About the MyDome Light Switch Timer

The Light Switch Timer - The easiest way to realistically light your home during the evenings whether you are out with friends, away on holiday, working late or just want to come home to a welcoming light. Helping you keep your home safe.

Easy DIY installation in 1 minute

Absolutely no wiring is required at all

Works on any type of light bulb

Can be used to control 1, 2 or 3 gang switches

Long battery life - Upto 2 years of daily use

Never Leave your home in the dark again.

The Light Switch Timer simply fits over any standard 1,2 or 3 gang light Switch allowing you to programme your main lights to turn On and Off multiple times a day.

There is no wiring involved and you do not need to change your existing switch. The timer simply sits over your light switch and takes less than a minute to install. There is a 30 second video at the bottom of the page.

It's always nice to come home to a welcoming light on in the house and nobody wants to come home after a fantastic holiday or a great night out to find their home has been broken into.

You can still operates the lights when you are home using the on and off buttons meaning you can leave the unit in place all winter and never have to worry about your lights when you get back after dark.

Added Security

The Light Switch Timer is approved & recommended by The Police through their Secured by Design crime prevention initiative – in recognition of its effectiveness and ability to reduce the risk of burglary.

Burglars often use the tell tale sign of a lamp on a timer as a sign that you may be out or on holiday. The Light Switch Timer is more realistic as it uses the main lights in your home. It can also be used for external security lighting, or on the porch as a welcoming light when you get.

Programs and Usage Explained

The 24-Hour, 7-Day Digital Timer enables you to program your lights to switch on/off at specified times, over individual days or across a combination of days.

You can set up to 9 different program combinations allowing you to recreate usual activity in the home whilst you’re away.

A random feature – which will turn the lights on and off for a short period at random times during the early hours of the morning.

The unit can be installed on switches with one, two or three switches (gangs as they are called). It even allows you to select which of the switches you want to operate on the timer by simply installing or removing the control wheels at the rear of the unit.

Reducing your energy bills

Programming your lights to only come on when required can also save you money. Not leaving lights on when not required will help the environment too.

Remember burglars don't have day jobs - Leaving a visible light on during the day alerts that you are out and won’t be back till late.

Leaving your lights on during the winter months and running just one 100 watt bulb for 7 hours a day with electricity prices at 11p per kWh would cost over £14 pounds. And produce over 50KG of CO2 Emissions in one year!

100% Happy Guarantee

Our automatic lighting timer switch is built to last, using high quality materials. All our products are vigorously tested to ensure reliability and come with the Switched-On Products guarantee. We are so confident that you will like our new Light Switch Timer we offer a 100% Happy Guarantee.

This means if you not completely satisfied with the Light Switch Timer simply return it to us for a full refund.
Even after you’ve opened the packaging - as otherwise how would you know, how great it is?

We will even cover the return postage costs.

When The Clocks Go Back Burglaries Increase by 38%

Invest in a Light Switch Timer for added security and peace of mind and never return to a dark home again.

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  • Q: Will it work with my light switch?

    A: The Light Switch Timer has been tested on all “standard” light switches.

    If your light switch is similar to ones below then you will be able to control them with our Light Switch Timer.

    Compatible with single, double and triple standard switches

    The Light Switch Timer is not compatible with:

    • Large Brass switches Ornamental switches larger then 9cm across
    • Flat plat or low profile switches
    • Dimmer switches

    The Dimensions are Height 130mm * Width 95mm * Depth 53mm

  • Q: Can I choose which switches the unit controls?

    A: Yes on double or triple gang switches you can place either one or two or three control wheels on the switches you want to operate. So you can choose to only operate one switch on a three gang switch.

  • Q: Do I need to know about wiring to install the Light Switch Timer?

    A: You will not be accessing or exposing any wiring during the installation process – it is however, always a good precaution before attempting any installation to turn off the electricity supply at the main fuse box during installation of the cradle.

  • Q: I'm going on holiday for 3 weeks – can I use the Light Switch Timer?

    A: First check the wheels go up & down when the on off button is pressed.

    Ensure the wheel is installed in the correct slot for the switch you want to operate.

    After you have checked the above you may need to install the small the “n” shaped plastic insert into the cradle before reinstalling.

    The unit should now successfully operate your switch.

