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My heat lamp glows red hot. is it supposed to happen?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:08 pm
by Pancake151
My heat lamp exploded the other day and we had a spare lamp. It glows red hot. Is that supposed to happen? [Click image to enlarge]

Re: My heat lamp glows red hot. is it supposed to happen?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:10 pm
by KarrieRee
No I would check the fixture -- either the bulb is too much or the fixture is defective --- your not using that for a basking lamp are you?
Karrie

Re: My heat lamp glows red hot. is it supposed to happen?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:03 pm
by CooperDragon
That's a CHE. They can get REALLY hot on the surface but don't usually glow. There may be something wrong with it. I tend to avoid them in favor of heat projector bulbs for overnight heat because of the burn/melt risk.

Re: My heat lamp glows red hot. is it supposed to happen?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:57 pm
by Drache613
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Re: My heat lamp glows red hot. is it supposed to happen?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:21 pm
by kingofnobbys
If it's a new CHE, I'd strongly suggest getting a sparky in to check the fitting , get him to check the powerboard , and the wall socket too , and maybe check the fuse box ( lot of old houses are running old cupper wire fuses and poorly installed / damaged wiring ).



What brand is the CHE ?
What brand is the ceramic fitting ?