Which LED Bulbs Can I Use in My Garage Door Opener?

LEDs and compact fluorescent bulbs have become very popular among owners because of the energy savings they provide. For electric garage door openers, it is much better to use LED bulbs because they last 25% longer than compact fluorescent bulbs and do not interrupt the communication signal between a door opener and its remote control.

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First, a Little History. What Does LED Mean?

Initially used in electronic products, a light emitting diode (LED) bulb is a semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current passes through it.

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Unlike the popular incandescent bulb that uses only 5% of the energy supplied to produce light, wasting the rest in heat, an LED has a much more efficient use of energy. LED bulbs can be low performance (attenuated), used as indicators in home electronics and Christmas lights, and high performance (bright) that are used in lighting for general use.

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The Advantages of LED Bulbs

These are the basic advantages of LED bulbs:

  • Significant energy savings (around 85%) compared to incandescent lighting products.
  • Its useful life is approximately 25,000 hours, based on an average of 3 hours per day of use. This is very practical if the only lighting in your garage comes from your door opener.
  • They produce light instantly, like incandescent bulbs, without warm-up time.
  • They produce very little heat.

Not all LED Bulbs Can be Used in an Electric Garage Door Opener

Chamberlain, the parent company of the Chamberlain, Liftmaster, and Craftsman (Sears) product lines, has specified which brands of LED bulbs can be used in their openers:

LED bulbs for garage door

  • Bulbs                                             Model Number of the Bulbs                                Watts
  • Philips                                                     425256                                                            40
  • ECOSMART                                     ECS A19CW 60W E120                                      60
  • ECOSMART                                     ECS GP19 W27 40WE FR 120 DG 2PK           40
  • CREE                                                 BA19-04527OMF-12DE26-2U100                  40
  • 3M                                                     RRA19B4                                                               60
  • Sylvania                                                  72554                                                               60
  • FEIT                                                  BPAG800DM-LED                                              60
  • FEIT                                                  R20_DM_LED                                                     45

If You Need Additional Advice …

Then just contact a garage door specialist in your area. They know all brands of garage door openers. If you want to change your garage door opener, you can request an online quote from them.

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