I am just sick and tired of paying $5-$9 dollars for a stupid light bulb. What a ripoff. Half the time they go out in a week and sometimes they just arent dark enough red. I dont use my red-heat lamps for nightime viewing, I use them for heat. I have a red-head-lamp I use for viewing the things I want to see at night. So here my solution to buying these expensive bulbs all the time. First, I searched for a paint that is heat resistant. I found a can of Rustoleum Spray Paint for grills and other outside heat sources, it was $3.84. It can withstand temps of 1200F. Perfect! It is black. Oh well. That just means no light will get out. So then I got the appropriate size bulbs at walmart, 77 cents for 4 bulbs. Then I went home and spray painted 2 test bulbs. Today, they will be dry, and I can test them. I am going to let them run for a full day or 2. If they are still working and all looks well, I will be trying them with my tokays. I will post again in a few days with the results. If this works, I am going to save a butt load on bulbs.