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Old 09-21-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Question LED lites and Television

Put led lites in our old trailer,[heartland], and also in our new trailer; [see below]. The same thing happened. While watching channel 9 on antenna, with lites off we get a good signal. Turn on the lite with the leds and we loose channel 9. Turn off the lite and we regain channnel 9. While the lites are on and channnel is off we turn the antenna for maybe a better signal but still channel will not come in. Change out to the regular lites that came with the trailer and we get a good channel 9. Only seems to affect channel 9, no problems with any other channnel. With the heartland if we were hooked up to cable then there is no problem, channel 9 comes in great. Not only did that do it in Arizona but also in Carlsbad,NM, I have fixture for 2 lites and replacing 1 led with a regular bulb then leaving 1 led lite the same thing happens. loose channnel 9. Anybody have any suggestions. Thanx in advance Ernie
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That is a strange one. Perhaps some of our more tech savvy members can help. I`m clueless.........
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Many, if not most, of the cheaper LEDs pump out a large amount of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) which can be enough to drown out a radio or TV signal. Try a different brand to see if it won't jam your signal. Generally, the more expensive LEDs are less likely to generate RFI.
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Many, if not most, of the cheaper LEDs pump out a large amount of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) which can be enough to drown out a radio or TV signal. Try a different brand to see if it won't jam your signal. Generally, the more expensive LEDs are less likely to generate RFI.
See, I knew one of our tech savvy members would know! I didn`t know that, but then again I`m fairly new to LED lighting. Still have the old style in the trailer. I did have a set of LED`S on a boat trailer and they did not last 2 yrs. The problem is on those lights it is a sealed unit and you have to replace it not just the bulbs. So I went back to the old style lights and bulbs on the boat trailer, I can always change out a bulb on them without spending 70 bucks for 2 new lights. But I know the advantages in a RV are less power use and less heat.
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If you could be a wee bit more specific about what your question is, I'll take a stab at it if I know the answer.
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See, I knew one of our tech savvy members would know! I didn`t know that, but then again I`m fairly new to LED lighting. Still have the old style in the trailer. I did have a set of LED`S on a boat trailer and they did not last 2 yrs. The problem is on those lights it is a sealed unit and you have to replace it not just the bulbs. So I went back to the old style lights and bulbs on the boat trailer, I can always change out a bulb on them without spending 70 bucks for 2 new lights. But I know the advantages in a RV are less power use and less heat.
Not all LEDs are built the same. Among other things, voltage is what determines the brightness, color, and life of an LED. Each LED package has several LEDS burning together. The quality of those individual LEDs will vary from brand to brand. Generally, the more expensive packages have the best LEDs but one can't always count on that.

Also, all LEDs have an electronic package that regulates the voltage. Again, the quality of those electronics varies from brand to brand. The degree of regulation may be pretty tight or may be really sloppy. The poorer quality electronics may also emit unacceptable levels of RFI. The quality of the electronics also determine the life of the overall package.

LED packages (generally referred to as just LEDs) have a range of advertised life which can go from 10,000 hours to as high as 60,000 (possibly more). Some vendors (such as Camping World) do not state expected life and sometimes offer a timed guarantee (CWs is two years). Again, the higher priced LEDs tend to have the longest life but, again, one cannot always count on that.

Crabman, what brand of LED were you using?
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"Crabman, what brand of LED were you using?"
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I truly have no idea. They were the tail lights on an EZ Loader boat trailer. Supposedly sealed and submersible, but I`m betting salt water got to them. I took them to the dealer and he said sorry, nothing can be done with them so toss `em.
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Lady Fitz, makes sence on what you are saying. I think I paid $16.00 each or close to that price. To me that is not cheap. Thanx Ernie
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My post was a response to Parcany question meaning I had no idea
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