Here is one offer you can make that may sweeten the pot. Offer to buy him
replacement bulbs. If you tell me the size and type, I will buy 6 of them at
Home Depot, test them for noise and if they are quiet, I will send them to you,
as long as I can get the make and model of the noisy lights and we can get the
bulbs here for testing.
From: RFI [email@example.com] on behalf of Phil Snyder
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [RFI] LED lighting
Yes I have been trying to document on and off times for noise/light
activity so I have something to report to him. He is an industrial
electrician by day so I think he will understand the problem. Will he
care? That I don't know but time will tell. Thanks
On 7/27/2015 3:50 PM, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 07/26/2015 10:50 AM, Phil Snyder wrote:
>> Well after a 4 year period the local electric company found the
>> offending lightning arrester and voila no more noise! Unfortunately, the
>> neighbor behind me just remodeled the outside of their house and in the
>> process added about 6 LED lighting fixtures in the soffit across the
>> front and after a few days of watching and listening it appears that
>> they are causing way more RFI then the faulty arrester ever did.
>> I am hoping to learn a little more here before approaching them to make
>> sure all my facts are straight. I am assuming that there is a switching
>> power supply running the lights and that the power is cut to the supply
>> when they are not on since the noise is gone when they are off.
> It is very possible each LED has its own power supply inside,
> and one of them is faulty.
> "Hey, I noticed when you switch those LEDs on, I get a bunch
> of noise on the radio. I am worried one of your bulbs may bee
> defective, and could pose a fire hazard. Mind if we take a look
> at them to see if one of them is bad?"
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