Heat Lamp Bulbs
- 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.
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.
- Turn off (unplug) the lamp when not in use.
- Use a ThermoCube to turn the lamp on/off based on ambient temperature.
- Carry the lamps with care. This reduces damage to the bulb. Don’t carry multiple lamps by the cord allowing them to “bang around.”
- Don’t hose off or power-wash the lamp when the bulb is in place.
- Don’t enclose the lamp. Heat will build up and degrade both the lamp and the bulb.
- To help reduce pecking with your birds, use a red colored bulb.
“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 under normal use, we will replace at no cost!
Other bulbs are attached with cement adhesive. Heat causes the cement to lose its adhesive property. The base then breaks away from the bulb.
PAR (pressed glass) bulbs are stronger, but because of their weight, they are more prone to separating from the base when repeated jostling occurs.
Non-PAR bulbs shatter more easily when jostled, but are less likely to separate from the base.
Please see CAUTION photo above. Never lay a heat lamp (of any make or manufacture) on straw or any other flammable surface—for any length of time.
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 pressed glass bulbs (PREVIOUSLY SOLD items #557034 or #557035).
A customer has reported problems screwing PAR (pressed glass) heat lamp bulbs into our 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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Jennifer S from Idaho
Maybe I got a bad bulb—I haven't tried the others in my shipment—but the 250W is not hot enough to keep my goat kids warm enough. It was cool enough that I could handle the 'hot' bulb with my bare hands. I switched it out for a cheap, feed-store bulb (same wattage) and it's much, much hotter.
The glass is heavier and thicker than cheaper bulbs and the base is well-attached, so I gave it two stars instead of one. It seems like it should hold up long term.
I'll update this review if I find any of the other bulbs to be adequately warm.
Kayla N from Illinois
Long lasting bulbs, great for the Premier 1 heat lamps. Will purchase again.
Andrew S from Indiana
Goes great with the Premier 1 heat lamp. The heat lamps are impressive and made extremely well.
Kaeryn S from Pennsylvania
I bought a pack of these to go with my new - third - Premier 1 heat lamp. I have previously bought pressed glass (PAR) bulbs with my first two lamps, but they're not in stock any longer.
I know the metal screw on base is soldered to the bulbs to prevent separation, but the base of the bulb was soldered on crooked on a bulb, leaving it touching the plastic lamp shade when screwed in. I'll be returning this box.
The lamps themselves are super.
Angie G from Tennessee
Ordered 3 lamps and 2 boxes of these bulbs. Arrived and only 1 bulb in box worked.