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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:39 pm 
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Ok guys,
I havent tried the lamp on dark eggs yet as I havent been able to get one without buying a dozen(which would be a sin as I have my own chookies).
Ok I have worked out a parts list for you. It is not for the faint hearted as the led parts are not cheap as they are reasonably new technology and still fairly expensive.

Part no. Description. Price.
HP1296 LENS 10degree 7.95
ZD0424 LED 19.95
AA0583 LED DRIVER MODULE 19.95
HB6122 PROJECT BOX 8.95
PH9233 9V BATTERY CLIP 0.45
SP0710 SWITCH MOMENTARY 0.82

You will also need some hook up wire, heat-shrink tubing, 25mm outside diameter conduit and a 9 volt battery.

I have a couple of people interested, if they are happy with cost I will do a step by step as I build theirs.

The thing that makes these led lamps so bright is that the standard beam is 140 degress, the lens then focus's this into 10degrees.

The parts are a little bit cheaper if purchased in bulk quantities, if I got enough enquires I could do them a bit cheaper for folks that dont have the tools and experience putting electronic items together.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:16 pm 
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Ok Guys, I have a confirmed customer and will get onto the build description with lots of pics early next week.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Trev get serious and go into production... :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:01 pm 
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So are you buying as well HBG?

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I think she is making her own with the instructions you give her! :rofl: :rofl:

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:05 pm 
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NellyG wrote:
I think she is making her own with the instructions you give her! :rofl: :rofl:

:oops: yes, please...! :lol: :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:12 pm 
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ha Ha, ok, be patient and wait till next week please

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If I were buying a candler my preference would be for one plugged to 240v rather than battery powered...


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:31 am 
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Hi cackles you could make it using a MP3270 plug pack, it is specifically for these leds, 15.00.
Just take the driver module and battery cilp off the shopping list.
It would be limited to use near a power point, so you wouldnt be able to candle eggs under a broody.

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I was due to candle some eggs tonight and was inspired to try a makeshift candler based on your idea Trev. I already had a bed lamp with a 40 watt globe and a piece of foam in which I cut a hole for a toilet roll. It worked - the eggs candled easily, both white and light brown eggs - and I am now going to make a more permanent version using a short piece of plastic pipe - its too close to the hot light bulb for a paper roll. Whatever works!! :idea:


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Wow Trev & Shanti - well done on the egg candlers. They look fantastic!!

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 9:03 am 
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Hi Shanti
Great idea, but be carefull the foam doesnt get too hot and the the heat from the light bulb doesnt overheat the eggies.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 11:29 am 
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Yes Trev I agree that heat is a factor so perhaps this is an idea for a small number of eggs, work quickly, and not leave the light on for too long.

We are testing a newly made fan forced 42 egg incubator and will put piccies on the forum when I know it works. Anyway I thought I would candle so that I can get rid of any eggs that didn't survive the first week of fiddling and temperature swings. There were quite a few infertile eggs and some that looked like they had started but died. The incubator is running steadily now and I have replaced the bad eggs with some new ones to have a second hatching. I have never done that before but the incubator holds so many eggs and I want it to be worthwhile so I plan to have two lots of chicks hatch a week apart. I have the brooders to take the chicks. Are there any ideas about having a double hatching like this? I havn't done it before as I have only used my 10 egg incubator in the past. (Maybe I should start a new post on this question).

My candling question: It says in the books to candle after 8 days - I wanted to candle on the 7th so that I could introduce more eggs to the incubator and have them hatch on the weekend. I will be doing the next candling on the 8th day to see if there is a difference - do you know if the 8th day is important for any reason? I certainly picked up the infertile eggs last night but there were some that I wasn't sure about.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 4:02 pm 
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Hi Trev,
does your design allow > 1 LED (of that type) if more light is required for candling dark eggs?.

PS: looking forward to your 'how to guide'.


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