The light bulb in your garage door opener illuminates the garage each time that the opener is activated. The type of light bulb that you use in the opener has a considerable impact on the bulb’s performance as well as the opener’s performance.
Choosing the Best Light Bulb for a Garage Door Opener
Garage door openers have a space for a light bulb. The light bulb illuminates the garage when the opener is activated. The type of light bulb that you choose impacts both the opener’s performance and the longevity of the bulb. If your opener’s light bulb is malfunctioning, a professional garage door service in Orange County can troubleshoot the situation and offer solutions to fix the problem.
CFL bulbs offer a bright glow and use only a few watts of power. However, they are not designed for the frequent bursts of activity such as what takes place with the garage door opener. CFL lifetimes are maximized when the light bulb is allowed to remain on for several hours at a time. The frequent on and off will cause the CFL light bulb to wear out much earlier than its typical lifespan in other fixtures. The CFL will not damage the opener. They can reduce the range of the opener’s transmitter, which may cause problems when you want to activate the opener.
Incandescent Light Bulbs
Incandescent light bulbs are the preferred choice for garage door openers. Choose a bulb that is rated for rough use. The vibration of the opener may cause the bulb to loosen from its threads over time. This can be fixed by tightening the bulb in the socket about once per month.
LED bulbs use a fraction of the power required to operate an incandescent light bulb. However, they are not recommended for use in a garage door opener. This is because the vibration from the opener can damage the internal wiring of the bulb. These bulbs can be used in other overhead lights in your garage that are located away from the vibrating components of the garage door opening equipment.
Garage Door Opener Services & Repair
If you are experiencing problems with your garage door opener or remote, Precision Door Service of Orange County offers repair services from our qualified repairmen. We offer same-day service and 24/7 emergency repair services. In some cases, our technicians may recommend the replacement of your garage door opener.
In general, you should replace your garage door opener if:
- Your opener is more than 15 years old
- There are safety concerns with a specific brand or the manufacturer has been sued for safety defects
- There are no photo electric safety eyes present on your system
- The brand no longer exists and parts are unavailable
Don’t spend another day with a broken or faulty garage door. Contact Precision Door Service of Orange County and let one of our trained technicians provide you with a free quote.