Prima Heat Lamp
Rugged and reliable heat lamp used to warm lambs, goat kids, chickens, ducks, puppies or for any animal that is sick or cold.
Common heat lamps are often blamed for barn fires, scorched wool and overheating. The “Prima” is better in every way—strength, safety, protective guard, and hanging system.
The Prima Heat Lamp® can be purchased with or without an infrared bulb. Use standard or infrared heat lamp bulbs no larger than 250W.
The Prima Heat Lamp® is…
- Safer* than other lamps
- Versatile and effective
- Heavy-duty plastic grill helps to prevent damage to bulbs and animals
- Very robust
- To warm lambs, goat kids and sick animals
- A heat source for a poultry brooder
- Can be used in dog kennels for puppies and short-haired dogs
- Use in barns or stables for any animal that is sick or cold
New! Prima Heat Lamp® Kits include your choice of (1) 250W smooth glass infrared heat lamp bulb (red or clear)
* IMPORTANT safety note! Even though we find our lamps safer than common metal heat lamps, we still take every precaution to reduce fire risk. Please read all precautions before using. Any lamp that falls onto animals and/or bedding has consequences that can be very serious—including fire.
- Dimensions: 9-3/8" diameter, 15" tall
- 16 ft cord with anti-chew spring wire
- UL-listed ceramic fixture fits standard or infrared heat lamp bulbs up to 250W
- Glass-reinforced plastic—for resistance to high temperatures and ornery animals
- Secure clip holder design
- To save energy $$, use a ThermoCube.
- Heat Lamp Clips make hanging the heat lamp quick and easy.
- Protect both newborns and bulbs with a Heat Lamp Guard.
- For many, bulb color comes down to personal preference. We have found that red bulbs result in less glare. Clear bulbs provide bright light in addition to heat. Others have noted that red bulbs may reduce pecking with poultry.
Heat Lamp DO’s and DON’Ts:
Never lay a heat lamp (of any make or model) on straw or any other flammable surface—for any length of time. We recommend that you keep the lamp at least 20" away from the ground and/or livestock. To ensure safety, please routinely self-inspect the plug and connection (or ask a certified electrician to do so.)
It’s also important to periodically check that the bulb is securely tightened in situations where the heat lamp may be inadvertently jostled by animals. Over time, these vibrations may cause the bulb to work itself loose. If a bulb becomes too loose, the electrical connection between the socket and bulb may fail causing an electrical discharge (arc). This is a fire risk and can permanently damage the lamp or bulb.
- DO hang the lamp at a height to match the situation. The recommended minimum distance from the lamp to the ground or animal is 20".
- DO prevent livestock from coming in direct contact with the lamp. The lamp fixture should be secured so it will not be bashed, butted or knocked around. Bulbs will not survive hard impacts and become a fire risk when damaged. In mixed pens with mothers and babies, we use creep pens and/or lamp guards to protect the lamps from the adults.
- DO secure lamps by the top clip holder (not the cord) using a Heat Lamp Clip or carabiner.
- DO thread the power cord into a wire panel and away from where animals are likely to reach—particularly if adult sheep, goats or pigs are exposed to them.
- Do NOT use bulbs rated higher than 250W. Use high-quality bulbs. Some low quality bulbs have broken off leaving the metal filament in the ceramic fixture. Pressed glass bulbs are stronger, but because of their weight, they are more prone to separating from the base. Smooth glass bulbs shatter more easily when jostled, but are less likely to separate from the base.
- Do NOT over-tighten bulbs. 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.
- Do NOT use lamps in confined spaces or barrels for warming livestock. The heat needs to be able to move away from the lamp.
Danger! Don’t do this!Do NOT place lamps too close to livestock. When an animal’s body contacts the grill, the heat can build up and melt the plastic. As shown in this photo, the lamp was too close to the animal, blocking the heat and melting the plastic into the wool.
Always keep the bottom of the lamp at least 20" away from the highest point of the animal. (Can be lowered a few inches when used with chicks.)
Warning: Risk of electrical shock—Connect only to a branch circuit protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that the circuit is protected by a GFCI.
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Haley R from Iowa
Durable and creates good heat.
Carol T from Texas
Best heat lamps I have ever owned.
Jacob C from California
I feel like the safety of my birds has been increased by switching to this light. I’m not worried about fires as much. It’s well built and has a very long cord. The top of the unit has a spot to clip a carabiner to, making it easier to connect to a chain and adjust height. Can’t go wrong with this light.
Kathleen S from Tennessee
Best heat lamp out there! I use these for goat kidding season. Seems like they always kid on the coldest days. Since kids can’t regulate their body temps the first few days, these lamps are a lifesaver! I trust them in the barn & never worry about a fire. We leave them on 24/7 when kids are a few days old; after that, only turn them on if needed. We have them hanging with a secure frame/wire blocking access to the wire & lamp so the goats can’t knock into them or access them. We also use a ThermoCube which automatically turns on at 36°F. We have these in every kidding pen & use during extremely cold weather. Highly recommend!
Christine N from Montana
I love these lamps. I was grateful it was already assembled as I put one together before and it was a bit challenging for old hands!