Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 152
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Max very nice product
I purchased this G.E. timer switch to control 2 dual-brite lanterns at front entry because their photoelectric sensors had failed. I switched their little control switches to constant and now they are controlled by this timer.It's easy to install and It works great and also with the led bulbs I now use. Has been in for 3 months now. You program it to your time zone. I saw other makes on line that cost twice as much and thought that was too much for what I wanted. Then I saw this timer with good reviews and tried it. Glad I did.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldlucky602 Nice easy to intall and setup timer
Had a previous timer in the garage for outside llights. This one is easier to install, setup and use. Love the bigger numbers in the display and that it is backlit! So far so good.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by swhitefox Very SMART purchase!!!
I purchased 3 of these. Two of them I use to power on and off my external wall outlets for holiday lighting. The third is used for my front porch lighting. During the holidays I will set the external outlet timers to turn on at dusk and shut off at midnight. During this same time, I set my front porch light timer to turn on at midnight and shut off at dawn. There are a number of ways to program these to fit your needs. Instructions are very easy to read and follow. I am a DIYer and electrical is not my strong suit. If I figured it out, anyone can. You simply can't beat the price when compared to similar timer switches.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bernie99co Set it and forget it! Unbelievable price.
For seventeen bucks, I cannot believe this thing!
I almost managed to install it myself, except that one blue wire threw me. I pretty much Googled the answer but decided to hire a pro just in case. So the installation cost me $98. Oh, well, peace of mind. STILL, it beats replacing the light fixtures, programming some automation system, etc.
ANYWAY, this little gadget knows exactly when the sun rises and sets based on your latitude... okay, it knows *approximately* when the sun rises and sets, but then it lets you fine tune that so with a little Google help you can make it accurate to the minute. Then as the year goes on, it adjusts the sunrise/sunset accordingly so you get perfect dusk-to-dawn functionality. Has built-in backup battery and knows when DST changes. You can even tell it if your area doesn't do DST. (Oh, as for the latitude, no it does not have GPS. You can select a zone within the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii).
So you do have to program it once on these annoyingly tiny keys (but they *have* to be tiny to fit in there), so I had a magnifier and flashlight to get that done; but then it's set forever, nothing to fiddle with, EVER, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
Now, if you want to knock yourself out, it will take up to 7 programs, each with its own settings for various days of the week and when to turn on and off. So e.g., it could go dusk to dawn on MWF but on TTh it can turn on at fixed times of 8p and off at 11p. That would consume only 2 of the 7 programs, can't imagine how you would run out of options! THEN, you can press "Random," and it will vary the program by up to plus/minus 30 minutes every time it shuts on or off.
All I wanted was dusk-to-dawn, and my fixtures cannot be fitted with a photocell (too small, ceiling mounted by front door), and all other options were much more expensive and involved programming (and maintaining the programming) that I did not want to do. So I am loving this thing.
Seventeen bucks! Wow.
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fred Timer Review
Easy to install and so far very reliable. A little involved to program, but once it was done, haven't had to touch it again.
August 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chaser Efficient and automated make life simple
Simple instructions, easy installation for a moderately skilled person. Simple to setup and features allow for multiple settings. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't want to think about turning lights on and off again.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaptSacto Great automatic timer for outside or inside lighting
Other than the body of the switch being large and a little difficult to push into my three unit switch box because of the extra wiring in it, installation was pretty straight forward. The package comes with everything you will need to install the switch. This is the second one I have installed and if you follow the instructions, which can be a little confusing if your a real novice, they work perfectly. I like the idea that you have many different choices in the setup, like random times on/off, Dawn/Dusk and it changes with Daylight Savings.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happy Great product
Works like a charm. Love that it automatically adjust for the change in sunset.
August 16, 2016