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49 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
I received this product promptly as set forth in the order information. This order was well packaged and had no shipping damage.
I opened the product and installed it on a lamp that is about 5 foot away from my chair. I can't walk and need to be able to remotely control the light from where I sit.
I had the product installed between the lamp and an extension cord that had the product outlet positioned on the floor just below the table that the lamp sits on.. I removed the plastic tab from the battery compartment and tried to use the Remote Control to turn the lamp on, Nothing happened.
The product information says I should have a 10 foot range of use.
My experience was that the distance between the Outlet and the Remote Control has to be less than 5 feet for the product to function reliably. Also if any metal objects such as a chair leg or stool that are close to line of sight with the product would not let the unit function.
The range of use and the sensitivity of this product were very disappointing to me especially since this is supposed to be a radio controlled product and not an infrared device.
To be fair I have not had a chance to purchase another battery for the transmitter unit to see if the enclosed battery that came with the unit is the problem. If a new battery solves the problem I will update this review a a latter date. Current data is June 5, 2013.
I do like the LED's indicators on the Outlet and the Remote Control they are very informative about when the unit is functioning. That is; if the lamps bulb should go out there would be no question as to whether the Outlet is not working or the bulb is blown out. Also an LED on the transmitting unit tells when the unit is sending or not. Basically giving you a good feeling about its battery life.
In my situation I can still use the product if I place the Outlet on the side of the table closest to me and if I stretch the Remote Control unit as close to the Outlet as possible it will work. That distance is about 3 feet or 3 and a half feet.
As for now, may the buyer of this product beware. Purchase at your own risk
I tested the product under no load and it would turn off and on. 30 minutes later while using it, it would not turn off even when I got 6 inches away from the box with the remote. Going back today.
I actually bought 2 of these:
1) controls my hot water recirculating pump for my house domestic hot water;
2) controls my outdoor decorative landscape light string
I did test it to determine the range for the pump. Through the ceiling, it works the length of the house... about 45'.
Inexpensive solution to get my hot water to the shower quicker. It saves on electricity to run the pump constantly and also eliminates the back pressure on the cold water line.
Works as described!
I bought two to use with outdoor Christmas lights. So far, they work great. I'm
powering LED lights in the front of the house, and incandescent lights in the rear of the
house. The remote switch does not create flicker in the lights.
Good, but range is short. About 15-20 feet max.
If you require one, it is a super buy!
Made better than the ones I bought at Lowes. Those didn't last 3 months. Set up for some spotlights in the back yard, and the range is fantastic. Definitely a product worth buying. Wish I'd have found this one before.
Installed outside on my bug zapper outside to control from inside the house . In the winter will use for Christmas lights outside made well, actually have 2 of these just have to make sure you don't buy the same channel on controls,a..b..c..
WORKS GREAT FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. YOU NEVER HAVE TO PUT THINGS ON A TIMER EVER AGAIN. SHUTS ON & OFF WITH REMOTE. LOVE IT
Love them. I use them for Christmas lights and heat lamp and water heaters for livestock. I don't have to go outside in the -20 temps to plug and unplug.
Note the orientation of the power plug. It cannot be plugged into the bottom outlet of an outdoor enclosure, and if I plug it into the top outlet, the cord blocks the bottom outlet. A straight plug would have been a big improvement.
So much better than the Clapper that we'd had for approx. 5 years. Size of both products are just right. Remote control is easy to use.
I bought two of these from Walmart since they cost less compared with other online stores.
Very fast delivery by a local Walmart. I use them to turn on/off the bedroom light and my Karaoke system.
We have a hot water circulator pump attached to our water heater in the garage. After being told of the high electric and propane cost if allowed to run 27/7 365 I bought a digital timer. After a trial and error period of guessing when we wanted it on or off, for dishwasher; washing machine or the time when we would be forced to shower, etc. I decided to try this remote off/on switch. I tested the distance from the garage to the kitchen to see if it worked, (about 20 Ft.) it did. Put a small hook magnet on the Refer. to hold the key chain remote and now have instant hot water only when I want it. It's what I should have done in the first place.
Great range and keychain as I use it to disable my garage door when I am not home.
It works great. Of course,` the advertised range of 60 feet is with no obstructions between the remote and the switch, but it still has adequate range going through a brick wall and does what I wanted it to.
Exactly fits my needs and at the right price.
Good buy... Works as advertised.
Love the fact that this allows me to be able to monitor the fixture inside or out at a push of a button.