If those LED were to be installed in my area, I would sure
want firm assurance that the lighting system will be
free of RFI.
I'm sure there are other on this reflector that will want to
expound on this subject also. Here's my "Barbershop advice" :D)
I would *suggest* a registered letter be sent to whoever is
in charge and address your (and other local hams!) concerns
regarding the possible RFI. Do get their reply in writing even if
some calls you on the phone and basically says "not to worry"!
CC the newpaper and even the local radio & TV stations.
The recent posting of the RFI letter by a member of the
Valley Radio Club (Eugene, OR) may be an informative
attachment to your letter.
So, NOW is the time to act before contracts are signed,
orders placed, etc!!
On Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:15:08 -0700 "Kenneth G. Gordon"
> So....I read in this morning's local rag that Pullman, Washington, 7
> west of here, is part of a pilot program to have 150 of its street
> replaced with a "new prototype LED" unit, and is one of a few such
> cities in
> Washington state in which this is going to be done.
> On the basis of a photo in the local rag, the number 59 is
> displayed on the light.
> The "local" power company, Avista Corp, is footing much of the bill,
> although the state of Washington is apparently also going to be
> Supposedly, these new lights use 45% of the energy of the old
> lamps, last 15 years, or three times as long, and output a whiter,
> Might anyone here know whether or not these things have been tested
> RFI output, and what was the result?
> Suspicious minds need to know...and pretty soon too...
> Perhaps I should have said, "EXTREMELY suspicious minds..." :-(
> We, here in Moscow, Idaho, are still fighting the 10 to 20DB over
> S-9 noise
> level I mentioned a few months ago. Not much progress yet.
> Ken W7EKB
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