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Old 11-29-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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TV interference

While we watch our TV using the antenna, we get great reception... until we turn on any overhead light. Then, the TV goes blank and says 'no signal'. When the light is turned off, the reception once again is clear. The same is true with both our TVs.
Has anyone else experienced something like this? I feel there's a short somewhere.


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Old 11-29-2014, 10:50 PM   #2
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Sounds like it most likely is RF (radio frequency) interference from the LED lights. But it also could be a power problem. Is this a new trailer?
Many people have had this problem.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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It is a 2013 V-Lite, we've had for a year.


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Old 11-29-2014, 11:40 PM   #4
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We have a 2013 Windjammer with the same issue. It is the light fixture creating RF interference with the TV signal. Some people have changed the fixture to a better model and solved the problem. For us we just don't use the offending lights when watching the TVs.
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:03 PM   #5
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Had the same problem in new Sunseeker 3170 DS. What new led fixed the problem?Thanks. Yorkranchgalnguy
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:48 PM   #6
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While we watch our TV using the antenna, we get great reception... until we turn on any overhead light. Then, the TV goes blank and says 'no signal'. When the light is turned off, the reception once again is clear. The same is true with both our TVs.
Has anyone else experienced something like this? I feel there's a short somewhere.


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I had the same problem with my 2014 Sanibel 3501. My new RV had ALL LED lights installed and they emit RFI interference that interferes with the TV signal. After working with my dealer and Primetime Manufacturing, the Forest River Company that builds the Sanibel line of RV's, we replaced 2 LED lights in the closet to determine if this was indeed the cause. Old LED lights, no TV. New LED lights, NO PROBLEM. Primetime then sent replacements for the remaining ceiling lights.
The other LED lights such as the reading lights above the bed, did NOT cause the problem. The BAD lights had 24 LEDs spread across a 4" disc. The new LED Lights that work are Dream Light lights.
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:53 PM   #7
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We even replaced the TV with one from home, same problem. The severity of the problem depends upon the strength og the TV signal. We keep our RV at the same sight in a campground for many years. While the TV signal has never been great, we have never had a problem until we bought or new RV with the LED ceiling lights. As I sais earlier, the other LED lights in the RV did NOT cause a problem, JUST the ceiling lights. I want to give KUDOs to my dealer and Primetime for working with me on this to a conclusion. They both were great.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:19 PM   #8
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Many if the cheap Chinese LED light modules use cheap very RF noisy components and will make watching TV or listening to the radio impossible. If you decide to upgrade lights, I recommend you purchase one module and try it. If it works, order more.
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Thanks for the tips. Since my RV is 2013, I'll probably have to pay out-of-hand. But at least y'all pointed me in the right direction.


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The modules for the lights are specific for each LED Panels, the newer ones are different LED panels and current types. Have your dealer contact FR for replacements, they are known to be bad. The Square Ceiling lights are are the culprit. The in ceiling lights are ok as ell the pin spots. If the lights are round ends and smaller they are fine. I had all the square ones replace at Goshen and no more interference.
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Realize this thread started last month and your issue has been identified, just wanting to share that our ROO 233S does the same thing with the bathroom LED light......Light on = NO SIGNAL, light off = GOOD SIGNAL :-(
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:20 PM   #12
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A new light "bulb" will most probably fix this problem
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The modules for the lights are specific for each LED Panels, the newer ones are different LED panels and current types. Have your dealer contact FR for replacements, they are known to be bad. The Square Ceiling lights are are the culprit. The in ceiling lights are ok as ell the pin spots. If the lights are round ends and smaller they are fine. I had all the square ones replace at Goshen and no more interference.
Can you post a picture of the replacements?
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Thank you for this information. I contacted my FR dealer and provided them with the posting from this thread. I was contacted today informing me "yes" and they have the replacement light in stock and put my name on it.
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Great news. Glad I could help.
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