[RFI] Can Fluorescent bulbs cause RFI problems?

Mike Martin mike at rfiservices.com
Mon Sep 26 14:07:41 EDT 2005

Hi Scott and all,
Medium base fluorescent lights have come a long way over the past 15 years.
However beware. They may or may not cause you RI problems when new but may
after aged. RFI is the lesser of the evils. The can activate remote control
devices such as ceiling fans, garage doors, TVs, lights and the list goes
I've traveled from one end of the country to the other solving RI problems
for power companies and now occasionally still find them to be the cause.
This is an improvement from the past. There was a time when I was locating
5-6 per day to be the cause of power company complaints.
The last time I checked, they were stating FCC compliance. On the inside
flap of the box it reads "May cause Radio Frequency Interference". That's
today's method of compliance.
Michael C Martin
RFI Services
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Tracey's Landing, MD 20779
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