Replace Appliance Light Bulbs With LED’s

Just about any appliance you have today, can benefit with upgrading the appliance light bulbs with LEDs. Upgrading the lighting in your microwave to LED lights can be a simple and cost-effective way to improve the functionality and appearance of your kitchen appliance. LED lights are more energy efficient, longer lasting, and cooler to the touch than traditional incandescent bulbs, making them a great choice for use in your microwave.

When we bought our house, it had a convection microwave oven. If you don’t know, a convection microwave oven is a type of microwave oven that combines the functionality of a traditional microwave with the convection cooking capabilities of a conventional oven. Convection cooking involves circulating hot air around the food, allowing it to cook more evenly and quickly than with traditional microwaves.

Convection microwave ovens typically have a heating element and a fan that work together to circulate the hot air, which helps to cook the food more evenly and reduces the need for turning or rotating the food. They also often have a built-in broiler element, which allows them to be used for grilling and browning food.

Convection microwave ovens are versatile appliances that can be used to cook, bake, broil, and roast a wide variety of foods. They are particularly useful for dishes that require a crispy or browned exterior, such as roast chicken or baked goods. They can also be used to reheat or defrost food, just like a traditional microwave.
This is why I want the LED bulb – the heat makes the exhaust fan turn on. Even when not needed.
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So with this type of oven, it comes with all kinds of sensors to turn on the exhaust fan automatically. Sounds cool right? well the problem comes in when you use the lights (halogen lights under the microwave to light up the top of the stove). Those bulbs would get so hot, that the fan would come on. Really annoying when cooking due to the sound, but also because you don’t want to pump out the heat out of the kitchen in the winter! Come on people, don’t you know we live in a 1959 home that is not the most energy efficient?

To upgrade your microwave lighting to LED lights, you will need to purchase a set of LED bulbs that are compatible with your microwave. You can find these at a hardware store or online. It is important to select bulbs that are specifically designed for use in microwaves, as other types of bulbs may not be safe or may not fit properly.

Find Your Appliance Light Bulb Type

Microwave Bulb Replacement

My Microwave has this standard bulb that is a 20w halogen

Part number #: PS951718

Manufacturer #: WB01X10239

You can look up your own part number by going to this website: https://www.partselect.com, Note that you will need to get the specific model number that can be found on a similar sticker on a door or the back of the appliance.

You may need to cross reference to find the bulb type: for example my bulb is: Specifications: G4 Base 12V 20W – search for G4

Once you have your LED bulbs, the process of upgrading the lighting in your microwave is relatively straightforward. First, locate the bulb or bulbs that you need to replace. These are usually located in the ceiling or behind the microwave door. Next, carefully remove the old bulb by unscrewing it or pulling it out of its socket. Be sure to handle the old bulb with care, as it may still be hot.

Once the old bulb has been removed, insert the new LED bulb into the socket and screw it in place. If your microwave has multiple bulbs, repeat this process for each one. Once all of the bulbs have been replaced, close the microwave door and turn on the microwave to test the new lighting.

If the new LED lights are working properly, you can enjoy the benefits of energy-efficient, long-lasting lighting in your microwave. If you encounter any issues or difficulties during the upgrade process, you may want to consult the manufacturer’s instructions or a professional appliance repair technician for assistance.

Overall, upgrading your microwave lighting to LED lights is a simple and cost-effective way to improve the functionality and appearance of your kitchen appliance. Not only will you save energy and money on replacement bulbs, but you will also have brighter and more consistent lighting in your microwave, making it easier to see and use. So, it is a good idea to upgrade your microwave lighting to LED lights.

Key Takeaways For Finding Appliance Replacement Bulbs

  1. Make sure to find your appliance model number and search with Partselect.com (find the bulb type like G4)
  2. Search on Amazon for the bulb type and LED
  3. Make sure to select the bulb color. Warm to be similar to an incandescent more cool to like “modern” sharper (and harsher) blue led tint.

I hope this small article can help someone – it was nice to do this upgrade and eliminate the fan coming on all the time.

until Next Time!