Originally Posted by LenL
They just replaced their Solar lights because they gave off very little light. I have yet to see a solar light that actually gave off any useful light.
I will be careful not to abuse their being nice and trying to help me with the problem. I told them I would buy them a new transformer if that was the problem and they wanted to pay for it. However I don't even know if that is the issue.
I did email Malibu Lighting customer service with the issue and I am now waiting for them to respond.
While this may seem as an isolated issue only impacting me, if any of you search the internet you will see this is becoming a bigger issue as more and more lighting goes to LED technology.
Sounds like you have awesome neighbors. I'm glad to hear that they are willing to help you with this
Please know that I am not unsympathetic to your situation or think it is isolated only to you. During the October snowstorm, I was without power nearly three days and nights. I used battery-operated flashlights for light and a battery-operated portable AM-FM radio. Though it doesn't have the best tuner, I used the opportunity to peruse the AM dial. It really
doesn't have a good tuner
, but I noticed something missing: A sharp buzz that afflicts stations at the upper-end of the AM dial.
Long story short, while listening to WQEW New York whose 1560AM transmitter is in Maspeth, Queens, power was restored once and for all. Immediately, the overpowering buzz returned to most of the weaker stations at the upper-end of the AM band. I had no TVs, computers, anything powered on or even plugged in that I suspected could generate the buzz. I even shut-off the only fluorescent light in the house I had suspected, and that did nothing. Does that eliminate everything in my house? No, but all the likely suspects are eliminated. I have no idea where it's coming from.
So I understand exactly what you are going through, and it would frustrate me as well. Thankfully, you have seemingly isolated the source of your interference and have a good opportunity to rectify it.
Please let us know what Malibu Lighting responds with. If they don't reply, you could try finding who works in their corporate office and shoot a direct e-mail to the most appropriate individual.
It also may not hurt to e-mail the fcc and report this issue. They will likely be no help at all, but it would alert them to the potential drawbacks of VHF reception on consumer-grade receivers and be another blow to their spectrum repacking crap.
I think you are on the right track and I hope you get satisfactory resolution sooner rather than later.