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.
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Karey G from Illinois
I ordered the 175w red pressed glass bulbs. They are thick and sturdy. bulbs from the farm store are fragile and fall apart. I've had one short out and cause a fire. no more worries with these. I will continue to order these bulbs!
Robin D from Nevada
I will only buy pressed glass they so far have never melted they are sturdy and easy to screw in no worries about the base snapping off
Gail M from Michigan
I purchased the clear PAR bulbs for use as heat in a house for 2 outdoor cats. I have used the ordinary thin type for quite a few years. But a recent winter wind storm blew the roof off the shelter and left slivers of thin glass all over my deck; it convinced me not to use that type again. The shelter is insulated and the 175 watt bulb is adequate. A thermometer about 10-12 inches below the bulb reads about 25 degrees warmer than the outside air. A piece of perforated aluminum is used as a bulb shield so that the bulb will never come in contact with the wood shaving bedding. I use a remote to turn the heat lamp on as needed. I believe I've maintained function but added safety with the use of this quality bulb. Thanks, Premier, for having a product I knew was out there but I was unable to find locally.
Aaron O from Iowa
I went to the pressed glass bulbs a couple years ago after a barn fire caused by a thinner bulb that popped. I like the pressed glass strength but this year we are having troubles with the glass part of the bulb separating from the metal where it screws into the lamp holder. I'm not sure if it was getting bumped by the ewe so we moved it up a few inches and this seems to help. Overall, we've had good luck with these bulbs and continue to use them.
Monica S from Minnesota
I bought the pressed glass 175 watt bulbs. They provide enough heat to keep my goats warm, and the bulb itself is really heavy duty. I was surprised at the weight of these bulbs!