Can you attach a timer to a light switch?

I want to put my porch light on a timer so it turns on at night and turns off on its own late at night. The switch is attached to a standard 3 switch electric box on the wall with a plate.


How can I do it?

5 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    Some have better automatic dusk adjustment than others, here is a cheap one, just programs on time.

    Here is one that adjusts for sunset

    Source(s): Local 46 Electrician
  • 7 years ago

    Go to a lowes or home depot and buy a Lutron timer that replaces a switch and it programs as many ons and offs as you want. Simple programming and easy install.

  • 7 years ago

    Go Walmart, buy an attachment which screws into the socket, then the bulb screws into it. I have one that is turned on all the time, comes on when dark, then gets brighter when someone comes to door.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    extremely tough stuff look into with yahoo or google just that might help

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    of course that can be done , easy

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