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Take a moment to consider new lighting controls that might make your home more convenient and energy efficient.
When updating your home or building an addition, this is the time to review newly available lighting device options. For example, using 3-way switches might make controlling the lights from both ends of a long hall or across an expanded great room more convenient. Perhaps using dimmers will create a more pleasant atmosphere in rooms where new LED lighting fixtures are too bright.
Switches for Toggle Plates When shopping for brown light switches, you have a choice of traditional toggles, modern rocker switches, or dimmers. If you are keeping your current wall plates with toggle openings (the small rectangles that are just under 1" high), you certainly can stick with the basic dark-colored toggle, however you might consider upgrading to a toggle dimmer or a rotary dimmer control (maybe even with an attractive decorative knob), both of which still fit into that same toggle opening.
Switches for Decora Plates Alternately, you can update with modern Decora switches (the ones with the large square opening just over 2.5" high). Advantages of these contemporary devices include being able to use the same switchplate opening for accommodating most of the new devices, plus the large paddle switches are easy to use. Then you have a choice of dimmers for adjusting lights with either a preset on the side of a rocker or with a wide bar for sliding up and down. Lowering the light level will keep your home cooler while saving you money on your energy bill.
Duplex vs. Decorator By the same token, you now have a choice of outlet shapes and functions. The traditional outlet is a duplex shape (the ones with two rounded circles and a single screw in the middle). Even new homes built with modern decor light switches often still use this familiar shape for the receptacles. (Note that horizontal toggles also fit into this stacked shape, and it is not uncommon to find those in older homes.) Newer decorator outlets by contrast are rectangular and in fact fit the same openings as rockers and slide dimmers.
Outlets, whether duplex or Decora in shape, both can be purchased with a tamper-resistant feature that helps keep kids and the disabled safe. If you are installing outlets near water sources such as in bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms, you will want to choose a ground fault outlet which has the modern shape. These GFCI's help protect again injury from shock and are required by most local zoning laws. Other devices incorporate USB charging ports.
At Kyle Switch Plates you can shop for brown electrical outlets, light dimmers, rocker & toggle switches by major lighting manufacturers all in one place to make completing your construction job or home remodeling project easy. You'll appreciate the variety of devices and the creative solutions we offer for updating your home or office electrical and communication needs.