Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Smedley Defiant Timer
I just bought this timer and installed it. The spring loaded timer does not work. This product also leaves very little room to be installed as the wires attach from the side with very little room. Bad design and bad construction. Give it a -2 out of 10 but does not allow you to.
September 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by zoltman Easy installation
I installed this light switch for a basement at an apartment complex. This was an easy installation. Connecting the wires to the box was very easy with the recessed set screws. I was able to reuse the old metal face plate from the bad switch which was made of metal. The cheap plastic face plates that came with the new box went into the recycling bin. I wish that new timer switch came with a metal faceplate. Beyond that, I think this will be a reliable switch. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
December 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Big1boz Bad Item - Avoid
I had this switch running a bathroom vent fan, until it rendered itself useless. Two big problems:
1) After a few weeks of use, the timer would no longer click itself off, at one point it ran over 48 hours until I manually stopped it.
2) Following the first failure, the switch stopped turning the fan on period.
I'd avoid this product if I were you, lots of other companies make similar items at similar prices.
May 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Letra Easy install, does the job
I wanted a timer for the bathroom fan. This was easy to install for someone shy about doing electrical work. It came with plates for almond or white, which was a nice option. It was helpful to have the instructions on line as well, since my eyes are not as good as they used to be.
I didn't expect the timer dial plate to attach on the outside of the wall plate, but it looks fine and it does the job.
September 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by rob Plastic knob broke; no replacements
The plastic knob broke and there are no replacements. Must buy a new unit because of a plastic 5 cent piece.
April 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PaintingInAZ Bad design
If you are considering purchasing this timer, be warned that this isn't like similar products. Every other retro-fit timer switch I have ever installed has pigtails already attached to the switch, which you simply wire nut to your exiting house wiring. As you can see in the pictures, that is not the case with this one. You must literally take the switch apart to expose the line and load screw terminals where those pigtails should have been attached. Be very careful doing this because the whole thing will fall apart in your hands. I can't imagine connecting Romex to these terminals and then trying to get the whole switch put back together and mounted, so I just cut a couple short lengths of #14 stranded wire and made my own pigtails. Another thing watch out for is that the innards of this switch are huge, there is only about 1/8" clearance on either side (makes routing those wires coming out the side a tad challenging), and the switch has a depth of about 2" so you will need to have all of your wires seriously mashed into the back of the box. If you are installing this in a new box, remember you must also provide your own switch plate.
November 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rollyhills So far, so good.
Installed it two weeks ago and it works well with the bathroom vent fan. Cost more than similar units listed under "Customers Also Purchased", so it must be better. Easy to install. Too early to evaluate it's durability. A practical product to have on a bathroom fan; set it and forget it. Should extend the life of the fan motor.
November 6, 2014