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Defiant 5-Amp In-Wall Digital Timer with No Neutral Wire
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Discontinued Defiant

5-Amp In-Wall Digital Timer with No Neutral Wire

  • Easily automate lights with settings for each day of the week
  • Daily presets and custom countdown feature
  • Helps cut energy costs and keep your home safe

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Set one or multiple ON/OFF settings for each day of the week, daily cycles, or weekday-weekend cycles. Random vacation security feature varies the programmed ON/OFF times within an hour to create a “lived in” look with a push of a button. No neutral wire is needed and replaces a standard wall switch or older spring wound timers.

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Will this work with LED lighting?

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April 20, 2016
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This timer apparently "leaks" some small amount of current when in its "off" mode, not enough to get an incandescent filament to illuminate, but enough to cause an LED to flash momentarily - about once per second with my fixture.
So no, this unit is not designed for LEDs - and I can only imagine that, over the course of a year, this switch would leak enough current when Read More
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This timer apparently "leaks" some small amount of current when in its "off" mode, not enough to get an incandescent filament to illuminate, but enough to cause an LED to flash momentarily - about once per second with my fixture.
So no, this unit is not designed for LEDs - and I can only imagine that, over the course of a year, this switch would leak enough current when off to register some cost on your electric bill. Read Less
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November 12, 2015
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No, it cannot. I was using it to control some fixtures with LED bulbs and this switch would not turn them off completely. I called support and was told this switch will only work with incandescent bulbs; CFLs will not work either.
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November 4, 2015
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As long as the LED lighting is dimmable, then it can work.
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I lost my manual for the Defiant indoor digital timer. How can I get another one?

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February 5, 2016
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The instruction manual is available in a PDF on this product page next to the product overview. There is a box that says "Info and Guides"
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http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/0f/0faa7b50-6c3f-4ea5-baff-b4352f0654c1.pdf
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where can I find a replacement to a broken cover?

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October 16, 2015
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Call 1866 308 3976
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July 29, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. For assistance with this product, please call our designated team at 1-866-308-3976.
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Can this be used for a ventilation fan?

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I have a "whole house ventilation system", which is fancy for an exhaust fan in the laundry room. Can I use this to cycle the fan throughout the day? It was on a regular light switch with load, line and ground wires. But I didn't know if whatever makes this incompatible with CFLs makes it incompatible with anything else.
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NO. This timer requires the filament of a light bulb to work. This is why it only works on incandescent or halogen bulbs (in the instructions).
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Sure it can just as long as the outlet has no neutral wire.
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5-Amp In-Wall Digital Timer with No Neutral Wire is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 113.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read Before You Buy Most of the bad reviews of this timer were written by people who bought the wrong timer for the wrong thing. This timer DOES NOT work with CFL bulbs. You can't use it to power a fountain pump, or any kind of motor! If you take a quick look at the instructions on the Home Depot site, you will see: "This timer will only operate with incandescent, halogen, or xenon bulbs.Do not use this timer with CFL or LED bulbs." I might add, don't try to use it with any kind of electrical motor, including fountain pumps. If you don't know what kind of timer to use with motors, it is probably best if you hire out your electrical work.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for use with CFL bulbs Easy to follow wiring diagram, powering up sequencing, and setting of current day and time. Programming instructions are difficult to follow and small display screen and buttons make any attempt at programming even more difficult. More importantly, product literature does it state that one cannot use device to control CFL bulbs. So if your timer works initially (mine did) and then turns off unexpectedly or will not turn on without cycling on/off switch, your installed light bulbs may not work with this timer.
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the money or effort After an hour of troubleshooting my wiring, I phoned tech support. Product was defective. Installed new timer - still will not work properly. Reads AUTO - OFF. Cannot get it to AUTO - ON. The tiny window is very difficult to see, and the instructions are not good Initial setup instructions are ok - but they do not explain how to use the timer. I only wanted the first program P1, timer kept wanting to cycle through the other programs. There are no instructions as to whether or not you can update the program or change the time etc. No troubleshooting instructions. I am returning this timer and will simply install an outlet and plug in a regular timer.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk, you get what you pay for This switch worked for about 2 weeks and then the light was lit dimly only, like it was partially on. Had to buy another switch. Also there is no backlight or feedback to know if the light was turned on when you do it manually. Found that many times you push the button and the light would not work, had to keep pushing so if you cannot see it you have to go look each time to verify it is on. Spent $33 and bought a Honeywell Econoswitch RPLS740B. Thought I was saving money buying the $19 Defiant, never again! Honeywell is backlit, has a nice blue indicator when on, audible click when turned on, and automatic longitude/latitude setting for sunset makes it fool proof since it is the default setting.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't work on lamps! This thing does NOT work with any compact fluorescent bulbs... which are basically most of the light bulbs today. After I installed it as a wall switch for a indoor light fixture, I noticed that the CFL bulbs continued to flash for hours after the switch was turned to the "off" position. Then I read up about it. This is the "resistive-type" switch that doesn't really switch everything off... it just puts a big resister in the middle, while a small current continues to trickle into the lamp. Ancient incandescent lamps wouldn't get powered up by that trickle. But the CFL does. This prolonged flashing in the "off" position can't be good for the light bulbs. What works for CFL, so I've read, is a timer with both resistive and INDUCTIVE switching. What a waste of money!
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well but hard to read The device was very easy to install. Three wires and a few twists of the nuts :) and your done. The programming was simple and I was able to complete three settings in a few minutes. The only problem I have is the display. It is quite small and is not back-lit. This makes viewing rather difficult but a magnifying glass will help. I think this is the least of the worries as once you set it you walk away and let it do it's thing. The nice feature is the ability to turn on & off the light by pressing the front panel. I was concerned about that operation and the concern has been nullified.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY This absolutely does not work with cfl or fluorescent bulbs, I am reading the instructions as I type and how the other guy said the instructions say it is for those is beyond me. Very easy to install however no backlight and I have spent hours going to box stores and online trying to find a bulb that will work with this and there is none, I had to purchase from another online store an adapter that will allow me to use a regular light bulb but it wont be here for another week, and also I was told that NO timer is made now for halogen lights or incandescent so do not waste your money it wont work without buying an adapter if you can find one it is a GU24 to E26/E27 Adapter but good luck finding one. This product is horrible do not buy.....
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wrong Timer for CFL/LED Bulbs Warning - this timer is for incandescent bulbs only; as the picture on the package shows. The problem is that neither the instructions, nor the picture, indicate that this timer will NOT work for CFL or LED bulbs. After two times assembling and disassembling, and blowing out two CFL bulbs, I looked these reviews. So, I went back to Home Depot, returned this timer, and purchased the timer, for an additional $5.00, that has a picture of CFL and LED on the packaging. Bottom line - the manufacturer would be providing a greater service if they had a picture of the CFL & LED bulbs on the packaging, with a line through them, indicating that they are not compatible with this timer. Certainly it should have been stated in the operating/installation instructions as a minimum. In any case, the quality is fine in both cases and easy to install and program. I'll find out this evening if it works properly; fingers crossed! Yes, I would recommend this product...but only in the correct application.
Date published: 2013-09-02
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