It's Monday morning, and the workweek has started again. After a cup of coffee, it's time to get to work. A new collection of LED work lights has just arrived, and you can't wait to get started. After mounting the lights on the vehicle, it's time to test the lighting! When you turn on the lights, the radio starts to interfere. What? Not now! When this situation occurs, you may curse the radio. Often, the first thought is that the radio is experiencing poor reception or range, but it's also possible that the radio interference is caused by turning on the lights. In this case, the collection of work lights may not have the proper EMC interference suppression. Is your car radio interfering while driving? Read on to find out how to solve this.

How is it that the radio interferes when the lights are turned on?

Imagine, your car radio disturbs while driving. You try to fix it but nothing works. How can the interference be caused anyway? All electronic devices can be a source of electromagnetic interference. An interference can cause an electromagnetic noise or an unwanted signal on your radio. It is also possible that the screens in your vehicle start flickering. The problem is often in the LED lights themselves. The LED lights emit too much electromagnetic radiation. When they are connected to the same bandwidth as other electrical devices, this causes interference.

It is also possible that the LED lights interfere with the radio through the wiring. Possibly the interference signals are picked up directly through the wiring. When the cause of the electromagnetic interference is established, the solution is often found quickly. Examples are better shielding of cabling, systems and cable sizes. When these disturbances are resolved, the radio will no longer disturb when turning on the lights.

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How can the radio interference be remedied?

It may happen that your car radio disturbs while driving. If your radio interferes when turning on the lights, you would do well to replace the LED lights with higher quality ones. If you search the internet for LED lights, you will find many suppliers who sell LED lights at competitive prices. We would like to advise you to look beyond the purchase price. Of course, it is not nice if your LED lights interfere with the radio. Make sure that the lights have an EMC certificate when you buy them! This prevents the LED lamps from interfering with the radio.

Another feature to consider when making a purchase is an official CE marking. When an electronic device is equipped with an official CE marking, this device automatically complies with EMC requirements since this is one of the characteristics a device must meet to be CE marked. A CE marking, combined with the right EMC suppression, will ensure that the radio does not interfere when the lights are turned on.

What is EMC?

EMC is an abbreviation that stands for Electromagnetic Compatibility. At first glance, the concept reads somewhat laboriously, but when we analyse this designation further, it is actually quite simple. If a product is compatible, then various electrical and electronic products can function alongside each other without loss of properties. When a product is not compatible, then the elements cannot function next to each other and you have an EMC failure. When using LED vehicle lighting, this interference can come back to the radio, which starts to interfere when you switch on the LED lighting.

Radio interferes with when LED lighting is switched on - 100% history!

LED lampen die storen op de radio is vanaf nu verleden tijd met de LED verlichting van TRALERT®. In ons assortiment vind je EMC-onstoringen terug van verschillende sterktes. Onze Optimus Series LED werklampen is zelfs voorzien van een CISPR25 Class 5 ontstoring. In de auto-elektronica markt is CISPR 25 een steeds populairder benchmark- en vereiste voor carrosserie-elektronica. Electronica leveranciers zijn in toenemende mate gericht op het bewijzen dat hun apparaten kunnen voldoen aan CISPR 25. De klasse geeft de hoogte van ontstoring aan. Benieuwd naar de producten die voorzien zijn van de nieuwe CISPR 25 Klasse 5 ontstoring? Bekijk deze collectie dan op het dealerportaal.