    Should you still have trouble just get in touch.

Customer Reviews

Great little machine this. Easy to program, many program options and easy to fit (no wiring to mess with). Enables you to time light switches to come on and go off.

Reviewed on Amazon

Such a great product. So easy to install and use. We use it daily, had mine installed for the past 6 months and it has worked flawlessly.

Reviewed on Amazon

This timer is easy to fit and reasonably easy to program. The instructions are written in good English (not a foreign translation) and take you step by step through the programming sequence.

Product Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars

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  1. Agi

    5 out of 5 Great!

    Easy to fit and easy to set up, Excellent Security switch

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  2. Mr M C Durbin

    5 out of 5 excellent product

    Recommended if you are looking for an easily installed security switch timer, but take note of the warning that it doesn’t fit non standard switches… An excellent product.

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  3. SquareRoot

    5 out of 5 worked brilliantly

    Works really well though I find I have to look at the instructions each time I want to programme it well. Had a small issue when it wouldn’t flick the switch but by using the enclosed packers it was a doddle to adjust the light switch relative to the timer – hey presto! worked brilliantly.

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  4. J.Smith

    5 out of 5 Very pleased

    I have a house bunny and was worried about leaving her in the dark while I was away from work. especially during the winter season. Set up without a problem and works exceptionally well – the light goes on as scheduled. I have not had a single problem with this product. Very pleased.

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  5. Pauline Clarke

    5 out of 5 Five Stars

    Excellent

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  6. Aries_p11

    5 out of 5 Great product!!

    Great product!! I bought this for when I travel. Worked a treat! I felt more at ease being away over 2 weeks.

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  7. paul wells

    Doesnt work on metal face plates, wired correct, just doesn't roll over switches correctly when set to 2 switches.

    Picture of metal face plate and cradle

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    • paul wells

      Please ignore my above review, Nadeem messaged me to try the 2 spacers provided and it works A1!!!

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    • paul wells

      Hoped this would work for the cost of it, but it doesn’t work on metal face plates, everything set properly, wheels on rocker set to double switch, when it rolls over face plate swithes it only turns one on, then when off is pressed it does turn it off. Not impressed especially for cost.

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  8. Sam Kellu

    5 out of 5 Simple DIY installation; great idea.

    What a brilliant idea! A great product if you have standard light switches, but take note of the seller’s warning about non-standard ones.

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  9. andrew jones

    5 out of 5 Great product!

    Very simple, but fully functional. Programming very flexible. A well thought out and good quality product. I will probably buy another one to cover other areas of the house. Just make sure your light switches are compatible.

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  10. Dave

    4 out of 5 Really Good

    Really good design to retrofit on a lightswitch, not the sexiest thing to have on the wall, but definitely functional and does what it says. A new light and wiring was an option, but this is a great easy option, very easy to fit and use/programme.

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  11. maty8

    5 out of 5 Excellent, very impressed, highly recommend, now have 3! Perfect especially when away,

    Easy to set up, although at first I got it to switch the lights on but not off, so I adjusted the cogs into a different position than the instructions & added the part that makes it sit out a little ( you’ll know what I’m on about if you buy one!) it worked perfectly. I’ve posted some photos to show the item.. I initially thought it was a bit bulky and intended to take it off & just use it while away on holidays or in the winter to turn on garden lights but I’ve got used to it and have left it as it looks like a heating control panel. I am so impressed that I ordered another for our porch & one for our under cupboard kitchen lights which is a 3 switch, (only need it to switch on 1) There’s multiple time settings, and you can manually switch on/off. I thought the price about right even if it is just made from plastic, it would be extremely costly to have our light switches replaced to do the same job, I can’t see the point of having a temperature gauge though. It is a little noisy ‘whirring’ when switching on & off, but that’s hardly what I call a problem. i have used them on 1 switch, 2 switch and 3 switch plates. One review said they had to buy batteries but all of my 3 orders came with batteries. Company is excellent to deal with.

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  12. tech guru

    5 out of 5 Switched on and de-lighted!

