Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EDGE Excellent Timer
The programming instructions are clear & concise. This timer works exactly as I expected; including the override feature that I wanted. The programming was the easiest of any similar product that I have previously owned. The knob makes programming very easy!
I really do not understand any of these negative comments by others; I have had no problems with the DT 620, and would recommend it to everyone who wants an easy to program timer and one with a feature that allows the user to override the program without deleting or disabling the program.
May 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Seamus DON'T LOSE THE INSTRUCTIONS!
The biggest challenge is programming - it's not intuitive. If you lose the instructions, you're hosed. I use it for Christmas lights. Each year, I need the instructions because the programming procedures are so stupid. It's not one where if you've done it once, you'll remember it. When it's set correctly, it works fine. But getting it set correctly may take a bit of trial and error. A device as simple as a timer should not require instructions to be regularly referenced.
April 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Imacubfan Works fine for me.
It was a little difficult for me to program, but once I figured it out, it worked fine.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WheatonRon Set it once and you are done!
I previously bought two of these timers from Home Depot. I hate the programming instructions but once done, the timer is on cruise control. Fortunately, once programmed, the unit retains the programming aided by a backup battery in the event of a power failure. Set the time, your location and it determines your approximate GPS location thus enabling automatic determination of sunrise-sunset times. Instruct timer to turn lights on at dusk off at 11:00 pm, or whatever (e.g. Dawn) and it adjusts for changing daylight hours! Each day, if desired, can have a separate program, or each day have the same program. Now here is the feature of the industry. Like most timers, it can be programmed for daylight saving time. But this timer goes one step further! It allows a person to adjust when saving time starts and ends! Yes, our friends in Washington have periodically changed the dates and most timers don't allow such changes to be made by the timer. This one does! WOW--an instrument to keep pace with our politicians! Now here is another tool--programming instructions for this model on you tube available here-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElwQafFklj4
And, the price dropped from when I bought it last year. Only other negative is this timer is not sold at your local Home Depot store--only online at Home Depot.com.
April 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Willy Perfect Light Timer
I purchased two timers for two locations in my home and they completely met my expectations. They're perfect for security when I'm away from the house for extended periods. I have them set to come on at 05:00 and go off at dawn and come on again at dusk and shut off "after the news". It's gives me peace of mind to know my lights are on and the times will automatically adjust with the sunrise and sunset so the lights are not on when they don't need to be. I highly recommend this timer, especially if you are away from your home for long periods.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boomer Timer for outdoor landscape lights
Works as advertised. Timing changes with sunset time.
February 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gerry Not Reliable, Temperamental Device
The product is okay, but it simply isn't reliable at performing its function of turning on and off as scheduled. I've only set a single on- and off-time but the unit doesn't always turn on or off. I've almost always had to turn it on manually by pressing the on button. When I've done this, 90% of the time the unit turns off as scheduled but never turns on the next weekday as set. Sadly though, it's only turned on once per the set schedule -- every other time I've been forced to press that on button.
If not for this behavior it would be an awesome product worth the cost, period.
I may be returning this product if I can't explain this odd behavior through user error.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WheatonRon Great timer-set it and forget it
I purchased two of these timers from Home Depot.com. They work great. A person enters date, current time and where he or she lives in the USA which determines sunset and sunrise. In my case, I want the lights to come on at dusk and turn off at midnight. You can program it to come on at dusk off at dawn or whatever your heart desires. The unit uses two batteries (LR44) that keeps programming and current times during power failures. My only complaint is the programming instructions could be better. So determine in advance the times you wish the lights to go on and off, then get a glass of wine and ensure distractions are not around (e.g., barking dogs, complaining spouse, noisy kids) then program it. Once completed you should never have to do anything except periodically change the batteries. The instructions state a person has one minute when changing batteries to avoid losing programmed times.
December 22, 2015