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Lightbulbs and kids

Discussion in 'Beginners Area' started by Crimson Funk, May 31, 2020.

  1. Crimson Funk

    Crimson Funk New Member

    Hi all, I have a 2 and 4 y/o and getting them to wear blue blockers at night is difficult after the novelty wears off. I was looking for lightbulbs to make things a little easier and I'm thinking of the lightbulbs in the second link (although I think blublox is local to Western Australia so maybe I should support the community)



    I'd appreciate anyone's opinion on either.

    Unfortunately we also have a number of led downlights at play in our kitchen/dining area and a couple in guest bedrooms, anyone have any suggestions about those? - I was thinking red or orange celephane.

    Anyway all advice and opinions are welcome.

  2. primalmofo

    primalmofo Student Doctor

    Those look good. I would just leave the led lights off
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  3. Crimson Funk

    Crimson Funk New Member

    I ended up getting some red ones from blublox and a couple of orange lamps from blockbluelight. I never have the downlights on when I am home. Thanks much for the response.
  4. Daulatwant

    Daulatwant Kipras

    I don't trust LED, even the red ones.
    Red infrared bulbs you can get these in pet stores.
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  5. Dan2

    Dan2 Pedantic schlub

    Those heat lamps are bright enough to keep me awake late at night.

    25W opaque red incandescents :


    are hot enough it'll burn a hole through the coating and then you'll have some red and some white.

    11W S14 opaque red incandescents:


    are low wattage enough it won't burn a hole through; very slowly the opaque coating will fade. I've used an 11W S14 for a few months and the coating is fading a little but much less quickly than the 25W did.

    If you want less wattage, 7.5W S11:


    But maybe the 7.5W closer to the glass because of the smaller bulb shape will make that coating fade more quickly than the 11W S14. I haven't tried an S11.
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