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LED Light Bulb limits interference with garage door openers.

Press Release Summary:

By shielding transmission of energy waves from radio frequency that goes between remote and garage door opener, LED Light Bulb allows user to open garage door without reduced remote range issues. Bulb is shatter- and vibration-resistant and can withstand 5G of shaking force. In addition, bulb can withstand temperatures down to -22°F and is damp location rated. Though it produces 800 lm, which is equivalent to 60 W incandescent bulb, LED Light Bulb uses only 10 W of power.

Original Press Release:

Overhead Door Introduces New LED Light Bulb Designed for Garage Door Openers

Shatter and vibration resistant bulb limits interference with many opener remotes

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – With more and more people moving away from incandescent light bulbs due to their energy inefficiency, LED light bulbs are becoming increasingly popular in homes. The garage is no exception. Overhead Door, the inventor of the upward-lifting garage door and the first electric garage door opener, is shedding new light on an old product with its innovative new LED light bulb, designed specifically with garage door openers in mind.

Many common LED light bulbs interfere with garage door openers by limiting the range of the opener’s remote control. Overhead Door’s new LED light bulb significantly reduces or eliminates this interference with its unique design, which shields the transmission of its energy waves from the radio frequency that goes between the remote and opener. As a result, Overhead Door’s LED bulb is radio frequency friendly, allowing homeowners to open their garage door without experiencing reduced remote range issues.

“LED light bulbs are becoming increasingly popular for use in garages, but many of them can unexpectedly cause the opener’s remote control to have decreased operating range,” said Heather Meiner, brand manager for Overhead Door. “We’re thrilled to introduce our LED bulb because it will help ensure your opener and remote perform at their best, in most cases no matter what brand of garage door opener you have.”

Overhead Door’s LED light bulb is also specifically designed and manufactured to handle the tough conditions automatic garage door operation often creates. It is shatter and vibration resistant and is able to withstand 5G of shaking force, which is far more than the normal vibration from standard garage door and opener combinations.

In addition, a cold or damp garage can weaken the performance and lifespan of common LED light bulbs. However, Overhead Door’s LED light bulb is made to withstand up to -30°C (-22°F) and is damp location rated as well.

Finally, Overhead Door’s LED light bulb provides optimal lighting at a low annual cost. Though it has 800 lumens of brightness, which is equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent bulb, Overhead Door’s LED light bulb only uses 10 watts of power. Depending on local utility rates, that means the annual cost can be as little as $1.07 per year with a lifespan of about 25,000 hours.

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About Overhead Door Corporation
Overhead Door Corporation, based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading manufacturer of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications. The company has five divisions: Access Systems Division (ASD), which features the Overhead Door and Wayne Dalton brands; The Genie Company, manufacturer of remote-controlled garage door opening systems; Horton Automatics, a manufacturer of automatic entrance systems; TODCO, the largest producer of truck doors for the transportation industry; and Creative Door Services, Western Canada’s leader in providing door products and services to the residential, commercial and industrial markets. Overhead Door Corporation created the original overhead garage door in 1921 and the first electric garage door opener in 1926. Overhead Door now employs more than 3,500 people, has 22 manufacturing facilities, 78 regional sales and service and installation centers and more than 5,000 distributors and dealers that service national builders, national accounts, architects, general contractors and homeowners, as well as major retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Overhead Door Corporation is a subsidiary of Sanwa Holdings Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. For additional information, visit, our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter or find us on Google Plus.

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