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    Default Heat Lamp in light fixture

    Is it okay to put a heat lamp in the light fixture in a stall. Fixture is on the ceiling. It's a 250 watt bulb on the heat lamp.



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    What is the fixture rated for? I would guess that the bulb will be way too hot, it is probably a fire hazard. I use heat lamps in the barn, but I plug them in to a proper plug-in.



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    Head lamps put out more heat than a regular bulb of the same wattage.
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    Thanks. By plug-in, do you mean a fixture for the heat lamp that holds it and clamps to a wall or something like that?



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    Yes, they are pretty cheap and available at most farm supply stores. You can get the clamp ones or a hanging one.

    Here is a link showing a few different designs.

    http://www.qcsupply.com/farm-livesto...eat-lamps.html
    Last edited by deckchick; Jan. 14, 2011 at 09:38 PM. Reason: added a link



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    Thanks everyone. Will go get one of those.



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    Please, if you must use a clamp on heat lamp inside a barn,
    put a chain on the lamp near the clamp and attach it to
    the wall or rafter so that if the lamp should be knocked
    loose of the clamp, it won't be able to fall into the bedding
    and start a fire. I have heard of three barns lost as a
    result of a heat lamp falling into bedding and starting a fire.
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin



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    I would worry that any clamp-on type of heat lamp has the potential of being loosened/knocked down (especially by *inquiring* type horses, like mine).

    Our heat lamps are hard-wired (the same as our regular lights - all installed by the electrician when we built our barn). In fact, the heat lamps have their own *on/off* switch box located on the wall (above the switch box for the regular lights). The heat lamps are only in our foaling stall and haven't been used in years. I keep a piece of duct tape over the heat lamp wall switch (as a precaution against anyone accidentally turning them on).

    As others have mentioned, the fire hazard with heat lamps is very real - you just can't be too careful.



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    Very good point Claddagh and Robin@DHH. I too have them secured against being knocked off. Those lamps put off an incredible amount of heat, where ever you put them make sure the animals cannot reach them, they will get burned.



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    i agree. that could cause fire so better not try to do so. i've been using Hinkley Lighting and im keeping it in a safe location.



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