What is EMC interference?
When LED lights If the power supply is connected, other electrical devices in the vicinity may start to interfere. Think, for example, of the vehicle's radio. When this problem occurs, the lighting has not been provided with the correct EMC suppression. The problem occurs more often, so there are plenty of possibilities to solve this. To see whether a lamp has EMC suppression you can look at various certificates. These rules do not only apply to lighting. All electronic devices must have EMC interference suppression. From lighting to radio to microwave. When this is not the case, it can be harmful to public health.
What does EMC stand for?
EMC stands for Electromagnetic Compatibility. When lighting is equipped with the correct EMC suppression, it cannot cause disturbances to other devices in the vicinity. But that is not all. It also means that the lighting itself is not sensitive to interference. In other words, with the correct certification, you can be on the road free from interference.
How to recognise?
How do you know whether lighting complies with the correct certificates? When it comes to EMC suppression, you have to pay attention to the ECE-R10 certificate. This certificate means that the lamp is fully EMC approved. It is important to know that there are different degrees of EMC suppression. There are also differences per product. Apart from the special ECE-R10 certificate, you can also look at the CE marking. Within the requirements of the CE mark, electromagnetic compatibility is considered.
So these are the quality marks to look out for when it comes to malfunctioning of appliances in the vicinity or with the lighting itself. Before a lamp receives a certain quality mark, it must first be extensively tested. Without proper testing, a lamp cannot have a quality mark. All quality marks can be found in the specifications of the different types of LED lights. If you still have questions about the certificates of a certain lamp, you can always contact us.