About the MyDome Light Switch Timer

The Light Switch Timer is the perfect way to realistically light your home during the evenings whether you are out for the evening with friends, away on holiday, working late or just want to come home to a welcoming light. Helping you avoid being the victim of a break-in.

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

With a battery life of 18 months to 2 years

Operate Your Lights When You're Not There

Nobody wants to come home after a fantastic holiday or a great night out to find their home has been broken into.

The Light Switch Timer will fit over any UK standard 1,2 or 3 gang Switch plate.

As the mechanical timer operates the switch in the same way you do with your finger it means there is no need to change the switch. The battery powered unit is capable of switching your lights on and off 10 times a day, for 18 months to 2 years before needing to be replaced.

You can also operates the lights whilst 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 also 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.

Allowing you to control your lights for individual days of the week, weekdays or the weekend so the lights are not coming on and off the same time every day.

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.

Saving You Money Through Smart Energy Consumption

This energy-efficient, timer switch could also save you money whilst protecting your home. This smart use of energy will have a direct effect on your utility bills, as well as helping to protect the environment by reducing energy waste.

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!

Remember leaving visible lights on during the day may also alert potential burglars to the fact that you are out and won’t be back till late.

100% Happy Guarantee

Our automatic lighting time switch really 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 are able to 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 we will even pay for the return postage costs. Even if you’ve opened the packaging. Otherwise how would you know how great it is? We even offer an additional second year guarantee for free when you register your product.

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

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    • 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

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  14. 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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  15. By Stephen Higginson

    5 out of 5

    does what it says on the tin

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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