Press and hold both arrow buttons for three seconds while the timer is in time mode to activate or deactivate the daylight saving time function. Reset instructions may vary depending on the hours and model of the outdoor light. Refer to the owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer for model-specific instructions.
With plug-in timers you can program a lamp or lamp without having to set it up and turn it on. Just plug the timer into an outlet and then plug the lamp you want to control into the timer. Wall timers require permanent installation, but you can usually use these timers to control multiple lights.
- Hit the reset button. The reset button is the small round white button built into the right side of the timer.
- Set the clock. TIME: Press the CLOCK and TIME buttons simultaneously until the correct time is reached.
- Program your settings.
- Set to automatic.
If the timer does not activate the connected light bulb, it may work, but the light bulb in the lamp may burn out. Turn on the light manually using the switch. If the light still does not come on, the bulb may burn out. Replace the lamp with a new one.
Many electric timers require a neutral wire so that the switch can be operated without sending power to the load. If you don’t have a neutral conductor on the electrical box, it means the power source (line) is not going into the box and you are just changing the heat from another source.
Yes, it is classified as a fire hazard, but it rarely goes wrong.
Timer Test Touch the tip of the continuity tester to the bare wire at the end of the black (hot) wire. When current can flow through the switch, the continuity test light turns on. If it does not light up, replace the timer.
A light timer is a circuit with a built-in clock. The timer acts as a communicator between the power source and the light and the timer turns the light on and off according to the set times. These devices come in a variety of sizes and come with controls ranging from round rings to digital settings.