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#74247 - 01/17/07 01:19 PM Bulbs for a GDO
Tiger Offline

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
I tried GE GDO bulbs which lasted a couple days (a little less than the 3000 hour rating). Now I'm trying fluorescent and halogen. Any suggestions?


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#74248 - 01/17/07 03:08 PM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
togol Offline

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 426
Loc: NW In. USA
anchor the thing better ??...
my bride likes using pink bulbs ....everywhere....
and the two in our garage last about two years

#74249 - 01/17/07 03:43 PM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
HLCbuild Offline

Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 206
Loc: Herndon,Va USA
Try "Rough Service" bulbs.

#74250 - 01/17/07 04:08 PM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
1000BaseT Offline

Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 25
Loc: California
Or bulbs rated at 130 V...

#74251 - 01/17/07 04:34 PM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
I have found compact fluorescent bulbs to be extremely resistant to vibration.

#74252 - 01/18/07 07:11 AM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
sabrown Offline

Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 298
Loc: Ogden, Utah, USA
I like using the compact fluorescents in my drop light because of their resistance to vibration and I don't end up burning myself on the holder.

#74253 - 01/24/07 08:51 AM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
Tiger Offline

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
Thanks for your replies. I installed a compact fluorescent and a halogen. Both have survived in the short term.


#164480 - 06/04/07 01:31 PM Re: Bulbs for a GDO [Re: Tiger]
Tiger Offline

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA

The halogen lasted a few days, the fluorescent is still in service.


#164569 - 06/06/07 09:30 AM Re: Bulbs for a GDO [Re: Tiger]
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Registered: 02/14/02
Posts: 24
Loc: Huntsville, AL
I have used 130V bulbs and have only had one go out (in 3 openers) in about 13 "bulb" years (1 bulb/opener for 1 year, moved to new home, 2 bulbs/openers for 6+ years). Prior to putting in the 130V bulbs, all other bulbs ("normal", appliance, GDO-specific) lasted about 1 month or so.

GDO guy suggested the 130V bulbs to combat the frequent burnout.

<sorry, didn't see that 1000BaseT already made this suggestion>

Edited by wageoghe (06/06/07 09:31 AM)
Edit Reason: 1000BaseT already made same suggestion


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