    What a clever little device. I needed a timer for the hall lights but my old one would not work as I had new LED bulbs. So, I saw this one which uses a motor to switch on a simple on/off switch. I had to remove the old timer and replace it with a a normal switch but assuming you already have one in situ, there is no wiring to be done. Simply loosen the screws and slip the cradle under the edges and tighten up the screws again. Now, pop 2 batteries (not supplied) into the unit, adjust the wheels for either a 1, 2 or 3 switch gang, programme the unit and slide into the cradle. Tested by hitting the on button, turned the light on accompanied by a loud whirring sound from the device as the wheel hit the old rocker switch. Obviously, the same happens when switching off. That noise might wake someone up if the switch is in or near a bedroom. It would certainly scare a burglar if they had entered the house!

    But, one word of warning, if you are using this in conjunction with a configuration that allows eg a hall light to be switched on and off upstairs and downstairs, it will confuse the unit if you do either from the other switch. So, you need to ignore the other switch (unless there is an emergency and you need light immediately). I will get round this by setting the off time late on after I have gone to bed (I used to switch the downstairs light off from the switch at the top of the stairs).

    Hope this all makes sense and I would recommend this device especially if you intend to use LED bulbs.

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  13. Bobzog

    5 out of 5 Brilliant Solution

    A brilliant idea. You will need to read the programming guide carefully.

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  14. Jerremy G

    5 out of 5 Brilliant timer switch

    Brilliant timer switch, easy to use and install. Feel safer leaving the house knowing the lights will come on automatically

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  15. Theres Keller

    Question

    (verified owner)

    Does it work on hallogen bulbs? It doesn’t with me.

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      The Light switch timer is a mechanical device is a battery powered device that does not require direct access to the mains electrics to work. For this reason the unit is compatible with all light bulbs.

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  16. Scott Sinclair

    5 out of 5 Exactly what i wanted!

    Delighted with this buy! Used it on a standard 3 switch panel. Very easy to fit. Had to unscrew the screws but is extremely easy. Only slightly noisy when turning on/off, otherwise silent. Display is nice showing day, time and temp. Can manually turn on/off with buttons on display. The only draw back is all light switches either turn on/off, you can’t work them independently of each other.

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  17. Slick Wellies

    5 out of 5 Easy to use

    Easy to programme and attach, had it setup and running on an outside light for a couple of months, works great. Recommended.

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  18. Mr David Scott

    5 out of 5 Five Stars

    Great idea, easy to fit and set up.

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  19. dave

    5 out of 5 Easy to fit

    Easy to fit and use requiring just a screwdriver to adjust light switch screws. The timer switch fits on top of normal rocker switch.

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  20. Nick

    5 out of 5 Had to buy another light switch

    Mostly this is a good little unit, particularly helped by avoiding any involvement with wiring.
    First fit – nothing happened. Added both packers – still nothing happened. I then had to buy a new lightswitch. The original (Tenby) switch must have been low-profile at 7mm thickness. I got a new switch at B&Q at ~9mm overall thickness and this worked, after adding one of the packers.
    The application was to provide some random evening operation of a kitchen light in an empty property. I was disappointed that the Random function could not cater for this as it is programmed just for a varying 3 minutes at different times each night between 1am and 5am, meant to simulate loo trips for a bathroom. As the unit has 9 programmes, I was able to get round this by programming varying kettle trips each evening on top of fixed meal preparation and bed time drink.
    The unit is electro-mechanical with a wheel running down / up the switch to activate it. Hopefully it should be durable.
    Overall it seems to be a well thought through design with on / off override buttons. Could have been better with a sustained hold on hours / minutes button to advance rather than a push per increment.
    If the property is occasionally empty then the unit is easy to install into the cradle sitting on the switch. When you return all you need do is remove the switch from the cradle to go back to easy access to the basic lightswitch.

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  21. kev

    Question

    Can you confirm how to change the temperature reading i.e. deg. F to deg. C?

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Kev,

      Holding down the Min button for 10 seconds toggles between the two different temperature units of measure.

      please view our quick programming guide for any other handy features you may have missed:

      http://lightswitchtimer.co.uk/clocks-going-back-time-programme-lights/

      Many thanks,
      Oliver

      Customer service team

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  22. Mr. P. Smith

    Question

    Would you be considering a version of this timer that could operate the switches individually at different times?

    Mydome customer service:

    Hi Mr Smith,

    Switched On Products is in the process of designing a new light switch timer. Programming individual lights is a feature that is being considered.
    All customers will be notified of the new model when its ready.

