Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 133
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 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 Bill Easy install, no battery, works with LEDs
I have used a different brand of timer for years but when I installed three 40 watt (equivalent) LED bulbs in my post light I noticed they were very dimly lit when the timer was in the off position during the day but went full-bright when turned on. They work fine at night when they're supposed to be bright.
I decided the LEDs didn't load the circuit as incandescent lights do so I bought the GE from The Home Depot. It was easy to install but one difference is that you have to hook up the white (neutral) wire on the GE, the older Intermatic did not have a white wire on it.
So now the LEDs don't glow dimly when the timer is in the "off" position. I now have some bright LEDs shinning out front and there is no heat like "old" bulbs create. I'm happy!
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by r108j Does not last!
Just lasted about a year. Now it does not operate according to the program, even though everything else seems to be functional, including operating as a simple on/off switch. The Intermatic timer I had previously lasted more than 10 years.
May 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bigpapa Works like a champ
One of the two units got zapped by lightning and had to replace or I would've given it a five star . I do use the standard timers in the past but they were a pain with out having the backlit display really love that, just made the text on the keys a little bit larger - solid homerun.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lwv880b Great device
Great device - easy to install and easy to program - nice programming features.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shelley Instructions difficult
The buttons on this light panel are too small for my in-laws to read. I have tried to get the automatic timer set up when I am at their house, but following the instructions requires a little trial and error, so several months later their light is still not working the way they want.
The instructions make reference to the times you want the 'timer' to turn on and off. However, it is not made clear how the timer relates to when the LIGHTS are on and off. Clarity could be improved.
April 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Works well
Other than the size of the buttons I felt this timer/programable switch works well. I read some say they could not figure out how to program it, I had little trouble. That's not saying the instruction couldn't be improved upon.
April 19, 2016