Updated December 12, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

The 10 Best Programmable Timer Switches

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Automate your porch light, holiday decorations, or ceiling fan with one of these programmable timer switches, which will allow you to set a schedule for devices to turn on and off, and may even help you cut down on energy costs. Keep in mind that some of the models on our list require a neutral wire for installation, so be sure to check your electrical box before purchasing. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best programmable timer switch on Amazon.

10. SWE AutoChron

9. Century Neutral Wire

8. Leviton Vizia

7. Honeywell 7-Day

6. Intermatic Self Adjusting

5. Enerlites Digital

4. Woods In-Wall

3. Topgreener Astronomic

2. MyTouchSmart 24 Hour

1. Honeywell Econoswitch

Editor's Notes

December 11, 2018: We considered quality, affordability, and ease of use when making our selections. The Topgreener Astronomic, Intermatic Self Adjusting, and Leviton Vizia have astronomical clocks that automatically adjust to your local sunrise and sunset times, so you can schedule your lights to turn on as soon as it gets dark, and several models on our list have a one-touch daylight savings time feature. We also included the SWE AutoChron as an option that doesn't require any wiring.


Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on December 12, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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