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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Patricia E from Florida
We bought these to replace what our bucks decided to play with and break. The other ones seem to all break at the neck; these never do. They are also comparable in price to what is available locally as long as you can make an order that qualifies for free shipping. The cost of shipping cancels out your savings otherwise.
Matt H from Michigan
The bulbs are great. We have been brooding for many years; layers in the winter, broilers spring and summer. This is the first time we bought better bulbs than what the farm stores sell. The farm store bulbs break and go out much more random, leaving the birds cold overnight. We bought some of each of these, the red 250 hard glass, the red 175 pressed glass, the clear 175 pressed glass. Since they last longer, we invested in some of each so we can swap them out depending on the weather and time of year. Gives more options for temperature and i dont have to worry about losing a heat source overnight. The brooder lamps that we move around, we secure to the wall or ceiling with wire (cheap fencing wire) so falling and starting fires is never an issue. My concern was breaking and these bulbs are much better quality so less concerned about that now.
Robin M from Iowa
Love these heat bulbs. They are good quality and work great! Thank you P1.
Ann G from Montana
excellent quality I hope they will last through the long Montana winter. Better than any thing I've found in the stores.
Scott K from Maryland
I really like these bulbs. Definitely worth the money. I’ve had issue with cheaper bulbs of this type coming loose where the glass meets the metal section. So far these feel very solid.