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Q: Need to find an infrared light bulb. ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Need to find an infrared light bulb.
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: david_qus-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2005 02:26 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2005 01:26 PST
Question ID: 579697
We are trying to locate an infrared bulb, and it needs to be the type
which would be screwed into a regular lamp (like a lamp in your family
room).  The purpose of this bulb is to illuminate an area that is
being viewed by an infrared video camera; the infrared bulb puts out a
particular spectrum that the infrared camera can easily pick up,
making things seen in low light at nighttime look lit, and more like
daytime.  The use for the bulb (and camera, which we have already
found) is to monitor our sick pet at night, who is very ill and
undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

The bulb needs to be a stand-alone bulb, that you?d purchase like an
ordinary light bulb.  It should not be for any specific item (i.e., it
shouldn?t be a replacement bulb for a particular item, unless it can
also be used alone).  It needs to fit a regular lamp socket, just as
if it were a regular light bulb. The wattage should be 100 watts or
less, and the output should be completely non-visible (meaning no
visible ?light? can be seen), so that it won?t keep him awake.

We have already tried using a ceramic infrared heat lamp bulb, but it
does not work, as it is in the wrong spectrum.

If you can find multiple sources, so that we might purchase the bulb
at as good of a price as you can find, we would really appreciate it.

If you find that we?re going down the wrong path in what we are
looking for, just tell us and we can edit our request to better fit
what is really out there.

Request for Question Clarification by redhoss-ga on 13 Oct 2005 06:13 PDT
I think I have found what you are looking for. Please look at this and
see if you agree:

I believe you would want the R30-123-851-120AS. If this is meets your
requirements, let me know and I will post it as your answer.

Clarification of Question by david_qus-ga on 16 Oct 2005 08:32 PDT
Hi, redhoss-ga!

Wow, that looks like it!  I can't tell you how much we appreciate it!,
especially right now with all of the things we are having to do
(though gladly) to help him fight this cancer and deal with the
tremendous number of complications he is dealing with.  I am so
thrilled you located it!

Did you happen to see any others at competitive prices?  And I think
the other thing my husband wanted me to ask was if you might have seen
one in a 'medium' or 'wide' angle (as he is restless and uncomfortable
and can't sleep, so tends to move around the room a lot).

Thank you so much for doing that for us!  And so quickly, to boot!

-- Karen
Subject: Re: Need to find an infrared light bulb.
Answered By: redhoss-ga on 17 Oct 2005 05:00 PDT
Hello Karen, I just finished searching some more and couldn't find any
other possibilities. That doesn't mean that none exist. I just can't
find any. I thought that the price was a little high on the product
that I found, but it is a pretty special light. I also would rather
have a wider cone of light, but it looks like they do not offer that
feature unless you special order in large quantities. However, I think
that the R30-123-851-120AS will probably work just fine. I would like
to offer my best wishes, in addition to those of myoarin-ga, and hope
that Gladden has a miraculous recovery. He is lucky to have such
dedicated caretakers.

Subject: Re: Need to find an infrared light bulb.
From: myoarin-ga on 14 Oct 2005 02:21 PDT
Yeah, that sure likes it would do the trick, but maybe you don't need
so much power.  Have you tried using an infrared remoted device (tv,
etc.), preferably one that does not have to be pointed too precisely? 
Maybe a couple would be adequate.
I don't know how long the batteries would last, but you could add some
in parallel.  I get in a closet and try it out.
I am very sorry to hear about the state of your dog.
Best wishes, Myoarin
Subject: Re: Need to find an infrared light bulb.
From: david_qus-ga on 16 Oct 2005 08:40 PDT
Hi, Myoarin!

How sweet of you to think so resourcefully for us!  I sure wish the
remotes would work -- that's very clever.

And thank you so much for your kind thoughts about our sweet
"Gladden".  You are awfully thoughtful!

-- Karen

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