08-05-2003, 06:17 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
You turn the light on with the regular switch, then with it left on unplug it from the wall or extension cord. Plug it into the timer. Now the timer allows power to the light, or not, depending on how it is set.
Just for information, for wall switches, there is a timer made that will replace the flip switch. It fits over the flip switch and mechanically flips it. It is made by Intermatic, model E-1020, 24 hour automatic in-wall multiple program timer. Very handy for security timing in places like a kitchen where people would be in and out if they were home. Easy to keep in place when not used as a timer as it has a push on switch.
Or, if I misunderstood the question, what Justin said.