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Bulbs for a GDO #74247
01/17/07 04:19 PM
01/17/07 04:19 PM
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Tiger  Offline OP
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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?

Dave

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Re: Bulbs for a GDO #74248
01/17/07 06:08 PM
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togol  Offline
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anchor the thing better ??... [Linked Image]
my bride likes using pink bulbs ....everywhere....
and the two in our garage last about two years


Tom
Re: Bulbs for a GDO #74249
01/17/07 06:43 PM
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HLCbuild  Offline
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Herndon,Va USA
Try "Rough Service" bulbs.

Re: Bulbs for a GDO #74250
01/17/07 07:08 PM
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1000BaseT  Offline
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Or bulbs rated at 130 V...

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

Re: Bulbs for a GDO #74252
01/18/07 10:11 AM
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sabrown  Offline
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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.

Re: Bulbs for a GDO #74253
01/24/07 11:51 AM
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Tiger  Offline OP
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Thanks for your replies. I installed a compact fluorescent and a halogen. Both have survived in the short term.

Dave

Re: Bulbs for a GDO [Re: Tiger] #164480
06/04/07 03:31 PM
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Tiger  Offline OP
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Update:

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

Dave

Re: Bulbs for a GDO [Re: Tiger] #164569
06/06/07 11:30 AM
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wageoghe  Offline
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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>

Last edited by wageoghe; 06/06/07 11:31 AM. Reason: 1000BaseT already made same suggestion

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