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    Just wondering if any of you prefer a particular light for candling eggs? I'm a caver so I have quite a few different lights around, but haven't found one that seems great for candling in my current inventory yet. Most have too much spill around the egg which kind of blinds me when I try to candle with them and the smallest LED light I have isn't bright enough. I figured LED was the way to go so you can keep it close to the egg for a bit of time without excessive heat output, but I'd be interested in hearing input from anyone else with a good system? Thanks.

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    I use whatever flashlight is around. If there's too much spill, I make a circle with my fingers to block it out. I do very little candling anyway, just sometimes as I'm putting the egg in the incubator. I've had eggs hatch that never candled anything, so I don't sweat it.

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    I have a little single bulb led light that I use. But like Aliza, I don't spend a whole lot of time candling. They're either going to incubate, or turn bad. If they're going to turn bad, you tend to know it pretty quickly.
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    I actually candle eggs very rarely myself, but I got the impression that a lot of others do so pretty frequently. I'm mostly interested in looking for hemipenes in translucent juvenile lizards and thought any light that does well for eggs should be good for that as well.

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    Any Home Depot type store will sell a large variety of small led lights to pick and choose from. I'd simply suggest going and picking out one that is the appropriate size for your needs. Some single led lightss run off of just a watch battery and don't put off much light, while others use AA batteries and put off tons of light.
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