Opinions on good inexpensive egg candlers or flashlights?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bellah1, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. bellah1

    bellah1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to get a somewhat cheap but decent candler or new flashlight and wanted some opinions on good ones. Help me out because there are a lot out there. Or are the any brands of flashlights I should buy instead?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    What I did recently was go into Tractor Supply and simply pick up a small flashlight with the highest amount of lumens, and it works fantastically, even on my darker eggs. I picked up one, a little generic thing, with 188 lumens, and boy is that sucker bright! It just about blinds you for a solid minute of you direct the beam into your eyes on accident. I think if you go for the highest lumens you can find, you should be okay. My little thing was only eight dollars.
     
  3. bellah1

    bellah1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly what I'm looking for! Do u think Del's carries flashlights like that? Ok at the risk of sounding like an idiot.....what are lumens though?
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Well, to get all sciencey: The SI unit of luminous flux, equal to the amount of light emitted per second in a unit solid angle of one steradian from a uniform source of one candela

    Pretty much it just means the more lumens, the brighter the flashlight :lol: I would say just poke around in the flashlight section at Del's and check the lumens for each flashlight; it should be written on the package. It'll say stuff like 50 lumens or 100 lumens. Like on this one. see how in the top right corner it says 200 lumens?
     
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  5. bellah1

    bellah1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, you've really helped me out! [​IMG]
     
  6. skylarms

    skylarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dels carries a candler for 13 bucks and it works well.
     
  7. RoosterMoose

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    I just use one of my small LED flashlights. Take a sheet of paper about 1 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches long and wrap it around the top of the flashlight and tape it so it stays wrapped. Just make sure its a small lens.. about the size of a quarter. Because it's an LED, I can see through very dark eggs too. You can get LED flashlights pretty cheap, and they outshine alot of "candlers" because they dont have LED's in them sometimes.
     

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