The criteria for choosing an extractor hood are numerous: power, air exhaust system, aesthetics, and lighting system. Focus on the lighting system of an extractor hood, and its features.
The lighting system: what for?
An extractor hood is generally equipped with an air intake system, an air exhaust system and a lighting system. The reason?
The lighting system of the extractor hood, consisting of lamps, allows highlight manually the cooking zones. Contrary to what one might think, this lighting system is not just an accessory. It is useful, even essential, depending on the brightness of your room.
The elements to take into account to choose your hood
When buying your extractor hood, it is important to be aware of the elements that make up your lighting system, especially if your kitchen does not have sufficient brightness for the preparation of your dishes.
These elements are
- Lamps: the lighting system of a suction hood consists of one or more incandescent bulbs, neon lights or LEDs, depending on the model.
Incandescent bulbs are the most common. They are powerful and offer good brightness. However, they also consume a lot of energy.
Neon lights, or halogen spotlights, offer a light that is just as powerful but more natural.
LEDS bulbs consume less energy, which reduces the overall energy consumption of the extractor hood. These LEDs also offer adjustable brightness for better light management in your kitchen.
- The power of lamps of the lighting system is what defines the energy consumption of the hood. Generally, the lighting system offers a power ranging between 20 Watts and 80 Watts.
- Their positioning: Depending on the model of extractor hood, the lamps can be placed at the front, at the back, on the sides or just below, by a system of luster, of your hood. The positioning of this lighting system is an element to take into consideration because it defines the good brightness, or not, of the hood.