    Many thanks,
    Oliver Queen

    Customer service team

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  23. Mr. P. Smith

    5 out of 5 A very clever idea.

    I’ve had this product in use for almost a year. It is incredibly easy to fit and use, and easy to programme (compared to most other timers I’ve tried). The fact that you can simply lift it out of the cradle at any time and use the switches normally makes it ideal for anyone who’s tried to use a built-in electronic timer manually. Whoever designed it deserves recognition; a very original answer to a decades-old problem, and one I have no hesitation in recommending unreservedly.

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    • Dorothy Paling

      Can you put it on wall plugs

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Dorothy,

      The light switch timer is the practical upgrade to the traditional timer plug, it has been designed to work on the mains lights only i.e. lights controlled with a wall switch. They cant be used like the traditional timer plugs used on lamps.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen

      Customer service team

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  24. Bernard

    Question

    can this unit be used to light the traditional fluorescent tube?

    Answer:

    Hi Bernard,

    The light switch timer works with any light that’s on a standard switch plate. As long as the light can be activated using a standard ‘light switch’ on the wall i.e. a light connected to the mains electric then the light switch timer can be used to programme those lights in your absence.

    Many thanks,
    Oliver

    Customer service team

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  25. Simon

    Question

    Hi are you able to provide any extra rubber rings that go around the wheels please?

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Simon,

      We are more than happy to send out some additional wheels to you. Please send an email to customerservice@lightswitchtimer.co.uk with your address stated within the email and our team will have those sent out to you immediately.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen

      Customer service team

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  26. Robert Dunbar

    Question

    I purchased one of your timers a couple of years ago and very pleased with it

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  27. John Vivian

    Question

    Does this product turn lights on-off where a dimmer switch is installed with a press for on and press again for off?

    Answer:

    Hi John,

    The light switch timer is not compatible with dimmer switches. Please view the FAQ section found on the light switch timer product page for a few examples of the switches it is compatible with.

    Many thanks,
    Oliver Queen

    Customer service team

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi john,

      The light switch timer is not compatible with dimmer switches. Please view the FAQ section found on the light switch timer product page for a few examples of the switches it is compatible with.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen
      Customer service team

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  28. Brian Mallalieu

    Question

    The unit has been working OK for a year or so & now won’t switch the light on. It seems as though the wheels are not going down just far enough (despite the cradle still being as hitherto. With 2 Duracell AAs fitted I observe that by the time the on-cycle finishes, the wheels are against the top battery, which could do with being lower in it’s housing! I noted the suggestion in the manual about the ‘n’ shaped insert but couldn’t see from the photo where they are fitted. Any ideas what is amiss and how to solve, please? I also note that the eliptical cam stops just after its full travel, but unsure if that’s relevant or how to re-locate it perpendicular?

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Brian,

      Thank you for getting in contact.

      Could you please send a picture of your light switch timer to the following address – One of our specialist will be able to pick this case up for you and resolve it to your satisfaction.

      Customer.service@lightswitchtimer.co.uk

      We look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Many thanks

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  29. eric youd

    Question

    can the switch still be used as a normal light switch

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Eric,

      The light switch timer has a manual on & off switch so that lights can be operated as usual.

      Many thanks,
      Customer service team

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  30. Graham Baldwin

    5 out of 5 Five Stars

    This is a very good buy easy to use and does a good job

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  31. Graham Baldwin

    5 out of 5 Five Stars

    This is a very good buy easy to use and does a good job

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  32. KnightV

    4 out of 5 Useful product

    Good points: Good quality product, Very easy to install, multiple on off times possible. There are buttons for manual on and off so tou can just keep it installed if you want.

    Not so good points: bit larger then i expected, motor slight noisy when it switches on or off, needs resets now and then.

    Usage tips: if planning to use while away suggest you check display for the days of week and am/pm times.

    Overall good and useful product.

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  33. Craig Thompson

    5 out of 5 Five Stars

    Easy to fit, no wiring or electrical experience needed. Great little product to aid security..

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  34. happy buyer

    4 out of 5 Purchased light switch timer (LST) to solve a particular problem ...

