Omg! Am I Blinding My Chicks? Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ranchhand, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I got a nifty little LED flashlight at TSC recently. METRIX brand. It's perfect pocket size and really bright. I candled some eggs under a broody and it really made the eggs glow, I could see lots of details.

    But..... the label on the side of it says:

    1. LED lights can cause damage to your eyes.

    2. Do not look directly into the LED light.

    3. Do not point the LED light into anyone's eyes.

    If it is used for candling, could it harm the developing embryo's eyes?

    Original title: Candling With Very Bright LED Light? Can It Harm The Embryo's Eyes?

    Apparently not dramatic enough, [​IMG]

    Thanks for any input, the question is a legitimate concern.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010
  2. I think it'll be fine.. with the shell, fluids etc. between the baby eye and your light, I think it'll not do any damage... if you left the light shining though the egg for like an hour, I'd suspect it would be a bad thing to do.
  3. silkydragon

    silkydragon Songster

    Nov 1, 2009
    ohio valley
    those are just common sence things that i think all lights come with warnings that say that
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I think several BYCer's use those. I wouldn't think that it would do any harm. Any light will cause damage to the eyes, if they are exposed to long. A normal light bulb in brooders can cause Cataracts in the birds, due the prolonged use.

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