GE 60 Minute Touch Auto Shut-Off Timer help please
I bought one. It's a piece of crap. The on off button has contact bounce, so when I decide I want to turn off and hit the "off/on" button, it would go click-click and turn off for a split second and come back on. I push it again, firmly in center, and it turns off. It's just poorly built in my opinion.
It is relay based like commercial grade stuff meant to function with electronic ballasts. This is the only timer switch I can find that works with electronic ballasts and CFLs, except the Pass & Seymour mentioned below.
The ones that do away with neutral do not work with CFLs and electronic ballasts.
I would get a Leviton 5-button timer if you don't need to use CFLs. Time settings are same. It does not have manually permanent on over-ride.
If you want to use with CFL, try Pass & Seymour 7 button. It's $30, but it has more time setting (1 and 5 minutes in addition to 10, 20, 30 & 60), + manual over ride. Lowe's actually has wired-up display unit which probably gets handled often and it works well. Item #: 314807 | Model #: RT1LACCV4 at Lowe's.