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.

83 reviews for Light Switch Timer

  1. Brian Mallalieu

    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?

    • mydome (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

  2. Bernard

    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

  3. kev

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

    • mydome (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

  4. Mr. P. Smith

    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

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr. P. Smith

    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.

    • Dorothy Paling

      Can you put it on wall plugs

      • mydome (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

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    KnightV

    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.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Thompson

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

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    happy buyer

    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.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Graham Baldwin

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

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Graham Baldwin

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

  11. John Vivian

    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

    • mydome (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

  12. eric youd

    can the switch still be used as a normal light switch

    • mydome (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

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nick

    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.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    dave

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

    • Steve Bridger

      Do I need a doctorate in electrical engineering or have I missed something here? We are away for long periods with a lifetime on cruises so it isn’t easy to get home to find its gone off by accident or someone has broken into. Please enlighten me in words on 2 syllables or less. My brain shuts down my eyes show ‘Tilt’ and I shake violently when I get computer info from the ‘greys’ and I have to laydown and recover in which time I have forgotten what the greys have said.

      • mydome (verified owner)

        Hi Steve,

        The light switch timer is a retro fit timer that sits on top of your existing light switch. It uses a simple 7 day programme that you can choose to activate lights. Upon being activated it physically rolls over your switch turning lights on or off. To put it simply the light switch timer mimics the same action your finger would do when turning the lights on and off. The only difference being your presence will not be required!

        You can have individual days programmed or the entire week. The timetable works on a 7 day week. This remains your active timetable until you decide to change it i.e. programmes will run continuously beyond the first week.

        Battery life is expected to last between 12-18 months so you shouldn’t find your changing those often. A low battery indicator becomes visible when power is low so you are aware its time to change them.

        I hope this all helps but should you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help.

  15. paul wells

    Picture of metal face plate and cradle

    • paul wells

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

    • 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.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam Kellu

    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.

    • val hall

      great product if you can reset it I have tried everywhere to get instructions can anyone help

      • mydome (verified owner)

        Hi Val,

        To reset your light switch timer you will need a pin / paper clip.

        Just above the “day” button you will see a small hole with reset next to it. Use your paper clip / pin to press down on that button.

        You should find that the clock turns back to 12:00 am again.
        If you have any questions please feel free to get in contact through the website or alternatively use the number below to talk to one of our customer service team members.

        Customer support team: 0203 6370856

  17. Robert Dunbar

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

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pauline Clarke

    Excellent

  19. Bob

    What happens when the batteries run out while i’m on holiday? Is it smart enough to default to “OFF”? It could otherwise be a potential hazard to leave them on all the time & attract even more attention.

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi Bob,

      When battery levels are low a low battery indicator appears on your screen in the bottom left hand corner. The light switch timer has a battery life between 18 – 24 months so you shouldn’t find your self replacing them often.

      We recommend looking at the battery power status prior to going on holiday. If you find that the low power indicator is present on the screen then we advise changing the batteries before you leave. If the low power indicator is not visible then batteries won’t need to be replaced.

      I hope this helps but should you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen

      Customer service team

  20. Brian Iley

    Do you produce a version for a double light switch and can it work on fluorescent lighting

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi.

      yes – In fact the same version is usable on single,m double and triple switches. and they work with any type of light bulb.

      thanks

  21. Darren Drake

    I’ve had my timer only a few days but the clock seems to freeze not long after setting the time and then the device becomes inoperable as the buttons don’t respond either. Trying to reset doesn’t fix the problem either. Am I missing something here or is this a faulty device?

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi.

      that certainly seems like a possible fault, please email over details of your order and a member of the team will work to get this issue resolved.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony McHenry

    Have a few of these switches, excellent and easy to install. Only drawback is noise of switch going on and off if the switch is in room where you are, otherwise you don’t hear it. Fully recommend – unfortunately have not been able to locate a supplier in Dublin anymore.

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi Tony,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      We are working on having high street retailers in Dublin stock our product but in the mean time you can always purchase directly from our website. We fulfil all orders to the ROI.

      I would like to apologise for the inconvenience that is caused and hope this helps.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver

      Customer service team

  23. John Chilvers

    I have a model UK113 timer which has been working fine for a long while, but it has stopped coming on for the end of day sequence. Looking at the booklet, is thought I needed to install the N shaped insert in the cradle, but sadly I cannot find it. Do you have any spare ones available which you could send me?
    Address is J Chilvers, 10 East St, Great Gransden, Sandy SG19 3AB.

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi John,

      Our team arranged to have some inserts dispatched to you immediately.

      These have been dispatched using Royal Mail 1st class and so should be with you shortly.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver

      Customer service team

  24. paul

    can this be used with LED bulbs?

    • mydome (verified owner)

      HI Paul,

      The light switch timer can be used with all bulb types.

      Many thanks,
      David

      Customer service team

  25. Rated 2 out of 5

    D Mitchell

    I have used one of these timers for several years now without problem. So much so I just purchased an additional unit. Unfortunately I’ve had to return it to Amazon with an apparent fault. The unit would attempt to switch the light on (or off) fail and emit a loud clicking sound stoppable only by removing the unit from its holder. Tried on several light switches (which presented no problem with my old unit) with the same result. Using the n spacers only aggrevated the problem. I’m now reluctant to purchase a replacement in case there is now a subtle design fault which will re-occur. Any thoughts on what the problem could be?
    Regards

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you experienced problems with our light switch timer. Rest assured I will continue to work to your satisfaction.

