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Outdoor holiday displays are a labor of love. Sure, they take a substantial amount of time, money and maintenance but after all that work is said and done they bring nothing but joy to every lucky onlooker. Unless, of course, someone forgets to turn them on. D’oh! If you’re still turning your lights on and off manually I think it’s about time you treat yourself to one less responsibility and hand it over to an electric outdoor timer.


BN-LINK Compact Outdoor Programmable Dual Outlet Timer

The BN-LINK Compact Outdoor Programmable Dual Outlet Timer is simple, reliable and incredibly affordable, coming in at less than $15, so it’s no wonder that it’s an Amazon bestseller. Simply depress the pins around the dial for the specific time range you’d like your lights to power on, walk away and your lights will turn on and off like clockwork for the remainder of the season. Maybe you like to have your lights on early in the morning as the sun comes up and again at night after the sun goes down. Well, you’re in luck because this timer is programmable in 15-minute intervals with a total of 48 on/off settings in any 24-hour period.


Made from heavy-duty materials and extremely durable, this BN-LINK timer has two 3-prong grounded outlets so you can time and power multiple devices at once so I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if you start using this bad boy year-round for patio lights, fountains, sprinklers and beyond. And, you can rest assured that it will continue to work in the rain and snow since the hinged cover creates a waterproof environment for the timer (just be sure to mount the timer at least 2ft above the ground to best protect the outlets as well).

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Last, but certainly not least, this little gadget is going to help you save on energy costs this holiday season. Think about it, how many times have you left your lights on all night long when no one’s really marveling at them and all they’re doing is costing you money? We’ve all done it, don’t beat yourself up, but we don’t need to do it any longer! Take the plunge and prepare to save energy and automate your holiday display with this bestselling timer.

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