    Purchased light switch timer (LST) to solve a particular problem.I had a PIR light in outdoor passageway, however also had boiler flue in passageway.The products of combustion were constantly triggering PIR. Changed to switched bulk head light controlled by LST, problem solved.However it has the advantage of being able to move LTS to another location in minutes.Very versatile product.

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  35. Ben777

    5 out of 5 5 stars

    Neat and simple. Just the job

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  36. Aries_p11

    5 out of 5 Great product!!

    Great product!! I bought this for when I travel. Worked a treat! I felt more at ease being away over 2 weeks.

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  37. Mrs Gina Cornock

    5 out of 5 What a great little gadget

    This is a great little gadget to make your home more secure from would be intruders. Especially great as it needs no special wiring just battery operated.

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  38. IAN BAILEY

    5 out of 5

    THIS IS A VERY VERSATILE AND USER-FRIENDLY PRODUCT. SAFE AND EASY TO INSTALL EVEN FOR AN UNACCOMPLISHED D.I.Y.ER. EASY TO PROGRAM EVEN FOR A TECHNOPHOBE AND A GOOD RANGE OF PROGRAMS WITH THE OPTION OF MANUAL ON/OFF FOR CONVENTIONAL USE.

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  39. By Stephen Higginson

    5 out of 5

    does what it says on the tin

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    • Maggie

      Whats the plastic n for insert ??

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Maggie,

      Clear plastic n shaped inserts are designed for use on slightly slimmer switch plates and used to increase the depth of them. The light switch timer wheels should roll over the entire face of your switch and the n shaped inserts help to do this when the wheel clips your switch instead.

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  40. bob

    5 out of 5 Such a simple but effective security deterent!

    a simple battery powered motorised switch mechanism which can be used for single,2 or 3 pole panel by adding or removing the wheels within the assembly, took minutes to install, slightly longer to set times as there are many options,now installed it works, note the motor operation is audible.

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  41. lara

    4 out of 5

    Great product , would be 5 stars except it needs more spacers supplied to work with my light switches so I had to make some more of may own, they just need to supply a few more or a selection of thicknesses. Prompt reply to email from inventor. If battery life is as great as quoted this is a great design overall and works with all bulb types.

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  42. CP Journet

    5 out of 5 I wish i thought of this!

    I ordered this because I wanted a product that was able to cope with LED bulbs and the electronic replacement light switches you can get won’t work with low wattage LED bulbs One small point to note is that it does project beyond the original light switch about 30mm. Brilliant idea which works well – highly recommended.

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  43. William Gentles

    5 out of 5 Solves an everyday security problem

    A simple battery powered motorised switch mechanism which can be used for single,2 or 3 pole panel by adding or removing the wheels within the assembly, took minutes to install, slightly longer to set times as there are many options,now installed it works, note the motor operation is audible.

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  44. Mr Adam Wilkie

    5 out of 5 Simplicity is key!

    Timer was easy to set up and install. Has worked well since. Very reliable.

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  45. Shirley Legg

    Question

    I have lights outside the house , will it operate them? Do you need separate devices for differaent rooms

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      The light switch timer can operate any lights that are controlled using a switch plate. This includes lights that are outside and inside.

      The light switch timer sits on top of your existing switch plate and therefore controls all the switches on that particular plate i.e. if its a 1,2 or 3 gang switch you can choose if not all of them which ones you wish to control. To control more than one rooms lights you will require additional light switch timers; one for each switch plate you wish to programme.

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  46. Doug Carhart.

    Question

    If I have an Electricity power cut will it wipe out the pre selected timings on my switch.

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Doug,

      The light switch timer is battery operated device and therefore works independently to the mains power supply. If you experience a power cut the light switch timer will remain active and so will all your timetabled programmes. Your programmes will only be erased if the batteries are removed for more than one minute or if you decide to change them yourself.

      I hope this helps but if you have any other questions please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

      Many thanks,
      Customer service team

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  47. Dougie

    5 out of 5 Great

    One of the best security devices I have ever bought very easy to install and very easy to set up and also a good price

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  48. W Kimble

    5 out of 5 EASY TO INSTALL AND WORKS WELL

    We have 2 outside lights a nice porch light and a garage flood light. It always seemed a waste to have them both on at the same time. So I have this setup so that the floodlight comes on at midnight for security when the other one goes off. It has been working a treat for a number of weeks now with no issues and took seconds to setup.

