Queens Garage Doors | (888) 336 – 8011 | How to Shut a Garage Door When the Sun is Shining on the Electronic Eyes
Electronic eye beam system is a safety system that is designed to prevent the garage door from closing down on a child or any other person or thing. If during sunny days, especially summer time, the temperature rises and it is very hot. The rays of the sun will hit the electronic eye beam causing the garage door to open without anything that blocking its way. In order to prevent this kind of situation, here are some steps in helping you to solve this problem. You can use an inside tube of an empty toilet paper or any cardboard that is flexible and can fit tightly on the electric eye so it won’t fall off. Cut the tube at least 2 to 4 inches and make sure you will not cut it too short. Squeeze the tube to an oval shape that looks like the size of the electronic eye and slip it over the body. Make sure the tube is extending straight out from the electric eye to block the sun from getting its way to the electronic beam. Once you are finished, you can check and adjust the tube if it really works well.