Light Switch Timer shuts off at set times

by Ally

Usually when I leave town there are certain lights that I’ll leave on in the house.  The bad part about that is that it means I’m using energy all day long when the lights really don’t need to be on.  Instead of going that route you could have a light switch that’s programmed to come on at a paticular time and then shuts off at the time of your choosing.  It’ll help give the appearance that you’re home.  You could also set the light up in your bedroom if you wake up while the sun is still down to help you drag yourself out of bed.

This easily mounts to your light switch by screwing into the bottom hole of the light switch.  It has an LCD control panel, which is how you control the exact time the light will flip on or off.  It can flip the lights on or off up to 9 times a day.  To keep it running it needs two AA batteries.  To pick one up it’ll cost you $39.95 through Hammacher Schlemmer.

Source: OhGizmo

3 reviews or comments

Skeptic Says: July 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm

This is pretty lame – there are plenty of cheaper lamp timers with more interesting features all over the place. For $5 you could buy the Intermatic TN811C that could turn the lights on and off 12 times per 24 hour period. Or to further confuse burglers there are devices that turn the lights on and off at random times, such as the $15 device you yourself, Ally, reviewed at

Frank Says: November 11, 2011 at 6:53 am

This is just what I have been looking for. By the way skeptic, lamp timers are great and cheap. But they don’t work on porch lights or lights wired in your home on a switch. I have been wanting something to tur my garage carraige lights on. A lamp timer will not do that.

Jim Says: April 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

Skeptic, I have to agree with Frank. I looked all over for this type of switch and all the ones you mentioned do not work on existing hard wired porch switches. This product works excellently for this application. Your comment is ignorant to the purpose of the switch and therefore your comment is lame. To bad it appears that the product is no longer available.

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