Lighting for Commercial Canopy Hoods

To improve your work efficiency and protect your kitchen staff from any form of risk, you must ensure that your canopy hood is correctly lit.

Different types of Canopy Hood Lights

1. Incandescent Lighting

These bulbs have a warmer quality of light that can help create a warmer quality of light in a kitchen. In some instances, staff can experience headaches under fluorescent lighting. If your chefs are suffering from headaches or feel strained under more stark light, incandescent bulbs can solve this problem and increase productivity.

Incandescent canopy fixtures are easy to mount onto existing structures and have a lower start up cost than other options.

Easy Mount Incandescent Canopy Lighting Fixture

Easy Mount Incandescent Canopy Lighting Fixture

Part No. L501004

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Easy Mount Incandescent Canopy Lighting Fixture - With Wire Guard

Easy Mount Incandescent Canopy Lighting Fixture - With Wire Guard

Part No. L501024

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2. Fluorescent Canopy Hood Lighting

Compared to incandescent bulbs, fluorescent bulbs have a longer lifecycle of not less than 35 times longer than that of incandescent bulbs. Though initially, they may cost a little more, fluorescent lamps will not only save you time but also money by minimizing the multiple times your bulb needs to be changed. With fluorescent lighting, your kitchen will be cool, unlike with incandescent lighting, which can filter some light into the area surrounding the bulbs making the kitchen environment uncomfortable and expensive to cool. Fluorescent canopy hood lights can give your staff comfort and also reduce your monthly bills.

Fluorescent Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 667mm

Fluorescent Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 667mm

Part No. L821020/WT

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Fluorescent Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 972mm

Fluorescent Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 972mm

Part No. L821030/WT

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Fluorescent Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 1276mm

Fluorescent Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 1276mm

Part No. L821040/WT

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3. Recessed Hood Lighting

Recessed lighting opens up the part under the hood enlarging the light in your kitchen. Being recessed these light fittings also attract less grease and particles making them easy to wipe clean after service. They are typically LED which also gives of less heat then traditional fittings.

Recessed Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 340mm x 340mm

Recessed Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 340mm x 340mm

Part No. L871004

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Canopy Hood Lighting Conciderations

Changing from Incandescent Hood lights to LED Bulbs

LED bulbs can not only reduce the energy use by almost a half but also, they can last much longer compared to incandescent bulbs. Studies show that LED bulbs can reduce energy consumption with a higher percentage, and also, they are known to have a long life. Next, they produce less heat which is of great importance to a busy commercial kitchen; for starters, you will save dramatically on power charges. Unlike CFL bulbs, LEDs have no disposal issue— CFL contains mercury which is not easy to dispose. If you decide to go the LEDs way for your hood lighting, make sure that the LED bulbs are listed with UL. Last but not least, LED bulbs are striking bright and such kind of brightness will help in maintaining a safe environment in a busy kitchen. Remember, added visibility is added safety.

LED Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 972mm

LED Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 972mm

Part No. L821030/LED

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LED Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 1276mm

LED Canopy Hood Light Fixture - 260mm x 1276mm

Part No. L821040/LED

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Choose Tempered Coated Globes

To protect your kitchen light fixtures from the likes of grease, heat, and moisture, you need to use a tempered coated globe. Tempered globes are far close to four times stronger than ordinary glass. Instead of breaking to spiky shards like their counterparts, tempered glass will instead crack into small safe pieces.

Include Task Lighting

Having general lighting in a commercial kitchen is as important but lighting for precise tasks is very crucial. Task lighting focuses on prep areas through out the commercial kitchen. Usually, kitchen tasks either need lighter or light directed on one area. Other places in the kitchen might need something different, and that calls for different light designs so that every work performed can have not only enough but the proper lighting.

Low Heat Lights

Due to the cooking that takes place in the kitchen, this is an already warm environment and so adding unnecessary heat is the last thing you would ever wish. Don’t forget that the additional heat produced and the one lost means wasting money and for this case a lot of money as well as energy. When changing electricity into light, traditional fittings produce some heat – which is a great deal, but on the other hand, there are much better technologies that produce less heat – but at the same time produce enough light.

To add on to the LED technology, here are some good reasons why you should choose LED over the traditional lightings.

  1. Most of the LED lights have the flexibility of being dimmed. That means you can regulate the light project to suit the amount of light needed for a specific task.
  2. Higher performance and design: LED lights are maneuvering, which allows more specific placement with the produced light, making it possible to highpoint specific areas of a kitchen.
  3. Minimum operating costs: Changing from traditional incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs can make a great impact on your electrical usage.
  4. Exceptional temperature performance: LED lights are the best for use inside freezers because of their resistant nature to damage in either cold or hot environments.
  5. Little maintenance costs: The best quality of LED lights compared to traditional lights, can last up to ten or twenty times longer.
  6. Bulb durability: Durable LED light bulbs, does save you not only money but also the replacement time.

Correct lighting reduces the risks of the working conditions of any commercial kitchen. Staff who have clear lighting in their working areas are unlikely to cause accidents.

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