Heat Lamp Bulbs
Surprisingly strong glass. Their heft (and performance) have given us confidence in their warming ability on cold winter nights.
- “Never-loose” base (See PDF file above for a side-by-side comparison.)
- Red or clear glass
- 175 watt. Sold/priced in packages of 2.
Smooth Glass Infrared Bulbs
- “Never-loose” base
- Red or clear glass
- 175 watt (Premier's choice) or 250 watt. Sold/priced in packages of 2.
Conventional infrared lamps are cheap—but they usually fail within a month or two. Why?
- The base breaks away from the glass bulb because the high temperature causes the cheap adhesive to degrade.
- Both glass and filament are so fragile that minimal impact shatters them.
"Never-loose" base—they don't use cement adhesive. Instead, the base screws into the bulb. A weld of solder holds the base onto the threads. If a never-loose base ever becomes loose, we will replace at no cost!
Other bulbs—attached with cement adhesive. Heat causes the cement to lose its adhesive property. The base then breaks away from the bulb.
Why do we show you this? Because we included this photo on p. 60 of our 2011 “Equipment That Works!” catalog and p. 16 on our Poultry flyer—and we regret doing so. To prevent any incident (there has been none to our knowledge) we felt we should show you this as a cautionary note.
- Do not use bulbs rated higher that 250w.
- Use quality bulbs as some low quality bulbs have broken off leaving the metal filament in the ceramic fixture.
Please read this note regarding purchase of items #557034 or #557035.
A customer has reported problems screwing PAR (pressed glass) heat lamp bulbs into our orange heat lamp fixtures—so we’ve studied this in detail.
We have concluded that, because the PAR bulbs feel so sturdy and unbreakable in the hand (which they are), some users (including myself) are inclined to screw them in with more hand strength than they use for normal heat lamp bulbs (which are fragile and feel that way).
Using too much strength to tighten the bulbs doesn’t damage the bulbs—but it does deform the brass colored metal inside the ceramic fixtures of our heat lamps.
Mild deformation due to over tightening makes it difficult to screw bulbs in and out of the fixture. Major deformation due to over tightening can flatten the metal so much that the bulb can actually fall out.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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GINNY C from New Hampshire
I purchased 6 of the heat lamps (2 with stands), and pressed glass red bulbs five years ago when we first got chickens. We have used them with chicks, and for our adults, in the bitter, sub-zero winters we hang one lamp in each of our two coops (turned on and off remotely), and 4 lamps in the cage area. We leave the lamps on all day, only turning them off when the chickens go in to roost at night. This is the first time in 5 years that we have had a bulb burn out. These bulbs are long-life, and made very well. The heat lamps themselves are fabulous with a ceramic base the bulbs screw into that won't overheat and start a fire. The lamp is sturdy construction and we like the fact that the bulb itself is recessed in the dome cover, with the added protection of the grille. These lamps and bulbs have withstood the test of time in extreme cold, and chickens flying into them. They are extremely safe (if suspended securely and proper electrical wiring) and we never worry about fire. The heat lamps and bulbs are fantastic products and well worth the money not only for long lasting durability, but safety for your animals.
Dion T from California
Sometimes my dogs have to stay outside when it's cold due to my schedule. So far, so good with these bulb
Chris T from Michigan
Great quality, way better than the ones you get at Tractor Supply. They do not fall part at the base.
Kim H from Montana
So far so good the real test is in the chick house that's where mine take a beating.
Pandora S from North Carolina
I have used this bulb for years and they are worth the cost. They last a long time and are very durable.