Installing Programmable Light Switch


Old 11-17-13, 04:06 PM
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Installing Programmable Light Switch

Please see attached picture of my light switch wall plate. There are 4 toggle on-off light switches. The two vertical switches on the left are for interior lights, and the two horizontal switches on the right are for exterior lights (one for front porch and the other for pole light in front yard). I want to be able to control the 2 exterior lights (the 2 horizontal switches) with a programmable type light switch - the type that can detect your sunset/sunrise times by inputting your latitude & longitude. I think most such programmable units are only for a single switch. Any suggestions for accomplishing this with minimal effort/in the easiest way? It would be fine for both exterior lights to be programmed on the same schedule. Pls keep in mind I'm a DIY dummy. Thank you.
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Old 11-17-13, 05:20 PM
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You would remove the double switch and install a single time clock in it's place. I would imagine with all those switches you would be sure to have a neutral in the switch box.

Both lights would be controlled together from the one timer.

In the following link is a unit that doesn't even require a neutral.
Tork SS700Z Astronomical 7-Day Programmable In-Wall Timer

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