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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 02:29 PM
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52. My impression was that the inductor that buzzes is much smaller in LED lamps.
Edited on Mon May-23-11 02:36 PM by backscatter712
With LEDs, you're not transforming up to a few hundred volts like you'd need for a CFL, you're transforming down, and rectifying to turn the the power into a clean DC current that the LED likes. So my impression is that the inductor can be much smaller, which helps with the noise factor.

Correct me if I'm wrong on this.
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           - My impression was that the inductor that buzzes is much smaller in LED lamps.  backscatter712   May-23-11 02:29 PM   #52 
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