All good points. I have asked the BOD by email to make an official ruling. What I find most interesting is the post here on bulb power. So I have some great halogen lights on a stand. They throw off enough heat to warm up an enclosed EZUP. Legal or not? Where do you draw the line? What's the definition of a heat lamp?
Now that the question is out there it's up to the BOD in my mind to tell us by rep advisory if it's legal or not. Hope a few others also ask the BOD on this. I'd sure hate for a rep to DQ somebody because of a post here. And for the record my concern is that one BOD member has made a ruling here on this thread. Also for the record I think it's a bad idea to outlaw heat lamps during box prep and that will be very difficult to enforce. Don't make a rule you can't enforce.
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