Do these look like LED lights from the ground? I can be on the lookout for them
here, too. If we ever start seeing noisy LED streetlights, we are in BIG
From: RFI [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of David Cole
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] LED lighting
As I said, (and told the City folks), not scientific, had we had more time I
would have been able to do a proper test, but the lights are already up and
running... I will do a few more drive by events as time allows, and bring
higher and higher frequency gear.
We came into this late. This was just a sweep to be sure something was not
horribly wrong, not a definitive test, and it was presented as such to the city.
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On Mon, 2015-07-27 at 13:06 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> What about VHF, UHF, SHF?
> No potential for weak signal GPS or WiFi interference?
> > I discovered that the City here is going to be switching to LED
> > streetlights soon, and ended up in contact with the City Engineer...
> > The long and short of it is that the city had not even thought about
> > Part 15/18 compliance, but when they looked, the lights were
> > compliant as per the data sheet on them.
> > He and agreed to have us look over the test run they have in place
> > looking for RFI... He gave us the addresses and we we did-- all of
> > them were dead quiet on 80-10 Meters, regarding broadband noise, in
> > a drive around test...
> > We did a prelight drive around, mapping all the poles by number and
> > taking RF background readings, on 80-10, then waited for them to
> > light, and did it again... Not one light made any detectable RFI,
> > at street level. Not scientific, and I told him that, but at least
> > the city is being really good about RFI, and it is now on their radar.
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