[RFI] LED Under Cabinet Kitchen Lights YES or NO
Pete Smith N4ZR
n4zr at contesting.com
Fri Jul 26 07:39:59 EDT 2013
I think you can assume that anything that uses active circuitry to
convert the line voltage down to the level required by the LED lights
has the potential to cause RFI. You might look into whether any of the
LED manufacturers offer a linear (transformer) power supply option, as
some halogen manufacturers used to.
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 7/26/2013 6:04 AM, Mike Ryan wrote:
> I have a big project coming up here, re-doing the kitchen. Currently
> using some halogen light under cabinet lights right now. They do get
> warm/hot but they are bright. A lot of the LED stuff I see in IKEA,
> Home Desperate, and Lowes does not appear to be near as bright. But
> the bigger worry is bringing in something into the house with the
> potential to provide RFI grief. I did some reading on line where one
> guy indicated that the power supply (he assumed) to his under cabinet
> lights was destroying his AM radio. That's the last thing we need.
> Has anyone suffered any ill effects like this from LED kitchen
> lighting? - Mike
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