MOUNT HOPE, Ohio, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Genie Company announces a unique innovation that brings an important new twist to a common Product with its Genie LED light bulb, designed with features specifically for garage door openers.
LED (light-emitting diode) and CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) bulbs, with their low energy use, have become more commonly used as incandescent light bulbs are phased out to improve energy efficiency. However, one side effect of LED bulbs is that they can potentially limit the range of garage door opener remote controls used for almost any brand of garage door opener.
The Genie LED light bulb addresses the issue with a special design that shields the transmission of its energy waves from the radio frequency that goes between the remote and opener. In effect, the bulb is radio frequency friendly – specifically designed to reduce or eliminate potential interference.
Homeowners can be miffed at why a remote suddenly has reduced range. In some cases a common LED light bulb recently installed in the opener is the culprit.
"The Genie Company has made a major commitment to address an issue that is becoming more widespread in garages everywhere," said Steve Janas, vice president and general manager - sales and marketing for The Genie Company. "If you have almost any brand of garage door opener that also provides light, the Genie LED light bulb will help ensure your opener and remote perform at their best."
Another problem is that a cold or damp garage can weaken the performance and life of common LED light bulbs. However, the Genie LED light bulb comes through strong as testing shows it to perform at up to -30° C (-22° F) while also achieving damp location rating. Therefore, neither condition will lessen the performance of Genie's LED bulb when a homeowner needs it most.
Additionally, the Genie LED bulb is shatter and vibration resistant to offset normal opener shaking, and provides optimal lighting for a low annual cost. While it boasts 800 lumens of brightness, equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent bulb, it uses only 10 watts of power. Depending on local utility rates, studies show the annual cost can be as little as $1.07 per year with a lifespan of about 25,000 hours under normal use.
For the nearest distributor or dealer of the Genie LED light bulb, visit the Genie website at www.GenieCompany.com, or call 1-800-843-4084, Option 2.
ABOUT THE GENIE COMPANY
The Genie Company is based in Mt. Hope, Ohio, and is a leading manufacturer of garage door openers and accessories for residential and commercial applications. With its main manufacturing facility in Baltic, Ohio, its roots run deep as an American brand that has been synonymous with garage door openers since 1954. The Genie name itself is a well-recognized icon among homeowners, builders, and dealers alike. Genie distributes its openers and accessories through a broad distribution channel of professional dealers, wholesalers, and retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Genie Company is a separate division of Overhead Door Corporation. To learn more, please visit www.GenieCompany.com, or become a Genie fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
SOURCE The Genie Company