Stove Exhaust Hood Lights


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Old 11-27-14, 09:22 AM
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Stove Exhaust Hood Lights

My 12 years old stove exhaust hood has 2 regular type incandescent light bulbs, 60W each. Can I change these two bulbs with Spiral CFL bulbs?

I don't know if the Spiral CFL can take the heat or perhaps there is some other reason
 
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Old 11-27-14, 09:26 AM
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Heat shouldn't be too much of an issue but many exhaust hoods have the bulbs on a dimmer or a variable intensity switch. They may not like that. Couldn't hurt anything to try them.
 
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Old 11-27-14, 09:29 AM
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I don't see a problem.
The only way I would not use them is if the hood has a "night light" function, or high and low light setting.
Some of the hoods have a feature that will dim the lights and CFL's are typically not dimmable.
 
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Old 11-27-14, 02:11 PM
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My hood switch does not have dimmer, its just ON/OFF so I should be ok and I'm glad

Thanks
 
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Old 11-27-14, 02:26 PM
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Ehhhhh I'm not so sure. The electronics in the most CFLs seem to be pretty heat sensitive. Make sure you get some that are allowed to be installed base up (even if not required for the hood).

As cheap as they are, no reason not to try, but expect early replacement.
 
 

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