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How to Activate a Garage Light from the Garage Door Opener


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Here is a easy solution to activate a separate garage light that would be triggered by the garage door opener using a socket adapter that can be connected to any light fixture and operated by your garage door opener.

Garage Light Activated by the Automatic Door Opener

Electrical Question: Is there an RF switch system I can use to turn on a light near my garage door lift motor and light?

The light would be nearby & plugged into an unswitched wall outlet.

The garage door opener light is too dim, so I want to trigger a brighter light.

I would envision the fr switch to be triggered by the opener light circuit that comes on when the door is opened or closed & shut off when the opener light shuts off automatically after a minute or so.

John

This electrical wiring question came from: John, a Homeowner from Bellevue, Washington

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question John

Garage Light Activated by the Automatic Door Opener

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate to Advanced

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Basic electrician’s pouch, for finish wiring

Here is a easy solution to activate a separate garage light that would be triggered by the garage door opener

PARTS LIST

INSTRUCTIONS

WIRING CONNECTIONS

WRAPPING IT UP

IMPORTANT

Altering the garage door opener and the cord of the light fixture may void their warranties.

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