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#74247 - 01/17/07 01:19 PM Bulbs for a GDO
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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
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anchor the thing better ??...
my bride likes using pink bulbs ....everywhere....
and the two in our garage last about two years
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#74249 - 01/17/07 03:43 PM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
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Try "Rough Service" bulbs.

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#74250 - 01/17/07 04:08 PM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
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Or bulbs rated at 130 V...

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#74251 - 01/17/07 04:34 PM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
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I have found compact fluorescent bulbs to be extremely resistant to vibration.

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

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#74253 - 01/24/07 08:51 AM Re: Bulbs for a GDO
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Thanks for your replies. I installed a compact fluorescent and a halogen. Both have survived in the short term.

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

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

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#164569 - 06/06/07 09:30 AM Re: Bulbs for a GDO [Re: Tiger]
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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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