The 10 Best Programmable Timer Switches

Updated December 12, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

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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.


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Last updated on December 12, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

Gabrielle is a writer and hopeful entrepreneur who hails from a tiny town in Virginia. Earlier in her career, she spent a few years in Southern California before moving back to the east coast (but she misses LA every day). An avid and enthusiastic home cook, she is somewhat of an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer.


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