Tired of buying red-heat bulbs? Me too. Here's my solution.

Discussion in 'Enclosures, Heating & Lighting' started by nuggular, Apr 25, 2006.

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    RE: Re: solution to red-heat bulbs

    well yes I see your point. The bulb may last for five years if you plug it in somewhere and never touch it. I have a habit of spraying a little water on mine or droping the fixture. When accidents like these happen the more expensive bulbs add up real quick! As for the paint, I don't think that is what needs to be used. It should be very high temp paint. The can I used was called grille paint and was good for 1200 degrees. First I tried engine paint good for like 5-600 but that wasn't enough. It needs to be grille paint. The stuff can withstand heat so much that it holds it in a little too well and burns out the fillament. I found it at wal-mart for 5 bucks.
     
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    RE: Re: solution to red-heat bulbs

    Oh, thanks boverholt!
     
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    RE: Re: solution to red-heat bulbs

    How many watts should i use for a 55 gallon tank for my ball python?
     

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