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Light bulbs that fit garage door openers

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  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    So, i come home to a dark garage... bulb is burnt.

    No biggie, i'll go grab one of my 50 CFL's that i bought for $1 when they were on sale.

    WTF. they don't fit. The 'flange' of the garage door opener (craftsman) doesn't allow the bulb to screw in all the way, as these are flat, not tapered designed.

    The ones i have are like the one at 4pm in this image:

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    Frankly, i don't think any of those will fit.


    MAYBE i can find some old school incandescent bulbs around somewhere, but what about the future? i can't be the only one to run into this issue....
     
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    Post a picture of the receptacle. There must be a way to mod it to accept any bulb.
     
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    Take the bulb with you to a hardware store, or sears.
     
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    lol, if you're going to go with lower wattage i'd suggest an appliance or lamp bulb, usually smaller, but uses the same base.
     
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    Yeah, if i use an extension, it won't clear the cover. And that's no beuano either.

    the socket looks like this, on a 20 or so degree angle sticking out

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    Holy lifesize pic!!

    edit, thats like 10x lifesize haha
     
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    sorry for the huge pic.
     
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    i'd say to look into the appliance bulbs
    probably your best bet and least amount of work
     
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    just go buy some damn incandescent bulbs
    they still sell them everywhere and they actually fit

    they also dont take 3 seconds to turn on and another 5 minutes to brighten up to the point where they are useful

    i fucking hate CFLs.. not only do they suck... but they also contain mercury... yayyyy!!!! were saving the planet using a little less electricity... oh but we are poisoning the fucking ground and water with mercury when the bulbs die... fuck it no big deal.... were being "green"

    /mini rant
    :disgust1:
     
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    other than mercury, lol, they have "instant on" CFLs
     
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    Buy a LED bulb instead of a CCFL. No mercury, less power used, made in sizes smaller than CCFL and Incandescent and instant-on.
     
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    Home Depot sells garage door opener bulbs. I believe they are supposed to be "vibration resistant" or something, like a ceiling fan bulb. I picked a few of them up a couple months ago when I put my opener in.
     
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    i picked up a box of plain old incandescent's at the ol HD.
     
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    Thomas Edison likes this.
     
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    we attempted to switch up the office with LED's
    we have recessed lighting with a GU10 base, and it just didn't work out.
    not enough light like the bulb claimed, and it didn't last for shit, was suppossed to last like 10k hours vs a 3k hours standard bulb

    still waiting for them to really catch up on the technology and get a little more affordable
    $3-4 for a china bulb, $7-8 for a GE bulb, and $30 for the LED bulb which sucke3d bawls
     
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