fluorescent lamps in GDO?


Old 11-12-06, 10:22 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,226
Likes Received: 1
fluorescent lamps in GDO?

So, anyone put edison base high efficiency lamps in your garage door opener? My Liftmaster manual says not to, but I want to know why.
Sponsored Links
Old 11-12-06, 01:15 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 433
Dimmer? or vibrtion
Old 11-12-06, 01:25 PM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North of Boston, MA.
Posts: 2,113
Go with the rough service lamps (bulbs),These are great for vibration. For the amount they're on,You would realize no substantial savings with the fls'.
Old 11-12-06, 01:29 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,767
Likely because they are triac controlled, and vibration might be too high for them. Also, it might not be cost effective for the intemittent use they may endure. Just install rough useage incandescent bulbs in the GDO, and install fixed fixtures with CFL bulbs for longer term lighting.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes