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Best automatic timer for lights?

Postby luvmybd » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:11 am

Hello,

What are some of the recommended automatic timers that control the times when lights come on and off?

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Re: Best automatic timer for lights?

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:27 am

The cheapest one you can find haha.

They all work the same really. I've never had an issue with the 6 dollar timers Ive bought over the years.

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Re: Best automatic timer for lights?

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:36 am

Yeah the cheap mechanical timers are fine. I use the grounded ones that have dual outlets so I can control multiple lights with the same switch if I want to.
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Re: Best automatic timer for lights?

Postby luvmybd » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:58 am

Thanks guys.
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Re: Best automatic timer for lights?

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:07 am

I plug my power strip into my single timer so that I can control all of the lights with the single timer.

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Re: Best automatic timer for lights?

Postby luvmybd » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:25 am

Do you have a 24 hour or 7 day timer?
The 24 hour timer will work on same settings everyday of the week automatically?
For example if you want the lights to turn on 8 am and off 8 pm everyday, a 24 hour timer will automatically do this 7 days/week?
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Re: Best automatic timer for lights?

Postby Claudiusx » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:47 am

Correct. :)
You'd only need a 7 day timer if you wanted the lights to come on at different times depending on the day.

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