[RFI] CFLs and LEDs

Adam Koczarski ka7ark at ka7ark.com
Mon Feb 2 16:35:15 EST 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfi-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On
> Behalf Of Andy
> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 11:04 AM
> To: rfi at contesting.com
> Cc: tvi-rfi-emi at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: Re: [RFI] CFLs and LEDs
> The reason is that the X10 devices send a small trickle current through
> the
> load (for continuity sensing), and this may shorten the life of the
> CFL.

The application I was using it for was my porch lights. I don't think X10
based switch replacements use that sensing system, just the wall plug
modules and maybe some of the replacement wall plugs. That way you can still
operate a lamp manually. But, I usually disable that feature by cutting a
trace on the circuit board in the modules. I've had them randomly turn on at
times so I don't care for that feature. I wouldn't see them building that
feature into a replacement wall switch.

Adam - ka7ark

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