Fluorescent - cool, white and dimmable

New generation fluorescent lighting provides outstanding illumination of the cooking area and generates very little heat. And Robinhood fluorescent light has a special benefit - it’s dimmable! You can select a level of light that works for you, then dim it further for mood lighting when you’ve finished cooking. Don’t feel bad about leaving the lights on, even all night, because they’re very cost effective to run. The u-shaped bulbs are easy to replace and can be purchased from any good lighting store.

Halogen - bright, white and focused

Halogen light is bright, white and focused - very good for reading the fine print on ingredient packages! This lighting style is slightly more energy efficient than standard incandescent light, but not as energy efficient as fluorescent light. The bulbs get quite hot, because they generate heat as well as light. Most rangehood models with halogen lighting have two bulbs, but some have four. Replacement bulbs can be purchased from any good lighting store.

Incandescent - soft and golden

Incandescent light is generated by what you probably call a ‘normal light bulb’. It has a softer, more golden light. The bulbs get quite hot, because they generate heat as well as light. While incandescent is the least energy-efficient type of light, the bulbs are relatively cheap. You’ll find this type of lighting at the lower end of our range. Replacement bulbs can be purchased from any good lighting store.

LED - more energy efficient and much longer lasting

LED (light emitting diode) lights are very energy efficient. They generate hardly any heat, which means that nearly all the energy they consume is turned into light. They also last a long time - up to 50,000 hours (that's about 50 times longer than your average incandescent bulb). The bright white glow of LED lights is shining an eco-friendly path to the future.

See what you're doing

Air extraction is the primary reason to get a rangehood, but lighting comes a close second. Being able to see what you're doing is important. Is it simmering? Are those onions brown enough yet? Do I need to flip that steak? With effective lighting, it's easier to see what happens next.

Which type of light?

Our rangehood line-up includes four types of lighting: LED, fluorescent, halogen and incandescent. All are effective, but each type of light has different qualities, colour, light intensity and bulb lifespan. Fluorescent, halogen and incandescent bulbs are available from any good lighting store. LED bulbs are available from Robinhood.