Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 55
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by USMCRet93 I love this switch/timer
My wife was always complaining when I forgot to turn the lights off in the garage or on my work bench after finishing for the day/evening. I installed timers with a max limit of 1 hour, which turned out to be annoying, as I would be in the middle of a project and the lights would go out. After a little research, I found this timer with a 4 hour limit. I purchased 2 of them, one for the garage light and one for my work bench. Installation is pretty straight forward, and they both work like a charm. My wife is happy (happy wife, happy life!) and I am happy not to have to stop what I'm doing to turn the lights back on every hour. As noted in a previous review, you need to give the timer a minute or so to reset before it will work properly.
March 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by helena10 Wait More than 1 MInute!
Easy to install to replace a bathroom fan switch. HOWEVER, the fan came on after installation and wouldn't shut off. I inspected all of the wiring, no problems. The buttons were simply unresponsive. After lots of head scratching, I almost gave up and took the unit back. Then I read a review - as stated in the instructions, the switch needs to "charge up" for a minute before it will operate properly. But it turns out mine took more than 10 FULL MINUTES to charge. I just wasn't giving it enough time. After that, it worked flawlessly. Give it some time after installation, I'm betting a lot of people make the same mistake as me.
August 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Weekend Bathroom Fan control failed for my situation
Purchased 2 of these and installed in two different bathrooms. Unfortunately after the initial 1 minute of the bathroom fan running, all the lights on the timer flashed and I could not get it to respond anymore.
Ended up making 4 round trips to Home Depot and finally returned it to Home Depot. I guess my wiring did not seem to allow the device to work correctly.
Purchased 2 Lutron Maestro 600-Watt Light/3 Amp Fan Timer - White from Home Depot instead and had them installed in about 6 minutes each. They worked fine right from the start of the power being switched on. The Lutron Maestro 600-Watt Light/3 Amp Fan Timer - White does not have a specified polarity, just needs the ground wire connected and then 1 of the wires connected to the device and the other wire connected to the device without any particular order.
Perhaps the way my place was wired had something to do with it not liking the specific Red, Green, and Black wires on the Defiant 6.4-Amp 4-Hour In-Wall Digital Countdown Timer with No Neutral Wire (CFL and LED) .
Spouse was right in wanting to get the Lutron Model first, could have saved me a lot of time and head scratching. The support line for the Defiant model is only available M-F 8AM - 5PM EST.
The Lutron model has 24 x 7 support, which works better for me since I am at work during the M-F 8AM - 5PM time that Defiant offers.
August 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Schmook Works!
Very easy/simple installation! Looks great!
It's not always on point or perfect, but it does work as supposed too. Just installed today so don't know much else. As of today I would recommend buying if you're looking for a nice timer.
August 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy None work - bought three
We purchased three fan timers. They all worked, but only for a brief time. These are junk! Don't waste your time and money installing them!
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grmells Does the job
I wanted something to control the light in our pantry and previous attempts with a socket mounted motion sensor failed. Since the switch is outside the door a wall mount PIR was out. This timer switch was the best alternative. One thing that may have been in the instructions that I missed was that when the master button is pushed it will repeat the last time period selected which is fine for my use. The switch does not come with a wall plate so be sure to get one.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grampz60 Bathroom fan timer
Simple, easy install. Only timer that specifically stated that you can run a fan with. Works well. Keeps steam exhausted from the bathroom.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stelcom66 Great features and design
I'm using the timer to power a fan. While the timer may have adequate current to power it, I connected a relay to the timer which in turn switches a on seperate power source to the fan. I like that after the time expires only the large button needs to be pressed to start the timer again from it's last setting. The relay fits easily under the timer itself in a standard electrical housing. I previously had a circuit I built myself, (with a 555 timer i.c) but that required a 12v power source. It didn't have the easily selectable time durations that this unit has.
September 20, 2014