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Turn On Outdoor Lights with a Garage Door Opener

How to Operate an Outdoor Light with the Garage Door: How can I turn on an outdoor light with my automatic garage door opener?


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Electrical Question: How can I turn on an outdoor light with my automatic garage door opener?

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Mike in Cleveland.

This electrical repair question came from: Mike, a Handyman from Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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

How to Operate an Outdoor Light with the Garage Door

Application: Installing Electrical Wiring for Outdoor Lighting to be Controlled by a Automatic Garage Door Opener.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a licensed electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for electrical Wiring as needed for the garage door opener.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Identify the electrical circuit to be configured, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring or upgrading existing electrical circuits and wiring should always be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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There are several ways to control lights using the operation of an automatic garage door system which I will explain below:

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