auto shut off light switch

greetings, i have a rather long and dark walkway out to the driveway. it is lit by the front door and i plan on adding a light at the other end by the driveway. i would like to replace the switch with a combo on/off switch with a timer so i can have the lights be on for a few minutes to get out to the car. does such a switch exist? thanks cj
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cj wrote:

You could use one of these, can be cranked up from a couple of minutes to a full hour.
Fits in a regular wall switch box.
http://tinyurl.com/abq6g
HTH,
Jeff
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There are spring wound timers that would do this. They come in increments like 5 minute,15 minute, etc.

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cj wrote:

There are a number of different options, including some that will turn the light on when it sees someone and then turns it off after they leave.
Take a look at www.smarthome.com for some ideas.
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You might look into remote control switches. You can get an X10 RF combo for about $40 and the actual light switch would be another $15 or so.
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cj wrote:

each shower and have it shut off. Some box stores carry them - our Lowe's had a spot for them on the shelf but non in stock. Found them while shopping for something else at a hardware that oddly specializes in boat stuff. A good electrical supplier should carry them. Found references while searching the net for different time limits, I believe - 30 min, 60 min. Ours fits a standard switch plate and has a small dial face that fits into the square hole before the knob goes on. Ours is by Intermatic. You might find a motion sensor with right timing as well.
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If you are into kit bashing, a longer lever to a clockwork egg timer (Dollar Store item) should be good enough to flip OFF an ordinary wall switch.
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found what i was looking for...thanks for the input gang
http://www.intermatic.com/?action=prod&pidF4
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