Halogen Bulbs Out, LED Bulbs In
I've mentioned before about how the Oakley Home 2.0 project features LED lighting throughout the interior and exterior of the house. However, one location where I didn't realize LED was an option was for the Range Hood lighting that Bosch specifies as a specialty GU10 halogen bulb. The problem with Halogen bulbs is that they use a lot of energy while generating a tremendous amount of heat (and I'd rather let the gas range cook the food instead of the range hood light). That said, I was thrilled to discover walking through Home Depot on Saturday that lighting manufacturers recently started making an LED GU10 halogen replacement bulb, which generates virtually no heat and uses about 10% of the energy that the halogen bulbs do. Below is an image of the new LED range hood lighting that I installed earlier today.