Product Details …
Take convenience and safety to a whole new level with the LiftMaster® 8550. The reliable, integrated Battery Backup System guarantees access in and out of your garage, even when the power is out. The safety and security features will continue to operate as well, ensuring your family is protected in a power failure. The opener is also equipped with built-in MyQ™ technology, enabling you to close your garage door or turn lights on or off using a smartphone or computer – from anywhere in the world. And because it features soft start and slow stop to reduce noise when it operates, it is perfect for homes with a room above the garage.
- Equipped with MyQ™ technology that lets you monitor and control your garage door and house lights remotely by using a computer or smartphone (LiftMaster Internet Gateway™ accessory required)
- Timer-to-Close feature allows the door to automatically close after a pre-programmed number of minutes
- Auto-force feature constantly monitors garage door system and adjusts forces to temperature fluctuations, floor height, and door track movement
- The Smart Garage Door Opener® lets you electronically program security codes from the Smart Control Panel® or the powerhead
- Enclosed gear case provides continous lubrication for longer life and smoother operation
- A 6-foot power cord makes connecting to a power source easier than ever
- Whole-garage lighting with adjustable light time delay; compatible with CFL bulbs
- Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75% less power in standby mode
- HOMELINK® compatible with QuickTrain™ technology
- Meets all UL325 requirements
- The Protector System® safety sensors project an invisible light beam across the garage door opening and automatically reverses the door if anything interrupts the beam while door is going down
- Sensing technology will stop the door from closing if contact is made with a person or object
- Opener lights turn on automatically when The Protector System’s infrared beam is interrupted
- Security+2.0™ rolling code technology eliminates frequency interference and assures a new code is sent every time the remote control is used
- Patented PosiLock® system ensures the door remains securely locked when it is closed
- Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings that the garage door is about to close when using the Timer-to-Close or remote closing features
- Manual release handle in case of power failure
Our Thoughts …
We love having the new LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series garage door opener. We love it so much that we purchased a second one for our other garage door! We had two mismatched garage door openers prior to this. The opener buttons on the wall rarely worked. There were no remote openers that worked. The sensors for blocking the garage door as it closed were too high off the ground. AND when we opened and closed them, it sounded like a jet was landing in the garage. You could hear the garage doors open and close in the girls bedroom upstairs which is NOT ideal for sure!
We love this new garage door opener so much Beth made a little video to share some of the features it has. Be sure to check it out …
Saying that we are excited to have new garage door openers is an understatement. We love having them!
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer one of our readers the same garage door opener with installation!
Our garage door system is so old it doesn’t have sensors
Plain and simple, we don’t have one and I’d love to have one, so much better than having to use keys all the time!
I want to be able to open it remotely. I’ve had my children locked out before.
Annette D says
We do not have a garage opener, we have to do it the old fashioned way! I would love to win this because my son rides a motorcycle for his primary mode of transportation and it would make it so much easier for him to get in and out of the garage.
Adrienne gordon says
our current one is sooooo loud
Margaret Smith says
Boy do we need this. Our garage door opener had broke a couple of months ago and now to open the garage you have to physically lift it. The garage is too heavy for me, so most of the time, I’ve been leaving my car parked in our driveway. I’d really love to win this. Thanks so much.
Jaque R. says
My garage door opener was installed in 1993….and has been repaired several times…and now appears to be ready for that final lift! 🙂 I really, really need this! Thank you.
The opener we have is about 25 years old and on it’s last leg. It would be great to have one that works every time.
My garage door opener hasnt worked in some 11 years now & it’s a pain to open it by hand but have to do what you have to do or the car would just sit there all day and I can sure use it that’s why I need a new garage door opener.
Sarah L says
Mine is 20 years old and hardly works.
Thanks for the contest.
Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says
NEW? Right now the only garage opener we have is our nearly broken backs, strained shoulders, neck and arms! It’s gotten to the point where I almost CAN’T open it on my own – and I never use it unless I have to – which is bad for the car – especially in Winter… It’s a two car garage and the door weighs ton (and the handle /door “knob” is like one inch off the ground…
Now my Honey/Hubby will be having total hip replacement surgery very soon and then neither of us will be able to open it ! I wouldn’t be surprised if opening and closing that dang door is WHY he needs this (his second) hip replacement!)
