The Universal Laser Park Assist keeps your garage safe from damage by helping you easily find the perfect park every time. Compatible with all garage door openers, the accessory activates a bright red laser beam that tracks along the vehicle's hood as it enters until it reaches the preset marker, and indicates when to stop. This lightweight parking assistant offers easy installation. Ideal for 2-car garages, up to two Universal Laser Park Assists can work with a single garage door opener.
More control: the universal laser park assist mounts easily to the ceiling and helps you find the perfect park every time with a bright red laser beam that tracks along the vehicle's hood as it enters until it reaches the preset marker and indicates when to stop
Highly compatible: working with all garage door openers installed in North America, including Chamberlain, LiftMaster, craftsman, genie and many more, makes it an easy choice to add to any garage system
Simply safe: protect even the tightest garage space from damage by programming up to two universal laser park assists with a single garage door opener
Proven quality: rigorous quality testing ensures lasting performance and proves that the class 2 laser is safe on the eyes yet clearly visible
Product dimensions: (D) 2.77 in. x (H) 2.87 in. x (W) 2.87 in.
Additional assurance with 1-year warranty
Includes power plug, mounting hardware and instruction manual
Two 100-Watt standard or CFL bulbs (not included) provide ample light for confident and safe movement around the garage; and the multi-function wall control allows you to control the door from inside and features motion-detecting lighting, timer-to-close and manual light control, too
I'm rating this Laser Parking Assist with "3 stars" which is "Average" according to the Home Depot rating definitions.
> Does it work? Mostly Yes
> Is it a perfect solution? Not Really
First of all, the online product description says "Compatible with all garage door openers" and the box says "Works with all major garage door opener brands". This implies that the parking assist connects to the garage door opener to activate the laser once you open the garage door. But it doesn't... It simply plugs into a 120V outlet and throws a flashing laser beam 24/7. I have a 4 year old so I'm concerned the laser may attract her attention and she would look straight at it. If this happens I'm removing this device.
The system consists of a class 2 laser, a base with swivel option, and a 120V AC to 6V DC adapter.
Installation requires splicing of wires. Make sure you get the polarity right. You need to connect the 2 wires from the 120V/6V adapter to the 2 wires connected to the laser. Then you mount the device to the ceiling of your garage, and direct the laser to the right spot on the car dash. Adjusting the laser beam is not very easy but eventually you can direct it where you want. My wife's car does not have front sensors so this allows her to park at the right spot once the laser hits the center speaker on the dash.
I used double sided tape (instead of the provided screw) to mount it to a beam which makes it less of an eye sore as it's on the side of the garage that you don't easily see. You can cut the wires shorter for a cleaner installation which I will do if I decide to keep this device at the current location.
A smart solution would be to connect the 120V/6V adapter to the light socket of the garage door opener, so that the laser beam would activate only when the garage door opener light is ON. I searched online for a medium base to medium base + outlet adapter, but I couldn't find an option that is compact enough to fit inside the garage door opener.
If you really need a solution to help you park your car at the right spot, consider this option but do understand its limitations. At our previous house I used to have garage wheel stops which also have their advantages and disadvantages. I've also seen a solution that consists of a sensor and light. Think about it and see what works best for you.
First of all let me say that the unit I received is defective and the laser light doesn't emit any light. I did call Chamberlain customer service and they are sending me a new unit. I still want to review the unit because there are several things I found out . First of all I was surprised to find out that even though it says it fits most major brand garage door openers it doesn't actually connect to your garage door opener. I just plugs in to any receptacle. That means it emits a laser light continuously. I thought that it would connect to my garage opener and come on just like the light comes on and then go off just light the light goes off. Second issue is the a/c adapter is very loose when you plug it into a receptacle. I don't think it would stay plugged into a receptacle on the ceiling. Any vibration at all would make it fall out. Third issue is they have an a/c adapter that you have to wire nut to the wire from the laser. They could have just made this all one unit. The wire nuts they sent are way to big for the wire size. So I would not recommend buying this unit.
