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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Steven & Diana H from Indiana
Use the clear pressed bulbs in the orange heat lamps for dairy goat kids. I have not seen these bulbs come apart like their other type of bulbs in my 30+ years of raising kids this way. I feel safer using these bulbs and lamps than any other type, but still need to watch any heat lamp carefully. I always double hang each lamp and try to leave in the pens for only the minimum number of weeks.
Donna J from Florida
For my purpose, I definitely like the colored bulbs better than the clear - seem to be of fine quality.
Don U from Virginia
Excellent lamps, long lasting, but I still have a problem with the bulbs unscrewing themselves in the prima covers, and our lamps are protected from the ewes with creep panels. I do like the red bulbs vs the clear, the clear are too bright, we can't see from our barn cameras at night with the clear bulbs installed.
Doyle E from Kansas
I was and am happy to receive the heat lamps! Brings back memories of heat lamps for baby pigs on my dad’s sow/pig farm. Ready try them out. The first one out of the box had a cracked neck. No fault of premier 1, just a shipping possibility. It was packaged properly. It will not deter me in ever placing another order. Thanks again for being prompt in delivery!
Jim M from Georgia
These appear to be good quality bulbs fast shipping we will see if they are up to the hype.