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Old 10-05-2019, 06:49 PM   #1
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Stove hood light!

Has anybody out there found a way to "improve" the light that is part of the stove hood? I've replaced the bulb with an LED bulb, but the light output is still pitiful.
Wondering if the light fixture itself could be replaced? Even thought about a stick-up light attached to the wall beside the stove (or even under the hood itself - concerned about the heat and cooking steam generated for that location).
I don't want to replace the hood, just improve the lighting!
Any ideas 💡
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:56 PM   #2
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Has anybody out there found a way to "improve" the light that is part of the stove hood? I've replaced the bulb with an LED bulb, but the light output is still pitiful.
Wondering if the light fixture itself could be replaced? Even thought about a stick-up light attached to the wall beside the stove (or even under the hood itself - concerned about the heat and cooking steam generated for that location).
I don't want to replace the hood, just improve the lighting!
Any ideas 💡
There are fairly bright LEDs that will fit. Check the lumen output & go for the highest. Of course you could go big time & do the SAM-1 upgrade. High & low light & 3 speed fan...
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Has anybody out there found a way to "improve" the light that is part of the stove hood? I've replaced the bulb with an LED bulb, but the light output is still pitiful.
Wondering if the light fixture itself could be replaced? Even thought about a stick-up light attached to the wall beside the stove (or even under the hood itself - concerned about the heat and cooking steam generated for that location).
I don't want to replace the hood, just improve the lighting!
Any ideas 💡
Range Hood Light Upgrade
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:18 PM   #4
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In addition to the light improvement the SAM-1 is quieter and moves a lot of air. A whole lot! If I could I would love to have a SAM-1 in the house
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:18 PM   #5
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I took your advice from your post and ordered the kit from Amazon. I installed the light bulb and have to say the light output is greatly improved! Thanks for your advice.
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I took your advice from your post and ordered the kit from Amazon. I installed the light bulb and have to say the light output is greatly improved! Thanks for your advice.
You're welcome! The only update I have is it seems that the tape will let go after a year or so from the heat. Solution so far - replacement tape.

Oh, and don't use aluminum tape to attach it - that will let the smoke out.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_smoke
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I hate it when that happens. Its really hard to get the smoke back in...
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Oh, and don't use aluminum tape to attach it - that will let the smoke out.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_smoke
But ETI doesn't use Lucas electrics!
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But ETI doesn't use Lucas electrics!
Used to ride a Norton Commando - I fully understand your comment. There were times I wanted to rip out every wire on that bike and start over.

That and the whitworth thread screws that held the points. Try to find one of those at a local auto supply.
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Yes Lucas, Prince of Darkness !

I had switches in my British cars labeled "on" and "maybe" .

My first car in 1966 was a Sunbeam Alpine, drove Nortons, BSA's, many Austin Mini's and owned a few Landrovers, I'm a slow learner ! I did love them all at the time.

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While this comment won't help gwvwadc, but maybe someone who's considering a range hood or not, we choose "not". The light ETI installs is very bright when the range hood is not there. And we like a lot of light. Also, I figured that since there's a window next to the stove, and a overhead Maxx Fan also nearby, combined they could approximate the effect of a range hood (exhausting cooking heat, etc) when necessary.
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