If you are getting a lamp repaired or customized, the switch will be an important consideration. This article will review the various types of lamp switches, so you are aware of your options.
What are the Different Types of Lamp Switches?
There are basically two types of lamp switches, rotary and push button. Rotary switches turn while push buttons can be pushed.
Rotary switches are more common than push button switches, but they can be difficult to turn on and off. You need a good grip and clean, dry hands.
Push button switches are easy to use and, despite being a less common option, they are growing in popularity. However, they are more expensive than rotary switches.
Things to Consider When Purchasing a Switch for Your Lamp
There are several things to consider other than the type of switch you will use. These include:
- Dimmability: Some lamp switches offer dimmability so you can control the intensity of the light outlet. If you want this feature, you will need to get the right type of switch and the right type of bulb.
- Size: The size of the switch is another consideration. It’s important that the switch you choose is large enough to handle your lamp’s power requirements. If the switch is too small, it can overheat and start a fire.
- Price: A switch can cost as little as a few dollars, or it can be hundreds of dollars. It depends on the type of switch you want and the brand you prefer.
Other Lighting Options
If you want to get high tech with your lamp switching abilities, you may want to look into smart lighting or remote-control lighting.
With smart lighting, you can set your lighting, so it turns on and off by itself. You will never have to worry about leaving your lights on again. And the type of light switch you use won’t be much of a concern.
You can also opt for remote control lighting that will let you turn lights on and off from any room in the house. There are many types of remote-control lighting switches to choose from.
A single switch model will work if you are turning just one light on and off. A multiple switch model will be best for multiple lights.
Some remote-control switches come with batteries while others do not. This is another consideration you will have to make.
Can You Install Your Own Lamp Switch?
Replacing or installing a lamp switch can be a DIY job. It will require locating the right wires and attaching them to the appropriate terminals on your switch. However, this can be a dangerous job for amateurs.
If you are thinking of getting a new switch for your lamp, A Lamp and Fixture can help. We can assist you in finding the perfect switch and installing it in your lamp. We ensure you will be happy with the results.
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