Now many people have been discussing if LED lights interfering with the operation of their garage doors. While some may have attributed their garage door’s erratic behavior to an electrical glitch others, have said that they’ve discovered that the LED lights near their garage doors are causing the issue. So, the question we’ve been asked by many is, do LED lights interfere with a garage door’s operation?
The answer to the question is yes! LED lights have become increasingly common and they are known to cause interference. However, the issue can be fixed, as we’ll discuss in this article.
What are LED Lights?
Most people reading this probably already know what LED lights are and so a more appropriate question is how they work. Knowing how the lights work will help you understand what type of interference the lights can cause and what problems can be expected from it. LED lights unlike other types of lighting technology, send out pulses of light. On average, it is 15 pulses a second, which is too fast for the naked human eye to see. But that pulsing can cause problems.
The pulsing falls into the range of 30-300 Mhz. Most garage doors tend to operate in between frequencies of between 288 and 360 Mhz, so it isn’t hard to see that there is a possibility of interference with the garage door’s signals.
Your CFL Lights Could Also Be to Blame
Now, if you have checked or changed the frequency of your garage door’s opener so that it is out of the LED light range, but are still having issues, then the CFL could be to blame. If you are still using CFL lights in the garage or right outside of it, those are known to cause issues too. Older model bulbs will limit the range of your garage door’s transmitter too. So, you might want to swap out the CFL bulbs and see if that fixes the issue.
Finding the Cause of the Problem
The first step to fixing the problem you’re having is to find the source. You will want to find what is causing the problem and fix it. It can be anything from the Christmas lights you just setup, or a large LED bulb you placed just outside to discourage any potential thieves or keep rodents out could be the culprit. That said, WiFi routers and other stuff can also cause issues with the garage door opener.
If you have tried everything and the problem persists, then call professionals like us. We will use our knowledge of fixing similar issues to find what is causing it and fix the issue for you.
As a homeowner, it is essential to know that any number of things could be interfering with the operation of the garage door. However, if you take a systematic approach to find the root cause of the problem, eliminating it becomes easy.