[RFI] Utilitech LED Recessed Lighting

Kenny Silverman kenny.k2kw at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 13:55:54 EST 2020

Hi Jim et al.

I think what I need to do is find 12v low voltage low profile can lighting which goes to a common supply, and I provide the common supply. Any known examples?

While converting the shed they only have about 3-4” of depth for the housing. 

Regards , Kenny

> On Nov 30, 2020, at 1:30 PM, Jim Brown <jim at audiosystemsgroup.com> wrote:
> On 11/30/2020 9:21 AM, Kenny Silverman wrote:
>> Unfortunately all my radio equipment is in storage so I can’t do any testing.
> Gary, NA6O, is a great engineer, and has done extensive work on this. I would heed his advice. I will add this: beg, borrow, or steal a battery operated radio that can tune to the frequencies where you want to operate and listen as you move it around the wiring for those lights. What you hear there you will likely hear in your radio.
> There are other alternatives. My shack is lit by LED strips from the vendor below, running off the 12VDC system that powers radio accessories. That system float-charges a 12V SLA battery.
> https://www.wiredco.com/LED-Strip-Light-12-Volts-SMT-Warm-White-20-p/ledbar3.htm
> W6GJB lit his contesting trailer with these lights.
> https://www.wiredco.com/SMD-Flex-LED-White-Light-Strip-16-4ft-5-meters-p/flexibleledcoolwhite.htm
> The same vendor also sells inline switches. Do NOT use his power supplies. Instead, use a linear 12V supply, either a vintage wall wart or one you buy from an industrial electronic vendor.
> The lighting I need for radio operation in my shack draws about 1.5A at 12V. It's a lot less than I would want for a workshop, but just fine to do radio. To get brighter, all you need is more fixtures and a larger 12VDC supply.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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