Light Switch Timer.


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Old 01-17-17, 04:02 PM
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Light Switch Timer.

I have a light that I would like to control (ON & OFF) with a timer switch that can be set. I don't think a day/night photocell will work here. Right now there are two conventional switches (the one I want to replace with a timer and one other one) installed within this switch box, so the timer would have to be "installable" in one side. Can anyone here suggest an affordable, durable, reliable timer switch that will work for me here? I'll be really grateful for any help.

Thanks. By the way, this is a great site.
 
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Old 01-17-17, 05:48 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I've installed a bunch of these timers available at the depot. Made by GE. They're easy to install and only a little tricky to program. They do require a neutral connection so you would need to check for a white splice in the box first. Works with all types of lights. Will work in single switch OR 3 way switch applications.

You can get a combo plate so it can be installed next to a regular switch.

GE 3-Way Sunsmart In-Wall Digital Timer-15312 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 01-18-17, 05:18 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, Pete. That looks like it will suit me just fine and it's a lot cheaper than some of the ones I've been looking at on Amazon. I'm sure the box has a neutral line going to it and I found a double plate online to accommodate both this switch and the standard one. Will there be any problems using the box that's already in place?

And thanks again.
 
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Old 01-19-17, 06:32 PM
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Looks like a very similar timer.


Your existing box should be fine for your new timer.
 
 

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