Stuff We Love: Genie LED Light Bulb

This Genie LED light bulb is made for garage door openers.

Vibrations created from a garage door opening and closing is hard on the filaments in incandescent bulbs, that’s why until recently “rough service” incandescent bulbs were the best choice for your garage door opener. But if you’re like most of us, when the garage door opener light goes out, it may take months to replace it. Mostly because you don’t notice it’s out until you get home and at that point your car is in the way.

So what’s the solution? You may be tempted to install a long lasting, filament-free LED bulb. But don’t install just any LED bulb though. The electronics in many LED bulbs can interfere with your opener’s receiver, reducing its range to just a few feet! That’s why Genie developed an LED specifically for garage door openers. The bulb’s electronics are shielded to prevent receiver interference. It’s built to withstand vibrations and cold temperatures down to -22-deg.F. And it’s rated for damp locations (most LEDs aren’t). This LED also has a 25,000-hour lifespan which equates to about a 17-year lifespan. Not bad for $10!

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