A couple of weeks ago the timer for my lights failed and I was unable to get hold of a replacement for 2 or 3 days. Faced the almost impossible task of being there to turn the lights on and off manually at the correct times I started to think about a wifi smart plug I’d bought recently. I plugged it in as a replacement for the old timer and set a on/off schedule via the smartphone app. I’ve been using it since then and can’t find any negatives with it with positives including smartphone notifications of power failures and exact timing down to the second. They are also half the price of a cheap timer and designed to handle larger appliances like lighting and heaters. Has anybody else used one for this same purpose successfully or unsuccessfully and is there a reason for safety or otherwise I shouldn’t use it going forward.
Thanks In advance from North West England.