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Easy To Install Light Switch Timer Does The Flicking For You

Easy To Install Light Switch Timer Does The Flicking For You

Light Switch Timer (Image courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)
By Andrew Liszewski

If you can unscrew a face plate, then you can install this timer which simply screws into the bottom hole of your standard wall-mounted light switch. As you can see in the product shot it sits over the actual switch and will physically flick it on or off at preset times and intervals, perfect for conserving electricity or making it appear as if someone is home while you’re not. And while no wiring or electrical skills are needed, a basic grasp of alarm clock programming is required to setup when the device does its thing. There’s also a manual override that lets you turn the switch on or off regardless of the time, and since it doesn’t tap into your home’s electrical wiring in any way, you’ll also need to occasionally swap out a set of AA batteries to keep it running. $39.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer.

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  • sario27

    Hmmmm trying to think of a reason why I need this… because I want it… I wonder though if there is a way to by-pass the battery set up and rig it to run off your home power. It would take some soldering but might be worth it if I ever figure out what exactly I need this for..