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How To Replace Range Hood Lights With LED Bulbs

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Many range hoods come with halogen lights. But, you can certainly replace them with LED lights. Either type will work well in a range hood.

Halogen bulbs are great for directing bright light to a specific spot, like the stovetop where you’re cooking a meal for instance. They’re energy efficient and feature what’s called “instant start”. That means that the second you flip the switch to turn the light on, it will come on at full brightness. No need to wait for the bulb to warm up as with CFL bulbs. Halogen bulbs are also fully dimmable. So, if the particular range hood you own comes with a dimmer, halogen bulbs would be the better choice.

LED lights are gaining in popularity because they last up to 25 times longer than halogen while also saving energy. Like halogen bulbs, LEDs feature “instant start”. One of the reasons, more people are choosing LED bulbs is because they’re cool to the touch. If you’re cooking with your family in the kitchen, you won’t have to worry that a child might touch the LED bulb on the range hood and burn himself.

So, when switching the halogen bulb to an LED, make sure you take note of the size of the halogen bulb before going out to buy a new LED bulb. The dimensions of the socket can be different, and you might find that your new LED bulb doesn’t fit properly into the range hood.

Read more about kitchen lighting: Kitchen Lighting Tips

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To Dim Or Not – Range Hood Lights

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Every high quality range hood comes equipped with lights. It’s a good thing, too. Imagine whipping up a meal in the near dark. Typical kitchen lighting just doesn’t give off enough light to reach the stove area. Of course, if your stovetop is installed in the middle of a kitchen island, then you probably have the light problem beat. For most of us, though, that extra bit of a lighting is a huge help.

The lights installed on a range hood have a very specific purpose. They help to direct a sufficient level of light right onto the stovetop. If your kitchen is large and bright, you might find that you don’t need to use the light feature. In most kitchens, though, turning on the range hood light while cooking helps to brighten up the space. Some of our older range hoods did come with a dimming feature, but our new hoods won’t. We found that many people preferred the single option of a bright, white light. The single fixed setting also makes it easier to replace the bulb with an LED or other bulb of your choice.

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