    This is a fantastic gadget which is very easy to use. It works on a normal light switch and turns the switch on and off according to preset times by means of a small wheel/cog powered by standard AA batteries. It allows you to time a main light to turn on and off when you are out avoiding the need to plug in a lamp. A much better idea, especially if you have pets that could knock a lamp over. You can easily override the timer by pushing an on/off switch on the unit. It is installed simply by slipping a plastic cradle over a light switch and the placing the timer unit in the cradle with the cog wheel lined up with the switch. The unit can stay in place continuously or be removed if desired. It does make a whirring noise turning the switch on and off but it is only a second or so of noise. There are 9 separate programme opportunities over 7 days allowing almost any combinations of timings on different days. There is also a random function which turns the light on in the night at random times for about 3 minutes each time. This is useful if you are away as it mimics someone getting up in the middle of the night for a comfort break. I would suggest not using this feature if you are at home otherwise the noise might disturb you. The unit can be adjusted to move 1, 2 or 3 cogs at the same time depending on how many rocker switches are on the light control.

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      One of the best security devices I have ever bought very easy to install and very easy to set up and also a good price

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  49. Jane

    Question

    Are the batteries in the unit replaceable?

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Jane,

      The batteries in the light switch timer are replaceable. You can usually expect up to 18 months worth of usage on a set of AA batteries. When battery power is low the LCD screen will show a battery icon indicating to you that you should consider changing your batteries soon.

      Many thanks,
      Customer service team

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  50. Wayne

    Question

    Can you explain how the switch on the wall is pushed to the on position please

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      The light switch timer is a mechanical device that sits on top of your existing switch plate and physically rolls over the switch for you. As a battery powered device it does not require any wiring and for this reason is compatible with all types of bulbs.

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  51. robert dunbar

    Question

    I,ve set my timer for 7 days, if I activate the random night timer will it upset my other settings.

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Robert,

      The light switch timer random feature works in conjunction with your programmed timetable. If one of the random programmes conflicts with an existing programme then that particular programme takes precedent in that instance only.
      I hope this helps but if you have any other questions please feel free to ask and I will be more than happy to help.

      Oliver Queen
      Customer service team

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  52. Lambert

    3 out of 5 Good but noisy

    It works well and is easy to program but it is very noisy when it operates the switch

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  53. A.Lawson

    5 out of 5 A fabulous way to improve security of your house

    A fabulous way to improve security of your house whilst you are away or to have lights on when you arrive home. The fitting of this unit is so easy – which is what attracted me to it. It’s well thought out and easy to programme.

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  54. Jenzz

    5 out of 5 Easy to fit and also to set times

    Arrived promptly. Easy to fit and also to set times. Works reliably. I have been recommending to friends and family.

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  55. Daya Perera

    Question

    Is this timer limited to 1 week?

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Daya,

      The light switch timer uses a rolling week time table. Your schedule is set for one week and this continues to roll over in the future until you decide to change it or deactivate it.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen

      Customer service team

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  56. P.T.Dawson

    4 out of 5 Does what it says on the tin

    Does just as discribed. It did not fit in the place i wanted but I’m sure this is an isolated problem as the switch is now installed and working perfectly.

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  57. Tim Gardner

    4 out of 5 Because they are battery operated they are not affected by powercuts so are better than the socket timers of old

    This is a really clever solution to a regular problem. The timers are a bit tricky to setup I found but they reward the effort. Because they are battery operated they are not affected by powercuts so are better than the socket timers of old. If you’re away from home a lot you should have 2 or 3 of these

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  58. MNA

    3 out of 5 good idea..

    A really great idea but I can only get it to work on standard light switches. Most rooms in my house have a metal switch which is slightly slimmer than a standard white plastic switch. I couldn’t get this to work on any of those.
    I also thought this was pretty expensive for what it is, especially as I couldn’t get it to work on most of my light switches.

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  59. John

    4 out of 5 Bulky, but effective

    A bit bulky, but it does the job. Note that if you are using it on a dual or triple switch then you can select which switches are controlled by this by adding/removing wheels. However all selected switches will operate on the same timers. Any switch not selected will not turn on or off with device and the only way to operate these unused switches is to remove the unit. Removing the unit is no hardship and for us the particular set of switches are rarely used so it isn’t a big deal. However I can imagine it could become annoying if this timer is used on an often used switch and you have to keep removing the unit to get at switches not on the timer.

