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Old 02-16-2019, 09:06 AM   #1
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Kitchen lights make TV antenna go out

I have a 2015 FR3 30DS. I just returned home from a camping trip and while on this trip the weirdest thing happened. When we were watching TV using only our antenna if we turned on the main over head lights in kitchen/dining area, the TV would start acting up as if we were in bad weather. As soon as we turned the lights off again, the TV would instantly clear up. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:10 AM   #2
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One question....are these LED lights ?
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:13 AM   #3
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Assuming the fixtures are LED. This is a somewhat common problem. Most LED fixtures use LED modules that contain RF driver components as well as LED chips. Many of the low cost ones use inferior grade components that produce RF interference that can effect the TV and FM signals. You can replace them with incandescent fixtures or good quality LED fixtures.
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:15 AM   #4
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replace that LED light housing with a better quality unit that does NOT give RF (radio frequency) interference...

this is a good place to look for a quality replacement...

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Old 02-16-2019, 09:22 AM   #5
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If we have fringe TV reception just about every LED ceiling fixture in my rig will cause the TV to glitch.
Strong antenna or cable TV no problem.

We put up with it because I don't want to replace 7 ceiling fixtures with no real guarantee they won't cause a problem.

Good luck! Try dining and TV watching by candle light!!
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TheWolfpaq82, Flybob, rsdata Thank you
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:25 AM   #7
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As the trailer is 4 years old and this just started to happen, if you have LED's or Incandescent, I'd look for a possible bad fixture and replace it. Take each one by one, disconnect and see if TV clears up.
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If we have fringe TV reception just about every LED ceiling fixture in my rig will cause the TV to glitch.
Strong antenna or cable TV no problem.

We put up with it because I don't want to replace 7 ceiling fixtures with no real guarantee they won't cause a problem.

Good luck! Try dining and TV watching by candle light!!
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RF interference

RF interference: In the early production of LED lights & related products there
was no filters built into the LED lights. The lights emitted a frequency that gets
into the circuits of the TV. You almost have to replace all your LED light with a newer light that has built in Filters.
One way to find the light that is causing the trouble is to start with each LED
light by turning it off & on to isolate the one that is causing the problem. When you find the one the interferes with the TV, replace it with a newer production
LED light that is labeled to not cause TV interference.
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Each light fixture has its own switch. Turn them off one at a time and see what happens.

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