Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 3 out of 5Â by homerepairnut one works great-the other is a dud
Installed two side by side-Pros: One works great, it is easy to set, works with all types of bulbs with no restrictions. Cons: the timer on the other one looses about 6 hours a day so it is virtually useless and going to get returned to the store. A few notes: the store showed them available but for some reason they had never put them out on the shelves so they had to find them on the top shelf extra inventory area still in the boxes / I did call the service number while installing to make sure I was wiring them correctly and they were very professional and helpful / I do really like the fact that these are easy to program (just like any other timer) / I had to mark the arrow section with a dark pen (the place that shows the time it turns on/off) as it is just an indentation so you couldn't really see it / it has white/black/red/green wires. Overall, a mixed review as the one that works is really great, but unfortunately the other one is defective.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Finbuck Great Customer Service for User Error
I purchased this and installed it in a double box, with another light switch. I followed the directions carefully, but the timer would only work once, not daily. After it had shut the light off, the timer would not rotate any more. I called the customer service line, who put me in touch with an American tech at Defiant. He was VERY helpful, and had me check the wiring. It turns out that I had reversed the Line and Load wires. Now that I've switched those, the timer is working perfectly. I will be buying more Defiant products for sure.
April 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by BT723 Poorly designed - will not work with faceplate. Also, no simple override.
Prefer manual timers, but this one is poorly designed. The spring-loaded trip switch is designed to fit over the face plate. Tried various methods to open the gap, but nothing worked. Result is that once the light is tripped, it stays on as the face plate holds the spring open. The only way to override the timer settings is to set the timer for 24 hrs on, then use the OFF/Timer switch - means you must reset timer whenever you want to use it as a switch for a period of time.
September 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Nolan Not a very good design!
The metal plate sticks out too far and pushes the multi-gang decorator switch plate forward which then pushes against the dial preventing the pins from catching and turning the light off (so the light is always on). If you shave the switch plate or maybe you can purchase a thin one to make it work. It's a bad design and definitely cheaply made. It also doesn't have an "on" setting (only "off" or "timer").
August 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Pete Poor quality
Purchased this timer to control front porch light. Hasn't worked properly since Day 1. Freezes up when On time is reached.
Save your money and go buy a better unit that isn' t made by Defiant.
July 20, 2014