Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SWong Lux thermostats are top notch products! ...way better than competitotors
Recent winter projects needed replacement of a failing thermostat which had a bad temperature down button requiring all sorts of multiple presses, contortions, and pressure to yield desired temperature setting. Spec'd out both Lux and Honeywell and tried Honeywell first...very bad decision on my part. Simple 2-wire (red to Rh along with white wire to "W") refused to turn steam boiler on. Calls to Honeywell support line were of no help ...Honeywell's suggestion was to call in a heating/ac contractor due to the exotic and complicated design of all their thermostats. Shocking response considering this goes contra to the mantra of Home Depot....simple 2-wire hookup ...I'm not looking to send a man to the moon or a cure for world hunger here. Another run to Home Depot this time to purchase a Lux and had heat once again in home using same wiring schema...red wire to Rh along with white wire to "W" terminal on Lux thermostat. Very nice Lux design....touch screen, huge large numbers on display for all us aging home owners. Easy programming and the unit just plain works as designed. If you have problems with a failing thermostat seriously consider Lux over Honeywell....Lux support top notch, way more inexpensive than Honeywell, and has identical features for dollars less. BTW, you do NOT have to run additional wires to get this Lux to work properly unlike Honeywell units. Lux rocks!
November 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yourmom46 Good thermostat (very customizable)
I was looking for a programmable thermostat that I could adjust the hysterisis (dead band) to prevent the furnace from cycling too many times per hour (high cycling). This thermostat does the job unlike the Honeywell products. I have it set for about 2 degrees F and there is not a lot of cycling. I don't even notice a real comfort difference and it's much easier on the furnace not to cycle frequently. Thus I'm hoping the blower and other components will last longer.
As others have stated there is a quite noise when the backlight is on but I can only hear it if the house is silent; no big deal. Programming is pretty easy and copying the program from day to day is nice. Install was easy.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnM Excellent Thermostat, easy to install and operate
Lux 7- Day Touchscreen thermostat was easy to install and so far is working great.
TO install, turn off all power to furnace and turn off breakers to furnace and air conditioner. Remove old thermostat cover and write down the color of each wire from the old
thermostat base and then write down the initials on the post that it is connected to. For example, white wire goes to "w".
Then take off wires and make sure that they can't fall back into space in wall. Then put on
new base and attach wires to same lettered post they were on in old thermostat.
Put on top part and program. Programming is simple and intuitive. Instructions are clear.
We were up and running in 30 minutes. Since then worked great and easy to adjust.
Delivery from Home Depot was as expected. Very happy so far.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by heliopilot Very good thermostat for the money
I used it for a two stage gas furnace with single stage cooling. The only draw backs are the screen could be bigger. I have a variable speed blower fan and there is no provision for circulate vs on at regular speed. When you temp hold it will only hold that temperature until the next time period i.e. morning day evening etc. There is no provision to temp or permeate hold for a number of hours or days. The instructions could be better. Has two AA batteries that need to be changed annually.
On the plus side it is very easy to program and intuitive. It allows you to adjust the swing and offset values, really important feature. Swing is the difference from the room temp to where the unit will cycle on and off. a swing value of 1 if set at 70 will if in heat will start the unit when the temp drops to 69. Offset value in a two stage heat system (high and low burn rates) is where the second stage kicks in. So if the room temp is set for seventy and you have a 2 degree offset the second stage wont kick in until there is a two degree difference. Overall it is an excellent unit for the Money!
February 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NCGrits Nice thermostat
This thermostat works with our heat pump/AC combination. Our HVAC person said many of the "universal" ones don't so I was pleased when it did. However, I had to set the ambient temperature back all 5 degrees to get it to read close to what other thermometers in the same area read. I would have thought the room temperature would not be something that needed adjusting.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IFLYMAUI EXCELLENT! WELL EXCEEDING HONEYWELL
I tried 2 Honeywell Themostats before I tried this LUX 9600TS. One of the Honeywell's was Wi-Fi at a price of approx; $250.00. This was $69.00 without Wi-Fi.
The Honeywell's were of poor quality construction. Especially at the connection terminals. Honeywell also required some difficult connection lead wire installation so that constant power was being supplied via a G wire. LUX let me do it that way or via two AA batteries instead. Fabulous concept!
Install was so simple I suspected I had done something wrong. Not so. It was just to easy to install.
The readout is excellent!!! Excellent again!!! Look at the size of the numbers... Bright light! Just a simple touch of the screen wakes up the unit. PLUS....(Did I say PLUS?) see the MANUAL switches on the right side in the photo? Just flip one up or down if you want heat or AC but don't want to be bothered with the touch screen.
LUX, you put Honeywell to shame. Nice job, nice appearance, good quality, great price.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by housemaven Easy to operate and most importantly see
We purchased this thermostat because of the easy to read screen and touch screen features.
It is pretty simple to work -
Large, well lite numbers , touch screen features intuitive to operate
Cons - backlit light does not stay on long, seems to read much higher than previous thermostat.
We have taken this into account when programming as is at least 3 degrees higher than the one it replaced. Perhaps the old one was off.
This product was not available in store. The one in store had a Wifi capability as well - we did not need that so purchased this on line because it was less expensive. Lowes had same product but a min. order of 6 units! Home Depot wins :)
Overall, spend a little more and get a much more user friendly device like this one - you use it everyday and will appreciate it - hard to believe how out dated models are still being sold
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ogaugerick Great Product For The Price
This thermostat was easy to install and easier to program, just set it and forget it.
March 14, 2015