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

Postby Pancake151 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:08 pm

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

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:10 pm

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

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:03 pm

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

Postby Drache613 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:57 pm

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

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:21 pm

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 ).



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