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Corvette1997
LED Light Interference

I have replaced the fluorescent lights in my shop with 8' LEDs. They are much brighter but when I turn them on the screen on the TV freezes and I lose reception on the radio. Can someone help??

Bret
Re: LED Light Interference

I think you need to call an electrician.

Bret
Re: LED Light Interference

Six months before when my brother had opened his LED shop he was also dealing with the same issue, then they had immediately called up his local electricians in Downingtown PA area, where they had reduced the brightness of the LED and with a one-year labor guarantee on installations. Till now their lighting is working properly.

Todd82TA
Re: LED Light Interference

Soo... I'm not sure I can answer exactly how this works; however, LED lights give off an emanation which, in addition to visible light, also affect the RF portion of the magnetic spectrum. Essentially, the LED lights are interfering with the reception that you would otherwise be receiving from your radio and / TV.

How is the TV receiving it's signals, is it through a 2.4GHz PAN... IE: ATT Uverse, Verizon FIOS, BrightStar, etc? (Do you have a little Cisco box, and you have a cordless connection), or are you getting OTA HD / Over The Air High Definition?

Best thing you can do is move your antennaes external, outside of the house, if you are receiving OTA signals, otherwise... connect your TV directly into the cable box (don't use PAN).

They can also cause interference when they are plugged into the same circuit. Your options here are to make sure that the lights are not on the same breaker as the outlets that your TV/radio are plugged into, or... you can get a line conditioner.

Shoot, I just realized this was 5 months ago. Well... interested to see how this worked out for you?

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