The best high powered flashlight for Candling?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gitlost80, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. gitlost80

    gitlost80 Trigger Pullet

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    Any suggestions for a good quality flashlight that is powerful enough to show through a dark brown egg? My mag light is not getting the job done. I also dont want to buy one on the internet, so if someone knows a store I can get one at, please let me know what it is called and where I can get one. Thanks in advance! I want to take HD photos of my Candling process on here, so I want a Nice High powered light to make them clear [​IMG]
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a coleman led flashlight from Walmart about 20 dollars. Its great can see through darker eggs just fine. it is I think 90 lumens but they also have more powerful ones for a little more money.
     
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  3. gitlost80

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    Thanks so much. I luckily have a walmart right down the street. I wonder if they would think im crazy if I brought a non fertile egg in with me to test out the merchandise? HaHa, maybe not.
     
  4. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    Maybe use your hand to do a test "candling" [​IMG]

    idk if that would work that well though lol.
     
  5. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a small led flashlight I bought from Home Depot for 20 dollars, it's much brighter than a mag light and a 10th the size... [​IMG]
     
  6. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $3.00 led flashlight form Advance Auto Parts- Im a manager there [​IMG] works great!!
     
  7. gitlost80

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    I just got back from Wally World....with a 110 lumen coleman flashlight! Its really small and lite. Its not something you can let the kids play with.[​IMG] A regular mag light is around 76 lumens. I can see through my hand! Woo Hoo! Cant wait to candle these little guys next week. I will post pics! Thanks all.
     
  8. PupuMcgoo

    PupuMcgoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I got myself one them projector boxes. works real slick
     

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