Originally Posted by chewy
In reality how badly does the EMF off LED's really affect our instruments?
Probably not at all, but without standards you get some non-descript imports from ChinkyChonka which catch fire, screw up the GPS, interfere with the radio (how many "radio interference" threads have we had?"). Without standards it literally is a free for all, you would have no idea what you were buying. Would you buy a life jacket,fuel, radio,flares,charts, fuses,cable, oil (TCW3)...........etc that didn't comply to any standards? Lights are a critical aid to safety & navigation. All Nav lights have to comply with certain standards, not just LEDs. Filament bulb lamps went through the same process.
Standards are there to protect us, I for one can't see the problem.