Every kitchen needs the right lighting. At Hoodmart, we understand that lighting is an important element to consider with your exhaust hood. That’s why we not only offer you high quality kitchen exhaust hoods, we also offer exhaust hood lighting and accessories. Here are some things to think about as you’re looking for lighting options.
LED lighting can greatly benefit your restaurant setup
A restaurant owner has millions of details to consider every single day, and it’s likely that their lighting isn’t particularly high up on that list. However, think about how your exhaust hood lighting can have a huge effect not just on the light conditions in your kitchen, but on your overall energy usage.
If you choose LED bulbs, you’ll be choosing bulbs that use about ¼ of the energy that an incandescent bulb uses. Just by installing these bulbs, you’ll already be saving electricity – but there’s more. LED bulbs are rated to last about 50,000 hours – which is as much as 50 times as long as an incandescent bulb. This can compound the savings, especially when you consider that you not only won’t have to buy as many LED bulbs, but you won’t have to take your workers off the line to change bulbs nearly as often.
When you’re shopping for LED bulbs for your exhaust hood, you do want to choose UL listed LED bulbs. You’re looking for bulbs that are rated up to 185 degrees. These are made for high temperature environments and will work perfectly in most kitchens.
Easy ways to promote both safety and performance in the kitchen
There are already plenty of ways to end up with broken glass in a commercial kitchen – you don’t need lightbulbs to add another. That’s why you’ll want to look for lamp housings made from tempered glass. This adds another layer of safety because even if they break, the globe won’t break and you won’t have shards of glass in the kitchen.
Another option is coated light housing that can help diffuse heat and help prevent the globe from getting those brown heat stains you’ve likely seen. Look for accessories that are greaseproof and waterproof to ensure they work in all the conditions you need them to.
Do you have questions about the right lighting additions for your exhaust hood? Hoodmart is here to answer them all! Contact us today and let us help you find exactly what you need.