler. Do you have any ideas on using light bulbs vs. a heating element.
    One thing I thought of is, with lights I can view inside the bator. An element takes less room.
     
  3. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    so that's what they're doing to those old traffic light bulbs... my city replaced all of them with LED's...

    maybe i'll get a couple of them when i build my bigger bator...
     

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