      I can reassure you no change has been made to the internal components of the light switch timer. It remains the same as it was when first released. It is odd that you have experienced this issue. Under normal circumstances we would run a few tests whilst speaking to you over the phone to determine where the problem is, In the event a solution could not be found a repalcment would have been immediately processed for you. However given that the product has been returned we cant test it.

      As a valued member of our community we just want to reassure you and highlight our customer guarantee programme – If you experience issues with our product within a 1 year period we will have a replacement sent out to you immediately.

      Please remain confident in our products knowing that we will always work towards your satisfaction.

      Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help.

      Many thanks,
      Steve Redgers

      Head of customer service

  26. Billy McEnroe

    Can this timer be fitted over a normal 4 gang wall light switch? Thanks

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi Billy,

      Unfortunately the light switch timer is not compatible with a 4 gang switch. The light switch timer uses a cradle to house the timer unit. This cradle fits on top of all standard UK switches. 4 gang switches are bigger and more rectangular in shape so the cradle does not fit over them.

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

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maggie Cox

    I have programmed the timer for the week but unfortunately timed the clock as am instead of pm. Can I just change the clock time without reprogramming everything else?

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi Maggie,

      You can change the clock. Below is an extract from our quick programming guide.

      Setting the clock – quick programming guide
      press enter – then use the day/ hour / min buttons until correct time is displayed.
      Press enter

      http://lightswitchtimer.co.uk/quickprogrammingguide/

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maggie Cox

    Just a brilliant device that gives me a sense of security

  29. Paul Cordina

    I need this to operate a double pole switch on my well pump. What is the minimum working time that you can programme? Can it go down to 3-5minutes?

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi Paul,

      The light switch timer has a 24-7 timer programme so programmes can be set to minute to minute accuracy. Please note that a total of 9 programmes are available. These can be spread between multiple programmes all scheduled for the same time and days or can be set to independent days and times.

      I hope this answers your question but should you have any more please feel free to ask and I will be more than happy to help.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen

  30. Alec Turner

    Does your Mydome light switch timer allow you to switch off and on a hall light and landing light separately at different times please?

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi Alec,

      The light switch timer can not programme lights independently of each other. You can choose which lights you would like to programme however by simply placing one of the provided wheels over the switch(s) you do wish to control.

      If you have any further questions please feel free to ask or contact our customer support team on the following number.

      Customer support team: 0203 6370856

  31. Rated 1 out of 5

    Kim asals

    I bought this product recommended by my electrician. It has never worked properly since I had it. It will switch on obscure times and no switch off at all. When I try it it appears to work. But I’ve just discovered why it fails. When it switches off or in it does not go the whole way. Change batteries but it still sticks. Sometimes going off and sometimes switching on. Result lights left on all day and night Can’t attach picture will only accept from computer not my phone

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Very sorry to hear that –
      Sounds like you have received a faulty unit – I will pass on your details to customer support who will be able to arrange a replacement to be sent out.
      Hopefully we can put things right.

  32. David Mc Manus

    The rollers wont turn on either of the 2 lights I had selected, and will only turn one of them off. This despite having both plastic N units installed behind the cradle

  33. Simon

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

    • mydome (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

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aries_p11

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

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Agi

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

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    W Kimble

    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.

    • Dougie

      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

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mrs Gina Cornock

    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.

  38. Edward Berry

    How do you program the random feature?

    • mydome (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

  39. Ian Salisbury

    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

    • mydome (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

  40. robert dunbar

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

    • mydome (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

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    CP Journet

    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.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    William Gentles

    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.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr Adam Wilkie

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

  44. Rated 4 out of 5

    lara

    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.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    bob

    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.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    IAN BAILEY

    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.

  47. David

    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?

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    By Stephen Higginson

    does what it says on the tin

    • Maggie

      Whats the plastic n for insert ??

      • mydome (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.

  49. Shirley Legg

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

    • mydome (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.

  50. Wayne

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

    • mydome (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.

  51. Jane

    Are the batteries in the unit replaceable?

    • mydome (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

  52. Doug Carhart.

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

    • mydome (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

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dougie

    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

  54. scaniaman

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

    • mydome (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

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr M C Durbin

    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.

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerremy G

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

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    SquareRoot

    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.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    J.Smith

    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.

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    andrew jones

    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.

  60. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dave

    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.

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott Sinclair

    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.

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Slick Wellies

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

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr David Scott

    Great idea, easy to fit and set up.

  64. Theres Keller (verified owner)

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

    • mydome (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.

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    maty8

    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.

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    tech guru

    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.

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bobzog

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

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben777

    Neat and simple. Just the job

  69. Rose

    Would mydome work on screwless switch panels?

    • mydome (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.

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aries_p11

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

  71. Rated 3 out of 5

    MNA

    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.

  72. Rated 4 out of 5

    John

    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.

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wendy Kimble

    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.

  74. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tim Gardner

    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

  75. Rated 4 out of 5

    P.T.Dawson

    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.

  76. Rated 3 out of 5

    Lambert

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

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    A.Lawson

    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.

  78. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenzz

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

  79. Daya Perera

    Is this timer limited to 1 week?

    • mydome (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

  80. Bryn Owen

    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

    • mydome (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.

  81. Rated 5 out of 5

    simon

    simple and easy to install and get working

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