Timeguard Automatic Dusk to Timed Off Lampholder

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About this product


  • Fits between bulb holder and bulb to give instant security lighting
  • Automatically turns lights on at dusk
  • Suitable for bayonet cap (BC) bulbs, including energy-saving bulbs rated at between 9 W and 20 W

Product overview

• Fits between bulb holder and bulb to give instant security lighting
• Automatically turns lights on at dusk
• Suitable for bayonet cap (BC) bulbs, including energy-saving bulbs rated at between 9 W and 20 W
• Turns light off at 3, 6, 9 or 12 hours later
• Makes your home look occupied while you are away

This security lampholder is ideal for when your home is left unoccupied, such as when you are on holiday. There are four time settings to choose from for how long the lights remain on for - 3, 6, 9 or 12 hours. If used with standard bulbs, 40-100 W bulbs can be used, although for ‘closed-shade’ lamps, a maximum of a 60 W bulb should be used. The unit is supplied with a 3 year manufacturer’s guarantee. Not suitable for use with dimmer switches, fluorescent strip lights, halogen lights or flicker style candlelight bulbs.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I brought this for my parents who were going away on holiday for a month. They were concerned about potential burglars spotting the house was empty especially at night. This gadget absolutely fits the bill. It has a sensor to natural light. When the light fades it switches the bulb on and turns off for however long you've set the timer for. There is no need to touch it again once the light is in the position you want. It's simple but very effective. The great thing is it naturally reacts to whenever it gets dark. Therefore there's no messing about having to constantly retime it. Can't praise this little gadget enough.
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fixed time periods useful but light sensor is sensitive enough to keep it on for longer Bought this when the Auto Dimmer single-contained bulbs were discontinued and all 4 of the units bought by the family have been built properly and work well so far, enough to cause repeat purchases. The trade-off is that if you set it to only 3 or 6 hours the light might turn itself back on again when it's still classed as night. Unlike older sockets which were totally reactive to sunset, sunrise and then would turn the light on if a net curtain was drawn in front of the window, the light sensor on this Timeguard will still detect daylight without needing to be on the window sill jammed up against the glass. If you have drapes slanted at an angle for privacy, (and I'm not sure if it depends on thickness), as long as light is let in to the room the Timeguard still works (with vertical, rather than thinner office-type horizontal drapes). As long as you don't mind the extra hour or so that the light will stay on if you select 9 or 12 hours, then this is worth the money for simple auto-switches on light stands that you wish to move around the property at will. For hallways or other locations without at least one large window you'd need to wait for the single bulbs to come back in stock (see right hand margin where alternatives normally appear). Maybe the only minor gripe is the need for a solid, sturdier lamp base when using the Timeguard with taller energy saving bulbs as the Timeguard plus CFL-type energy saving bulb could wobble in the socket.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work as advertised. 1. Does not work in my house as the unit thinks that it is dusk, even at midday. 2. Say the unit was set for 6 hours. It would turn on at dusk, turn itself off after 6 hours, then turn itself back on as it was still dark.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product was really useful. This product was really useful. When will it be available again? It comes on at dusk for a set amount of time.
Date published: 2018-01-04
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What extra length does it add to the light fitting?

Asked by: Kthe J
The device is 85 mm in length but 25 mm of this would be recessed inside the bayonet fitting to which it is attached, so it would add an extra 60 mm to the overall length of the light fitting.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-03

Is this item suitable for use in the home? 

Asked by: miler
Yes, this would be suitable to use in a household.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-02-17

Can this be used for ceiling lights, eg ceiling-mounted pendant lamps?

Asked by: Will
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-10

Are these safe with LED baynet fixing bulbs

Asked by: Mikeg
This unit takes bayonet fitting Electronic Energy Saving bulbs Min: 9W to Max: 20W 220-240V AC 50Hz and normal bayonet fitting filament/ incandescent bulbs Min: 40W to Max: 100W (60W with closed top shade) 220-240V AC 50Hz
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-27

Can it be used with low energy LED bulbs that use only 6 watts

Asked by: Dave
Suitable for bayonet cap (BC) bulbs, including energy-saving bulbs rated at between 9 W and 20 W
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-09-13

Is this ok for outside use ( with in a lantern )

Asked by: Jimbo
This item is not suitable for outdoor use.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-09-13

does this item work to set a time for it to come on rather than relying on light sensitivity?
Asked by: Dave Green
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: CF
Date published: 2017-09-13

Can this lampholder be set to switch off at dawn rather than at a set time?
Asked by: Andrea
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2017-09-13
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