Not only would I LOVE to win this fabulous giveaway / PRIZE – I would consider it a truly life-changing godsend! THANK YOU and Liftmaster!
Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy says
very cool. since we don’t even have a garage I’m doubley jealous 🙂
Monique Rizzo says
Ours has gotten very slow.
Thanks for the chance.
lala r says
i dont have one and i need one
Ours is 12 years old and pretty loud. Thanks!
Kristy Thiel says
We’ve only ever had hand me down ones so a new one would be great!
This is a great brand and we are actually looking at replacing our opener right now. I would love to win this.
Kristi C says
I could use a new garage door opener because my current one doesn’t work half the time.
We’re moving into a new home in 3 weeks and I need two new garage door openers!
Katie R says
We need a new garage door opener because we don’t know how old our current one is or how long much longer it will last. We’ve had it since we’ve moved in and we’re not sure how long the past owners had it prior to our move in.
Harmony B says
Ours is broken and it would be great to have a smart one
This would be a great upgrade!
Tatum Vankirk says
Because we don’t have one
Right now we dont have one and I have to go open the regular door and go inside garage just to open the door.
Debbie R says
We don’t have a garage door opener. I have always heard LiftMaster is the best!
Because I like the latest and greatest gadgets. This looks like one.
I would love to give this to my brother. He is always doing things for me and other people and works so hard to keep his house and yard looking good. He would love to have this and it would help simplify the hassles of having to manually open and close the garage.
Lee Taylor says
We could really use this LiftMaster Garage Door Opener!
Ours is soooooooooooooooooooooooo old (it barely works), I think Noah used it to close the door of the Ark!
Thanks for the great giveaway offering!
Good Luck to all in the drawing!
Virginia Rowell says
I would love to give this to my dad for fathers day
candace swoveland says
mine doesnt work so i now have to open and close by hand
I could use a LiftMaster garage door opener because I don’t have one. It would be nice to be able to open and close the garage door without having to get out of my car, especially in the rain and snowing weather.
Debbie C says
I need a new garage door opener because my current one is over 20 years old and quite noisy. I love the features on this Liftmaster!
Our garage door opener is so old and our bedrooms are right over the garage. When my husband opens the door, it is the alarm clock for all the kids. It is horrible.
DAMIAN JARREAU says
My current garage door opener is 15 years old and works when it wants too
Ours is old and squeeks ALOT!!
Miz Vickik says
Don’t have one now, and would love a break from lifting the door!
Tim Stephens says
The garage door opener on our left side makes so much noise I’m afraid the house is shaking apart…
Tim Stephens says
and the remote has a short so I have to push the button all different ways till the door finally opens
casey hart says
my door opener is crazy it has a mind of its own, it opens a little without anyone using
Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
do not have one
vmkids3 at msn dot com
kim eddings says
my current opener makes a funky noise everytime it opens.
Pauline M says
My garage door came off of it’s hinge the other day and I finally noticed that it’s time to update my antique!
Our garage door opener is veryy old.
Harold D says
I could use it because we don’t have one, and it’s a pain to get in and out of our vehicle to open the garage.
Jennifer J says
Right now we do not have one, so a new one would be nice. Thank you!
Amy DeLong says
ours is old and does not work well
paige jagan says
because the manual door is heavy lol
Dawn Reid says
we don’t have one
Garage Door Repair Auburn says
My old one lifter giving problem.Sometime get so crazy to open and close itself..I will purchase it soon..
Thanks for sharing this liftmaster elite series got many specialities and it looks good if we talk about the security and looks
garage door repair auburn ca says
nice post and great information
LIFTMASTER MISLEAD US! Liftmaster advertises the unit as “Homelink Compatible” on their website. However, The Homelink feature may not be compatible as advertised on their website and you may be required to purchase a Repeater at about $25, plus an additional $7 “shipping and handling”. BUYER BEWARE – CHECK YOUR CAR BEFORE YOU GET STUCK!
We’re sorry to hear about your problems. Our Homelink has worked really well. It is set up on our van, plus we can use the mobile app when driving the other vehicles. All of that having been said, any buyer should make sure to do due diligence before buying a big ticket item like a garage door opener. Good advice to do your homework!