Homeowners are always interested in saving cash on their energy use and because of such; many have converted to the use of LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs in an effort to conserve energy and operating cost. When it comes to garage door openers it is ideal to make the switch to LED light bulbs because they last up to 25% longer than the compact fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs are also useful in that they do not disrupt the communication signal between a door opener and its remote control. We at Quality Garage Door Repair would like to take the opportunity to discuss the LED light option for your garage door opener.
LED VS Incandescent Light Bulb Comparison
For starters, some may be in the dark as to what LED even indicates. It was initially designed for electronic products as a semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current is passed through it. LED or light-emitting diode bulbs were the resulting bulb. LED has much more efficient energy use as opposed to the ever popular incandescent light bulb that uses only 5% of the energy supplied to produce light, wasting the rest in heat. LED bulbs can be used in both bright and dim applications; low out-put or dim lighting, is typically used as indicators on home electronics and in holiday lights whereas the high-output or bright bulbs are utilized in general-purpose lighting.
Advantages of Garage Door Opener LED Lights
LED lighting poses many benefits that include the following:
1) LED bulbs produce little heat in comparison to traditional bulbs.
2) With no warm-up time, LED bulbs instantly deliver light much like incandescent bulbs.
3) Based on an average of 3 hours a day of use, LED bulbs service life is about 25,000 hours. Considering this advantage alone, it is very practical if the only lighting in your garage comes from your door opener.
4) Compared to incandescent lighting products, the considerable energy savings for LED bulbs are approximately 85%.
However, there is a catch as not all LED bulbs is compatible with an electric garage door opener.
Recommended Garage Door Light Bulbs
There are some company names (Chamberlain, the parent company to the Chamberlain, LiftMaster and Craftsman) that have specified which brands of LED bulbs can be used in its openers. The product lines have specified the following:
Bulb – Phillips – Model Number 425256 – Watts 40
Bulb – Eco Smart – Model Number ECS A19CW 60W E120 – Watts 60
Bulb – Eco Smart – Model Number ECS GP19 W27 40WE FR 120 DG 2PK – Watts 40
Bulb –Cree – Model Number BA19-04527OMF-12DE26-2U100 – Watts 40
Bulb – 3M – Model Number – RRA19B4– Watts 60
Bulb – Sylvania – Model Number -72554– Watts 60
Bulb –FEIT– Model Number – BPAG800DM-LED– Watts 60
Bulb – FEIT – Model Number – R20_DM_LED– Watts 45
Garage Door Repair & More in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
Conserving energy is ideal when it comes to the garage and additional upgrades can be made such as insulation for example. In an effort to assist your energy savings concerning your garage door, contact Quality Garage Door Repair today and let our experts help.