My husband is going nuts over the 250 Watt Infared bulb we have suspended over our makeshift brooder. It is a good 2 - 3 feet above the pine shavings and NOTHING around the brooder is even hot. It is however giving my almost 4 week old chicks just enough heat (75 degrees). He is totally afraid the thing is going to heat something up so much it catches fire. Anyway, he is wondering if we could use a Ceramic infrared heat emitter bulb (100 watt) found at PetSmart.com. It doesn't emit any light just heat. I don't know why he thinks this is any better, but has anyone tried one of these before? Thanks!