Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 166
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BKTX Perfect for a situation where a photocell is not an option. Make sure there is a neutral (white) wire available before you order. Programming instructions are written in microscopic font so I had to dig up some reading glasses but once you set the dusk to dawn program you never have to touch it again. (There are other program selections available but that's the one I used). It has perfectly tracked sunrise and sunset as the days get shorter over the past month. This is not a "smart home" switch like WEMO or Hue so you can't control it from your phone - but it is much less expensive than the smart switches, and it can't be hacked.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by abc Automated light switch
We already own one of these for our front porch light and liked it so much we decided to add it to the side porch and back yard. It's easy to install, easy to program, and even when you lose power, it does not lose it's programming. It has many options for timer - on at dusk, dawn, or any time you set. It can set all the days the same, or set your preference. It also has a random feature so the light does not turn off at the exact same time every day, but within a 30 minute window. Being so small, it's a little hard to see the buttons, but once set, you can forget.
Absolutely recommend this brand for quality, style, price and convenience.
September 27, 2016
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by KJ poor purchase
I tried to program this and failed,three times. I had to hire someone to program it for $120.00. No deal. Plus I would like it to shut off before dawn.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ron easy to install and program.
October 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John Extremely difficult to program
This unit appears to be mechanically well designed and seems to offer a lot of options for programming it to turn on and off a device at different times on different days of the week. The instructions for installation of the timer were accurate and easy to follow so there was no problem there. When I searched the various timers on Home Depots site it seemed this unit more than met my needs. I reviewed other buyers comments and noticed some folks gave it high marks but there were several comments submitted that the instructions for programming were too complex and confusing. I figured the complexity of the programming goes with the territory of a timer with multiple features and even though I don't think I am the smartest person in the world I should be able to figure this thing out. However I discovered the programming instructions for this time are in fact very difficult to implement. I never take the time to rate products I purchase from Home Depot (most everything I buy works fine) but in this case I felt I owe it to consumers out there to let them know of my frustrations. Programming the timer to do the most basic on and off functions that I wanted has so far been unsuccessful. I have read and re-read the instructions and attempted to program the unit at least five times now. I review the settings following the instructions provided to make sure the memory of the processor reflects the time, date, on/off settings I entered and it all looks good. I then wait and watch when the timer turns on and off my front porch light and every time the timer turns the light on or off at some hour totally different from what I thought I had programmed. Maybe the unit I bought is defective and that is the problem. I gave up after several days trying to get the thing to work so now my girl friend is trying. I hope she can figure it out but if not I will take it back to Home Depot and try another product. But I want to state to anyone considering this product that I would steer away from it and go with another manufacturer because even though this timer looks good and has lots of features, in my opinion the design of the unit is more complex than it needs to be for what I suspect most people want and need. That is a timer that turns a porch light on and off the same time of day each day of the week.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LMN3570 Set it & forget it
So nice not to have to remember to turn on or off the light. Setting the timer was easy.
October 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ftsthjtjs do not use with dimmer
This product does not work with a dimmer on a 3-way circuit. The company says it does here but I spoke with someone from their customer service and he said it will not work. I spent hours trying to figure out what was wrong with the wiring (the lights would flicker) but it turns out the issue was using this with a dimmer.
September 27, 2016