    It would get 5 stars if switches could be on individual timers and if switches could be individually triggered without removing the unit.

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  60. Wendy Kimble

    5 out of 5 Easy to install and works well

    This is a fantastic gadget which is very easy to use. It works on a normal light switch and turns the switch on and off according to preset times by means of a small wheel/cog powered by standard AA batteries. It allows you to time a main light to turn on and off when you are out avoiding the need to plug in a lamp. A much better idea, especially if you have pets that could knock a lamp over. You can easily override the timer by pushing an on/off switch on the unit. It is installed simply by slipping a plastic cradle over a light switch and the placing the timer unit in the cradle with the cog wheel lined up with the switch. The unit can stay in place continuously or be removed if desired. It does make a whirring noise turning the switch on and off but it is only a second or so of noise. There are 9 separate programme opportunities over 7 days allowing almost any combinations of timings on different days. There is also a random function which turns the light on in the night at random times for about 3 minutes each time. This is useful if you are away as it mimics someone getting up in the middle of the night for a comfort break. I would suggest not using this feature if you are at home otherwise the noise might disturb you. The unit can be adjusted to move 1, 2 or 3 cogs at the same time depending on how many rocker switches are on the light control.

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  61. Bryn Owen

    Question

    I want to use this on a two gang switch. I want to use it to switch on and off an outside light on timer. However I want to be able to switch the second switch controlling a hall light manually. Does this unit allow me to do this? Thanks

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Dear Bryn,

      The light switch timer can not be used to control lights independently. In this instance you would need to remove the unit from the cradle and use the switch manually when you are home, returning the unit to the cradle when you leave the house and want to use the timer.

      This would of course entirely depend on how you intend to use the product and appreciate it may not be practical for situations where you want to use the timer for security lighting when you are home.

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  62. Edward Berry

    Question

    How do you program the random feature?

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi,

      Please scroll through the programmes feature until your reach ‘Prog 0’. This is the random feature. When this is visible please use the manual on/off buttons to activate or deactivate this feature.

      instructions:
      – Press prog button multiple times to scroll through different programme features i.e. prog 1 on, prog 1 off, prog 2 on, prog 2 off etc
      – After prog 9 off you will see the screen Prog 0
      – Press the manual on/off buttons to activate or deactivate this feature.
      – Press enter to save and return to defualt screen (current day & time)

      Customer service team
      Mydome
      Switched On Products

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  63. Ian Salisbury

    Question

    How many watts does it tack to run, I have many electrical items on stand by, The back ground watts of these cost £150 per year,
    This is about 0.15Kw, most of other switches take 0.04Kw to run the timer,
    How electrical energy does this unit take to run the timer?.
    Ian Salisbury

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Ian,

      The light switch timer is a battery operated product and therefore does not use any of the mains electrics. The 2AA batteries are estimated to last you anywhere between 18-24 months and a low battery indicator shows when battery power is low and you should consider changing batteries.

      I hope this answers your question but please feel free to contact us if you have any more.

      Customer service number: 0203 6370856

      Many thanks,
      Customer service team

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  64. scaniaman

    Question

    my light switch works back to front so it goes on up and off down will it still work

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi,

      Your switch plate appears to have been installed upside down.

      When turning the lights on the switch should be pressed ‘down’.
      When turning lights off the switch should be pressed ‘up’.

      This can be easily resolved. You will need to turn your switch plate 180 degrees. You wont have to do any wiring. Upon doing so your light switch timer will work as per normal.

      If you have any questions please feel free to send an email through to our support team: customerservice@lightswitchtimer.co.uk alternatively give our customer service number a call on: 0203 6370856

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen

      Customer service team

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  65. David

    Question

    Think these timers are very good, however a little disappointed that they tend to fail on the mechanical action after about 24 months. Is this normal?

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  66. Rose

    Question

    Would mydome work on screwless switch panels?

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    • mydome

      Admin (verified owner)

      Hi Rose,

      The light switch timer needs to be tightened to the switch plate and the wall. Screw less switch plates tend to be loose and for this reason we would not recommend using the light switch timer on this style switch plate.

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