Is it safe to leave this lamp on 24/7?

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Is it safe to leave this lamp on 24/7?

Post by Klaire on Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:18 pm

I brought this lamp http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4308980/Trail/searchtext%3EBLACK+LAMP.htm (catalogue number 430/8980).
and have a blue bulb like this http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31k6cSdw7SL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
which is 40 watts. As soon as I plugged the lamp in it began giving off a high amount of heat (I have still yet to get a thermometer to check the actual temperature). I just wondered if this would be safe to leave on unattended for several weeks for my silkie chicks?


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Re: Is it safe to leave this lamp on 24/7?

Post by Jen88 on Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:23 pm

Sorry I don't know the answer to your question but just thought I'd say argos links are messed up, you have to change the "%3E" to ">" or it doesn't work, well for me anyway Smile
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Re: Is it safe to leave this lamp on 24/7?

Post by andoy on Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:27 pm

hi Claire, I'm a bit worried that the plastic around that lamp holder will melt. It's not designed for a heat bulb. Normal bulbs don't give off that much heat

I would suspend a simple bulb on wire (like a light fitting on ceiling).
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Post by Suz on Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:38 pm

I made a load of heat lamps with cable, light fittings & fancy plugs with a switch for 10 from B&Q ... so you could make 1 lamp for pennies. That doesn't answer your question though lol. I had one of those lamps in the computer cupboard and it did get really hot with only a few hours use.

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Re: Is it safe to leave this lamp on 24/7?

Post by Klaire on Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:41 pm

Righto, thanks. I'll see if i can dig the old one out I used for the quails.
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Re: Is it safe to leave this lamp on 24/7?

Post by lwescott on Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:31 am

Can I ask what the blue bulb is?
Is it just a coloured reflector bulb? I wa goint to buy an infra-red bulb, but now I think I'll use a normal bulb (or reflector) hung from the top of the brooder.
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Re: Is it safe to leave this lamp on 24/7?

Post by Klaire on Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:29 am

Yes it's a reflector/spot bulb.
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