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What Energy Efficient Light Bulbs work with my Overhead Door opener?

 

What type of energy efficient light bulbs can be installed in our Odyssey and Destiny garage door openers?

 

Well we now have an answer…Overhead Door Destiny garage door opener

 

Overhead Door conducted a test on some of the common compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) and determined which light bulbs can be used in the Odyssey and Destiny openers. Listed below are the results.

 

 

CFL Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand Name

Actual

Equivalent

Lumens

Results

Comments

 

Wattage

Wattage

 

Yes/No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvania Mini Craft Light

13

60

800

Yes

 

Standard Incandescent

60

60

850

Yes

 

GE Energy Smart Hybrid

20

75

1100

No

 

Standard Incandescent

75

75

1170

Yes

 

Utlitech 1100 Series

18

75

1200

Yes

 

Sylvania Micro-Mini

20

75

1280

Yes

 

TCP/First Energy

23

100

1600

Yes

Interference

Utlitech 1600 Series

23

100

1600

Yes

Interference

Sylvania Micro-Mini

23

100

1630

Yes

 

Standard Incandescent

100

100

1650

Yes

 

Earthmate Super-Mini

23

100

1650

Yes

 

 

All of the spiral style bulbs 20W and lower fit without a problem. The 23W Sylvania Micro-Mini and Earthmate Super-Mini fit the best. Utlitech and TCP 23W versions go in, but they do interfere with the lens cover. The lens will latch if pushed into position. The GE hybrid bulb that looks like an incandescent bulb does not fit.

Please Note: Many times installing a energy efficient light bulb in an automatic garage door opener can cause interference with the hand held remote controls. If you install a fluorescent light bulb in your garage door opener and your remote controls only work if you are close to the garage door, then install a standard incandescent light lulb to resolve the problem.

 

 

Overhead Door Company of Northern Kentucky is a second generation family owned company that provides residential and commercial garage doors, automatic openers, dock equipment, commercial steel entry doors and retractable awnings to the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities. Overhead Door Company of Northern Kentucky has been a proud distributor of Overhead Door products for 65 years.

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Comments

This is good to know in case a customer asks you which light bulb to get for his opener.
Posted @ Monday, March 12, 2012 2:41 PM by Annapolis Garage Door Repair
Sounds good ! You are doing really the best services in garage door opener. Those information to know more customers. 
Thanks 
Posted @ Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:42 AM by Anandan
Good to know. We've had a number of customers ask this about this recently.
Posted @ Friday, August 17, 2012 2:39 PM by Columbus Garage Door Repair
Odessey 1000 wall mount does not open/close door - light control ok.
Posted @ Friday, February 07, 2014 11:16 AM by Robert
If the wall console doesn't open/close the garage door, I would recommend to check the following potential problems. 
1. Check to make sure the lock out feature is not enabled. If the lock up feature is on, the opener will not open the garage door. 
2. Check the wiring on the backside of the wall console and garage door opener motor head to make sure all the wire connections are tight and not shorting out with another terminal. 
3. If you check these (2) items and the problem continues, the wall console may be bad and need to be replaced. Replacement wall consoles for the Odyssey 1000 can be ordered online atwww.OverheadDoorOnline.com.
Posted @ Saturday, February 08, 2014 8:08 AM by Dave Willmes
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