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Re: garage door opener ----lights

To: "E. John Puckett" <>
Subject: Re: garage door opener ----lights
From: Doug Braun <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 21:17:16 -0800 (PST)
Even if it is safe to put compact fluorescents in the
motion-detector units,
it's not worth it, because with a motion-detector
you want full brightness RIGHT NOW, and all the
CF bulbs I have ever seen start out really dim
and need a minute or two to reach full brightness.

But the lights on the front exterior of my house
are on a mechanically-switched timer, and
it is no big deal if the bulbs need a little
time to reach full brightness.


--- "E. John Puckett" <>

> When I recently built my garage a couple years ago I
> put in a motion 
> detector to operate the main lights.  I used one of
> the wide angle 
> detectors, so entering the garage form any door or
> the car entering 
> turns them on, and they go out in from 1 to 15
> minutes after they see no 
> movement depending on the setting. 

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