Pros: Easy to Install
Cons: not functional, poor engineering
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This works well but I'm taking off one star due to the following: There are two versions of this, one designed just for Chamberlain openers and this one which is supposedly compatible with all openers. However, the package states that this can be wired to the enclosed adapter and plugged into an outlet or wired directly to a "Chamberlain" garage door opener, even though the box says it's universal and compatible with a number of different openers. But the directions state to wire it to the adapter and give no instructions on how to wire it to your opener. In fact it states, "DO NOT connect any parking assist or lead wires to the motor unit", which I'm assuming is the opener. This means that this laser can only be plugged in and will be on 24/7 which is OK but you need to be concerned when your'e in your garage- and your car isn't- that the beam doesn't come in contact with your eyes because that can damage your vision. As an adult that's no problem but if you have curious children that is something to be cautious about. What makes no sense to me is that the other model of this device can be wired either to the adapter or to your Chamberlain opener and is cheaper in price. Why have two models if the cheaper one does exactly what this one does but has the extra option of wiring it to your opener(which will allow it to shut off after 1 minute, according to the other model's instructions) and this model doesn't have that option? And why does the box state that it can be wired to your opener but the directions say not to? Unless the directions are printed wrong. Otherwise, this was easy to install and set up and it does what it's supposed to do.
Easy to see, easy to install, but watch your wiring polarity. Parking assist works very well, and the laser is very easy to see.
When installing, take note that the striped wire coming from the wall power supply (black with white stripe) needs to connect to the striped wire (white with black stripe) coming from the laser. This a 6 Volt DC device, and the polarity is important - if you get this wrong, the laser won’t work. In my case, I DID do it wrong the first time, but the manufacturer must have planned for that, because i did not seem to damage the device.
In my short video, you can see how bright the laser is as I creep the car forward. I do recommend that wherever you choose to rest your dot, it’s 1-2 feet ahead of the windshield so you have plenty of room to see the dot “coming” - it does not show up well on the metallic blue paint job of my truck, since the finish is highly reflective. It does better on the duller finish of my dash.
One final note: this universal device is on full-time, not just when you’re operating your garage door. Power consumption is just 100 mA, so it’s much less than even leaving your phone charger in the wall. To put it perspective, if you pay 12 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity, this device will use ten cents per year of electricity.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Hello to all,
This is my first product review. It is basically a laser pointer that pulses that you mount on the ceiling of your garage (or where ever you like close to an outlet) which you can then direct the laser dot on a specific location on the dash of your vehicle after it's parked the way you want. The driver then just needs to try and park with the laser dot pointing on that same location or close to, that way the vehicle would be park almost the same spot every time. I would like to note that even though the laser dot is off by a couple of inches from it's target position, the actual vehicle would only be off by it's original parked position by a couple of inches as well so it's not that critical to be spot on.
This is very useful if you have limited space in your garage and a driver who is poor at judging distance, which is my case. She now park almost perfect every time and couldn't stop praising about it the first few days after the unit was installed.
- Unit looks great next to the Chamberlain Garage Opener.
- Works as describe.
- Comes with everything you need to install.
- Instruction contradict: One states 'works with all brands of access systems', the other says 'DO NOT connect any wiring to your garage opener' so which is it? There's no wiring instruction.
It would be nice if it comes on ONLY when the light on garage opener is on. If you plug in an outlet, it stays on constantly.
I have my unit plugged into an outlet so it stays on constantly.
I recently installed this product. It was a little more challenging for placement as I back into my garage and so had to ensure that the garage door did not block it when it was up. Installation was easy, although I think a self tapping edge to hold it in place would be a good improvement in design as it is difficult to keep in place as you are marking where to drill the hole. Also, the plastic screw insert seems a bit small for the job as it does not have much grip once inserted into the drywall and spins when you try to use the screw, I actually used a different insert that worked much better. Small things.
Other than that it was very easy to align and sends a good light to the designated point on my dash, definitely adds some fun to backing in as I try to have it exactly at the right spot each time.
I would recommend this product.
The product is just what we wanted. There was waaay too much confusion over how to install the laser. The Chamberlain website said one thing, the instructions in the package said another and the telephone support said something else. (Note: don't bother contacting Chamberlain for assistance.) We picked the method that made the most sense to this handy guy and installed two units quickly. The hardest part was installing it exactly where we wanted it to focus, with or without the cars in the garage. Nothing a ladder, tape measurer and helper couldn't solve. It was important to us to have the laser activate only when the garage door opener was in use, not stay on permanently.
It makes parking a fun skill game. Great gift idea for other handy types.
Description indicates it is compatible with a list of garage...
December 17, 2020
Description indicates it is compatible with a list of garage door openers, Ha! There is nothing to be compatible about! It is just a laser pointer on a swivel base with a wall-wart power supply. Silly thing is on all the time. Instructions caution you to not connect to your door opener at all. Well, leaving a laser on all the time is how they wear out, plus it's just weird having the red dots always on. I fixed that. I put a power tap bulb base in one of the opener's light sockets and plugged the power supply into that. The laser is now only powered after the door is opened, and then goes out when the lights goes out. Since the door switches also turn on the opener lights when the door is left open, if you leave the door open and then come back later, the pointer will activate when you break the beam as you drive in.