[RFI] LED lights to avoid

Bob Turner n2scj-lists at outlook.com
Sun Jan 28 18:39:34 EST 2018

I see its listed as "Commercial Electric".  That should be a tip off.  Commercial lights are allowed to be noisier than one designed for home use.   Sorry, can't quote the regulation, but it's been discussed here before.  Perhaps someone will jump in with those details.

7 3  Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: RFI [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of N5KM - Kris
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:58 PM
To: rfi at contesting.com
Subject: [RFI] LED lights to avoid

A ham friend did some kitchen remodeling recently. The contractor used LED ceiling lights from Home Depot that turned out to be pretty noisy.
he didn't get a screen grab but he described the noiseas broadband. Below are his comments and solution.

Kris N5KM

--Comments --

This is the Home Depot LED light I mentioned at lunch today that was so noisy.



They looked nice but looks were very deceiving.  I think it is a good idea to avoid

the Home Depot Commercial Electric brand of lighting.  We replaced them with

GE flood lights and a snap in trim piece.

I also put GE LED light bulbs in the bedroom ceiling fans and they are quiet.

I have several of the Sylvania candelabra base lights in decorative chandeliers

and they too are quiet.

Best approach to changing over to LEDs is buy one and test it before you buy for the entire project.
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