Courtesy Lighting with 7555

Posted on Jul 18, 2012

This circuit is intended to let the user turn off a lamp by means of a switch placed far from bed, allowing him enough time to lie down before the lamp really switches off. 15 seconds delayed switch-off A good idea for bedroom lamps. Obviously, users will be able to find different applications for this circuit in order to suit their needs.

Courtesy Lighting with 7555
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Due to the low current drawing, the circuit can be supplied from 230Vac mains without a transformer. Supply voltage is reduced to 10Vdc by means of C1 reactance, a two diode rectifier cell D1 & D2 and Zener diode D3. IC1 is a CMos 555 timer wired as a

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