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How to Activate a Garage Light from the Garage Door Opener

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.

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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

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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

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WRAPPING IT UP

IMPORTANT

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

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