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Customer hates he cant tune in his radio in his garage since we installed new fixtures(he supplied) any ideas how to clear it up? Tried diff phase and same phase, Moved antennae.

Ive never had anyone ask before so im all ears!
 

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Shut the fixtures off and the radio will be fine. Problem solved.






BTW, I hope you get a helpful answer so I could start listing to the radio in my own garage with the lights on.
 

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Go to Radio Shack and get an RF choke and try it...they are cheap. I had a sump pump causing interference on a flat screen once and that did the trick. The sump wasn't even on the same circuit, just close enough proximity to cause an issue.
 

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Customer hates he cant tune in his radio in his garage since we installed new fixtures(he supplied) any ideas how to clear it up? Tried diff phase and same phase, Moved antennae.

Ive never had anyone ask before so im all ears!
Is it direct radiation from the fixtures ?

if so sheild ballasts.


Or is it radiated from the cables ?

A rf choke on cables.
 

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I have the same problem in my house from the 10 LED lamps that I replaced the R20s with in the kitchen. I removed the electronic dimmer and installed a single pole switch. Same problem.:mad::001_huh::jester:
 

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Never run into this. In a grounded metal enclosed fixtures would it actually be the lamps themselves acting like transmitters because they're being driven at 1.21GHz?

Dewalt battery chargers will do the same thing I am not sure what is the cause.
 

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who listens to the friggin radio ? stop listening to the radio, problem solved.

get internet. listen to internet radio.

get a blue tooth dongle from radio shack, hook that up to your stereo and play the tunes from your phone or laptop.

the only radio you should have in your house (besides your digital scanner, vhf 2 way, and /or ham) is maybe the stereo next to the pool table (which should never be kept in the garage, unless it's got environmental controls)
 

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Just because you can receive a radio station doesn't mean its a good signal !
The fact that its easily swamped suggests the opposite.
Its called poor signal to noise ratio.
If this is the case then its not so easy to fix !
 
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