On 8/1/2014 3:40 AM, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
Jim, for whatever it may be worth, we have 8 2-bulb Kichler Xenon
under cabinet fixtures in our kitchen, which is directly below my
shack. I have never noticed any noise from these on HF. We did have
them all fail, one after another, over a period of years, apparently
because the switching power supplies went south, but Kichler replaced
them without a flicker, so they must have known there was a design issue.
That's good news.
Looking at Kichler's current offerings, they seem to offer both units
with built-in switching supplies and units designed to be powered from
a central 12V supply. Wouldn't it be feasible to stash one large 12V
filament transformer in the back of a cabinet and wire the lights from
Certainly. Even a quiet 12V switcher, like some sold for use with our
ham gear. We must, of course, pay attention to local building codes with
respect to installation methods and safety approvals of equipment.
73, Jim K9YC
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