Would this kind of light bulb work?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stone_family3, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had a more squatty light bulb I could fit my 2nd shelf in. If it will work I'm going to switch it out for my next hatch.

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  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    the only thing I can see being a problem is the fact that those lights direct light in one direction, and they don't radiate light or heat out to the sides as well, so in a still air your probably going to have a hotter area in the vicinity of the bulb's light but cooler on the sides of the bator. in a forced air, I don't think it would be as big a deal, but i would test this bulb for a couple days without eggs first.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    It would work fine as long as it is not aimed at the eggs an you have a good thermostat.
     

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