That sound you don’t hear is Zephyr’s new Next Generation Europa line of range hoods.
The reason you hear hardly a thing isn’t because the hood is so loud it drowns out your smoke alarm when you set the bacon on fire (come on, it’s happened to all of us, right?). No, it’s because these range hoods are equipped with Zephyr’s DCBL™ Suppression technology.
What’s that you ask? Well, let’s take a look under the hood, shall we?
By utilizing an on-board computer, and a DC, brushless motor (the industries first), Zephyr is able to generate precise wattage and more torque at lower RPMs. This allows for both greater air movement, and a significantly quieter operation. At its lowest setting – which is plenty strong enough for standard cooking needs – you might just forget it is even on!
Zephyr has another trick up their sleeve, which manages to make this hood as energy efficient as it is quiet. If you look at the photo above, you will see four lights shining down from the canopy. Those are ultra low energy Bloom™ LEDs, which are standard with the Next Generation Europa line. Cool to the touch, but warm to the eye, these LEDs provide an evenly distributed light to the cook top below, without adding heat to the kitchen. Best of all, they are also dimmable!
Of course, speaking of LEDs, check out what the Verona range hood can do… (cue theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
Yep, it has an LED lighted edge that shifts from color to color while you cook. Dang!
Whether you like it or not, the range hood you select will have a significant impact on the overall look of your kitchen. Isn’t it nice that you can now have an environmentally friendly option that is also friendly to your ears AND your eyes?
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Full disclosure – Although I was not paid for this post (I never am), I was invited to participate in a two day Discover Zephyr event in San Francisco, which is where I learned a lot I didn’t know about how these hoods work, and also where I found out just how quiet they can be!