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Re: FM stereo interfence, Sensibulb LEDs and 12V Jacks

Thanks hellosailor. The verdict is in. It appears to be RFI. I got interference from all the Sensibulbs on my FM portable radio. The radio was plugged into AC, but not the boat's AC. The boat was not plugged in at all, and my radio was plugged to a shore-based extension cord. Each Sensibulb appeared to interfere at different frequencies, but they all did it. I'm not referring to just a little background static--I'm talking about going from listening to music to static when I turn the light on.

I'm a bit disappointed in the Sensibulbs. They have a good reputation for low RFI. Maybe I got a bad batch? I'm going to have to ask for my money back, unless the manufacturer can offer a solution. Bummer.

On a side note, I got either none or negligible RFI interference from the MarineBeam lights.
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