This is only a timer. You set it for the number of hours and minutes (ex. 10 hrs and 30 min) and the light turns red. This instructs the user to “stop” and concentrate on the specified task. When time is up, the light turns green, signaling the user to “go” and move to the next task. There is an option of an audible alarm, as well. The timer can be strictly visual, or visual AND audible.
There is a child-proofing measure. One of the Engage buttons on either side must be pressed in order to operate the other timer buttons. This allows for adults to easily set the timer but makes it very difficult (nearly impossible) for small children to play with the buttons and change the settings.
You have to make sure that one of the Engage buttons (black buttons on the side) are pushed and held down and then you can work the buttons on the top. This is the “child-proofing” measure.
The yellow light in the middle is for aesthetic purposes only. The developers discovered through user-testing research that when the yellow light illuminated, children would then focus on the timer instead of their task. Therefore, it does not light up. This also saves on battery power, making the Stoplight Golight Timer portable for longer.
The green light stays on until any button is pressed on the timer. This allows your child to sleep in as long as they wish. When running on battery power, the green light will stay on for 5 minutes to conserve power.
No. The green light turns off after 5 minutes when using battery power so that it can conserve your batteries. If using the adapter, the light will stay green until you press any button on the timer.
The device comes with an adapter, and we recommend using it whenever possible. The timer does have the option of running on battery power (4 AAA batteries), but it is recommended to only use this periodically. When the batteries are low, a battery icon will illuminate on the LED screen.
The red light stays on constantly IF the timer is on, and it is semi-bright. You are not able to set a time for the red light to come on.
Yes! There is a start/pause button on top of the timer, so you can pause the timer mid-task if needed.
Yes, there is a notch in the back to allow for hanging on a wall.
It is a repeated, mid-range beeping sound and is moderately loud. The volume is comparable to a smartphone timer set at roughly 50% volume.
There is no snooze button.
No. It is silent.
We sell them directly on this website (not through Amazon).
Approximately 5.5”H x 3.5”W x 2.5”D.
Only one click is required to turn off the green light, which simultaneously resets the timer to 0:00. After that, simply use the buttons on top to set your desired time and hit start. This should only take about 5 seconds total.
It needs to be manually reset after each use.