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Old 02-28-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: The Island of Misfit Toys
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Do they make LED lights for range hoods?
I'm pretty sure they do. At home depot today I had a box of one that was definitely a range hood led light but it was in the box and I couldn't see what kind of socket it fit. Didn't catch the price.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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My range hood had MR16/GU10 halogen bulbs. I replaced them (3 in total) with LED units at about $20 apiece. The lighting is great and I haven't lost a bulb in over a year (I used to average about 3-4 per year). I figure they'll pay for themselves in 2 years on the failure aspect alone.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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My range hood had MR16/GU10 halogen bulbs. I replaced them (3 in total) with LED units at about $20 apiece. The lighting is great and I haven't lost a bulb in over a year (I used to average about 3-4 per year). I figure they'll pay for themselves in 2 years on the failure aspect alone.
What is the light like?

Hospital white?
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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I have an office entrance foyer recessed par 30 long neck that is on 24/7 and was a 75 watt halogen. I was replacing a $10 bulb every 3-6 months and using 54 kwh per month.

I replaced it this week with a Toshiba LED. They are now $26. Looks OK, not hospital white like the CF I tried, but not a halogen. It is, however, only 10.5 watts and a 40,000 hour guaranty.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:40 AM
 
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I bought some dimmable Kobi 40watt replacement LED bulbs (A19) at 2700K and they are fantastic. They were on sale for $8/bulb, but I'm sure I'd pay the retail price of $20/bulb. I'd wait for the prices to come down, but I love that the light they produce is bright, warm, and flicker-free. It's the best alternative to incandescent that I've found.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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What is the light like?

Hospital white?
I can barely tell the difference from the original 50w halogens. White LEDs tend to be heavy on the blue side of the spectrum. The newer bulbs are using phosphors to compensate. I actually like the light for the task at hand.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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I bought some dimmable Kobi 40watt replacement LED bulbs (A19) at 2700K and they are fantastic. They were on sale for $8/bulb, but I'm sure I'd pay the retail price of $20/bulb. I'd wait for the prices to come down, but I love that the light they produce is bright, warm, and flicker-free. It's the best alternative to incandescent that I've found.
The difference in heat is also dramatic. I had another enclosed application where overheating was causing halogen bulbs to burn out every 3 weeks or so. I replaced them with and LED model and they are still going dtrong after nearly a year. 3 bulbs for $60 that last for a very long time or $6 every 3-4 weeks... the sensical option was abundantly clear.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I should replace my globular heaters for the summer. These incandescents help warm the place in the winter. Thanks for the information on LED lights.
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