Have a hood over my stove and I like to leave it on as a sort of
nightlight. But I dont want an incandescent bulb left on all the time.
(due to electric costs). I put a CFL in there and it did not last long.
Even though the heat from the gas rance is quite a bit lower, I suppose
it still heats up the bulb, and causes premature failure. I know they
dont make LED lights for ovens, and probably never will. But for a hood,
is there one made that can handle "some" heat?
Otherwise I guess I just have to put an incandescent in there and
install another fixture on the wall or ceiling for a night light, and
only use the hood light when I'm cooking.
On Thu, 1 Oct 2015 20:04:12 -0700 (PDT), bob_villa
Then I guess I should be ok with it. I know the hoods dont get severely
hot, but there is still heat there, as well as crud.
I do wonder what they will eventually make for oven lights. It appears
that incandescent bubs are all we have. Even those I have wondered how
they keep the solder from melting where the glass bulb is connected to
On Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:04:00 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
decades ago I had this problem but it was the fridge light used as a
I fixed it by using a motion detector and a small light that came on
when it sensed motion.
Eventually that became rope light above the train tracks but that may
just be us. ;-)
On 10/1/2015 9:04 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I put LED light strips under my hood ... actually, under the upper
cabinets, too. I used 2 strips, side by side; one warm white and the
other cool white. Either color by itself looked either too yellow or
too blue/white. I used 2 12 volt power supplies to power it. Actually,
there are 2 supplies as a corner window made running 12 volts from one
side to the other very difficult. Back to the hood, there are other
bulbs which we use when we need lots of light, but the LED strips come
on at dusk and shut off at about midnight, or when we manually do an X10
all off at bedtime. No problems in the last year and a half and we do
cook a lot.
The heat from cooking added to the heat from the LED electronics bulb will
probably shorten the bulb life somewhat. But unless you have a very strang
e cooking arrangement, the temperatures around the bulb aren't going to get
all that hot for all that long. And, if the bulb is not on all that much,
you probably won't notice the shortened life from maybe 24,000 hours down
to maybe 5000 hours. Live it up and try it, 40W and 60W LED bulbs are down
to $1.97 at our local Menards and Home Depot stores.
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