If you try a dimmer, stay from Lightolier. They had the style I wanted (looks
like a regular switch, but the toggle motion actually dims). I couldn't stand
it. It was especially bad on the BC band. I also had a difficult time returning
it. But the real kicker was that the box it came in said something like
"Suppresses RF interference". Nothing could have been further from the truth!
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and light to my path."
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Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] Kitchen remodeling appliances
Thanks Dale. I might try a dimmer and, since it's my kitchen, change it
out for a switch if it's RF noisy :-)
My understanding is that the usual under-cabinet lighting is low
voltage. Wonder if the power supplies make noise into the RF spectrum?
Is there any point in talking with the dealer about RFI from the General
Electric appliances? Or asking for assurance in writing that there won't
be a problem? I doubt that the people there would have any clue about
On 3/16/2011 9:14 PM, dalej wrote:
> My next door neighbor remodeled their kitchen a couple years ago which
> included a dimmer for light fixtures. It is a terrible noise producer which
> I have to live with on all bands, but mostly 40 meters which after they turn
> on their lights in the morning pretty well shuts down my DX operation on 40,
> until they leave for work and school. Weekends it's no weak signal DX here.
> Beware when choosing light dimmers.
> Dale, k9vuj
> On 16, Mar 2011, at 19:36, Steve wrote:
>> I'm working my way toward remodeling my kitchen, a project which
>> includes new appliances. The proposal I'm leaning toward has General
>> Electric refrigerator, range, over-the-hood microwave and dishwasher.
>> And a KitchenAid disposal. And under-cabinet lighting, I'd like to have
>> LED but that isn't firm.
>> Anyone know of anything to beware of? I have the appliance model numbers
>> if that's of interest.
>> Steve K8JQ
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