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WARNING- westinghouse red brooder bulbs sold at Tractor Supply have a non-stick coating (Teflon?) ac

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jseitz, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. jseitz

    jseitz New Egg

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    Sometimes the coated bulbs will say:
    "Shatter proof" or "explosion proof"
    Sylvania (sp?) bulbs (125wt) from Lowes are OK- as well as Havells
     
  2. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use a 100w reptile bulb you can purchase at any pet store. My brooder is in a room that is 70 degrees,so I don't know if it will work good at colder temps.
     
  3. danideer

    danideer Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know if the General Electric brand 250 watt heat lamps are safe? It says nothing on the package about having a Teflon coating or "shatter proof" or anything. On the back it says "Commercial applications include warming food, heating floor tile and farm uses".
     
  4. Ciqala

    Ciqala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a reptile bulb in a reptile lamp that has a dimmer switch on it for easy temperature control, rather than lifting the lamp. I've had reptiles for a while now {am new to chicks} and we've never had a problem with the bulbs.
     
  5. danideer

    danideer Out Of The Brooder

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    What brand is this bulb, out of curiosity?
     
  6. Ciqala

    Ciqala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We usually buy the Exo Terra brand, but have used others too. The stores carry black and red night time bulbs too.
     
  7. mcsmith

    mcsmith New Egg

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    I've used the same bulbs from TSC for the past month without a problem.
     
  8. danideer

    danideer Out Of The Brooder

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    Happy to hear that! However I'm going to be playing it safe rather than sorry...I'm just so new to this and I'm terrified of doing something wrong. [​IMG]
     
  9. LovedMyAlydar

    LovedMyAlydar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used the Producers Pride from TSC and it says it's for animal habitats. It also says it's made in China, go figure.

    Since I have not had any problems thus far using the bulb for almost 3 weeks, the coating should have burned the fumes off by now from what I have read above.
     
  10. JustinVero

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    I also have used the TSC bulbs without incident. I will still check them before I use them with my next batch of chicks that are in the bator now.
     

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