Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CalcProgrammer1 Incredibly useful year round, hacker friendly!
These outlets are incredibly useful both indoors and out, all year round. They only seem to go on sale around Christmas time so I've made sure to buy all the sets I can. I use these for Christmas lights outdoors while I have another few sets of the indoor version of these outlets controlling my Christmas lights and lamps throughout the house indoors. They are reliable, compact, and easy to use.
Probably the best thing about these, however, is how hacker friendly they are. If you're into electronics and DIY, you can build a transmitter for these and control up to 16 outlets from your PC with under $10 worth of parts. They use a simple remote control protocol over a 315MHz radio frequency that you can readily buy cheap transmitters and receivers for. I built such a transmitter that is capable of controlling 12 outlets (units 1, 2, and 3 each from channels A, B, C, and D) and plugs into USB. I can then control my lights from my phone wherever I am. Awesome!
If you plan on buying multiple sets, make sure you don't buy two of the same channel (this applies to the white indoor version as well as the black outdoor version - an indoor CH A and an outdoor CH A will interfere with each other). They have little stickers indicating the channel on them. I have indoor sets A, B, and D and outdoor set C which covers everything I need.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe85 Purchased after I saw a friend that had them
3 pack of indoor/outdoor remote relays for a reasonable price they are great so far! I have them set up in my livingroom to control lights all around the room. I will pick up another set to run christmas lights soon here. A Lot more versatility than just decorations (1000 watts per relay). I would recommend these to anyone. As far as the range goes on them, they reach anywhere in my house. Another neat feature that I found after some investigation pay attention to the letter on the bottom right of the remote. Make sure you get a different channel if you want another set. The only thing I wish was a little different was more info in the packaging. Im surfing the net currently to see if I can integrate them somehow with a home automation setup
October 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by J5J1 Works great
works as advertised. Easy to set up and use. The only thing that I did't like is the bright power on LED, I covered it with black tape.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JaneandTom728 Green and Secure
I initially bought the remote control for turning on and off my christmas decorations, but soon found additional usage. I have my heated bird feeder on remote control as well as a light in the living room. I can now turn on a light in the house from my car which provides another level of security. This three pack is really a great investment.
December 11, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheBull great product
We used these in a church Christmas play to control lights. Worked great!
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Papabear Great for bad backs
Great for Xmas lights. I am tired of bending over to unplug light strings.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrannyJo Love Remotes
Using this remote for Christmas decorations. It's really nice to be able to stand at my front door and turn everything on/off instead of having to go out and plug in at night and unplug in the morning. Very easy to use....will probably go back and get another set to use for the back yard decorations.
November 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatJ Three Pack Wireless Remote
This is the best buy we've made in a long time. We had a need for remotes for our outdoor Christmas lights and used three remotes in the past. This year one didn't work.
Checking on line found this remote and it is outstanding. All three displays can be lit up from one spot in the hallway; two in the front yard and one in the back. Really super.
December 11, 2010