Lux Win100 Programmable Outlet Thermostat

The Win100 Lux Programmable Thermostat is a plug in thermostat that allows you to control a space heater or portable air conditioner using the small temperature probe and electronic thermostat.

Ease of Use/Performance: 23/25
Convenience/Storage 24/25
Appearance/Design 23/25
How much I enjoy 24/25 

Total: 94/100

Lux Win100 Programmable Outlet Thermostat

Lux Products sells a wide range of thermostats and one very useful gadget that follows their other product line, a thermostat that plugs into an outlet to control one device using temperature. The Win100 is a simple plug in thermostat that has one outlet plug for use with a heater or air conditioner that can be controlled by the thermostat.

The Win100 is a 120 volt, 15 amp 1/2 horse power capable device so portable air conditioners can be used with the device as well as space heaters. The outlet for your device is on the bottom half below the controls and LED screen directly opposite the plug in on the back.

The small LED screen flashes between the current temperature and time as well as displays the set temperature, heat or cool setting, status and day of the week. The temperature probe on the back is on a short one inch wire above the battery compartment for the two small coin batteries.

Whats in the Box

There is an On/Off switch on the side that totally disconnects the power to the outlet for safety or if you are leaving for a time and want to interrupt power till you set it back on. The Win100 has a simple thermostat program that has weekday and weekend settings so you can set the day and time you want for a specific temperature.

You can set the times and temperature easily but following the directions is always advised with these types of programmable thermostats. The days are broken down to four separate times you can have the temperatures set and you can change all the times to when you want the device to turn on or off your heater or air conditioner.

I used the Win100 Thermostat with an air conditioner as well as two different heaters and had fantastic results with it, no problems at all and no failures. The thermostat worked fine for both devices and I had no problems with keeping an fairly constant temperature for my office using the air conditioner.

Programming the Win100

I used two space heaters that worked just fine with the thermostat and were especially handy to use with a wall hung far infrared heater. The thermostat can be programmed just like your home thermostat so you can set times like when you arrive home from work and want to sit in front of the TV and have the heater only come on during that time.

The Win100 Thermostat has the prongs to plug in toward the bottom so it does not cover a second outlet below it when plugged into the upper outlet. The device is 3 inches by five inches and an inch and a half deep with an inch and a quarter by half inch LED display under the flip up cover.

One word of caution that both the Lux Products website and the instructions make note of is using an air conditioner or heater that automatically restarts when plugged in. Some devices do not restart or turn on when power is interrupted, especially air conditioner units with electronic controls.

Back of Win100

You need to check the owner’s manual of the device you use but often devices with simple power on and level settings without LED screens are alright to use. I wanted the Win100 Thermostat to use with a heater that has no on off switch, the Prestyl heating panel, which is this kind of device.

The Win100 costs about $30 and can be found online at Amazon and at several stores including Ace Hardware, Lowes and Menards locally. I highly recommend the Win100 Programmable Thermostat if you need a thermostat to control one heater or air conditioner that does not have controls itself.

Win100 @ Lux Website