Replacement Parts for GE Low Voltage Light Switches and Switch Plate Covers
If your home was built in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s, you may have a General Electric Low Voltage Lighting System installed in your home. If any of the switches and switch plates in the above diagram look familiar, you're in the right place for buying replacement parts for broken switches or missing switch plates.
The products at the top of this page include switches, switch plates and relays for replacing old, discontinued or broken GE or Bryant low voltage parts. Learn more detailed information about the various types of replacement switch plates and other parts below.
Replacement GE Low Voltage Light Switches
The new style GE RS2 switches are the currently manufactured replacement switches for both a Bryant and GE low voltage system. These and other new low voltage switches (including pilot light and raise/lower switches, pictured at left) will work with your old GE relays and old Bryant relays. They will not, however, fit your old style switch plates. If you buy a new switch, you will need a new switch plate. Both the GE New Style switch plates and the GE Bracket Mount switch plates fit these new switches.
Replacement GE Low Voltage Switch Plates for GE and Bryant
Old Style GE & Bryant Switch Plates:
If you have the original GE or Bryant switches and they are in working condition, you can buy Old Style switch plates for them here: Replacement GE Old Style Low Voltage Switch Plates. These plates are manufactured to fit the original switches, but the plates are brand new.
New Style GE Low Voltage Switch Plates:
If you are updating your broken, discontinued Bryant or GE low voltage light switches, or you've already updated to the new GE RS2 switches, you'll need to buy new low voltage switch plates to fit the new switches. You can purchase New Style GE Low Voltage Switch Plates for your new switches and the switches will snap directly into the plate. You will not need to use your old mounting strap to hold the switches in place, nor will you need to purchase a new mounting bracket for the switches.
Note, New Style plates aren't your only option. You can purchase new bracket mount switch plates, which do require a new bracket.
GE Bracket Mount Low Voltage Switch Plates:
Bracket Mount switchplates are only compatible with the new GE low voltage RS2 switches, not the original GE or Bryant switches, and require a new bracket. These plates will not work with your old bracket - the new switches are a different size than the old ones and therefore won't fit properly into your old bracket. You can jam them in, but the switches protrude more and the switch plate won't sit flush with the wall if you attempt to use the old bracket. To use these plates, first mount a new 1-gang bracket (houses 1-2 switches) or a 2-gang bracket (houses 3-4 switches). While bracket mount plates are slightly more expensive if you are purchasing new switches for the first time - because you also need to purchase the accompanying bracket - they are desirable to some because less of the black edge of the new low voltage switch will show once installed.
Questions About GE Low Voltage Lighting Parts:
What's the difference between GE New Style and GE Bracket Mount switch plates?
There are 3 differences between the New Style and Bracket Mount plates. One is that the New Style don't require a new bracket (making them a cheaper option) because the switches snap directly into the plates. Because the switches snap into the plate from the front, they switch out more from the wall. Also, more of the black edge around the switch will be visible once the switch and plate is mounted, since the front of the switches are on the exterior of the plate, rather than underneath.
Are the RS2 series of switches my only option for replacing my broken GE low voltage switches?
If you don't like the look of the update GE low voltage system, there is another solution. You can keep your working relays and replace your switches with Touch-Plate. The tricky thing to note about going to Touch-Plate from GE or Bryant, is that for every 1 GE or Bryant switch you are replacing, you'll need 2 Touch-Plate buttons. It's the same concept that applies for replacing a Remcon low voltage system - so please refer to our Guide for Replacing Remcon with Touch Plate (scroll down the Remcon page for the photo guide). You'll also want to add the Low Voltage Conversion Wiring Guide to your cart (it's free!) for wiring instructions.
Help! I've never seen a low voltage system before.
We can include free GE low voltage wiring instructions with your GE low voltage purchase if you add them to your cart. Simply find the instructions you need, add them to your cart, and we'll include them with your shipment.
What if my low voltage switches are not GE?
Not sure GE is what you have? It's possible your home has another discontinued low voltage lighting system such as Remcon, Pyramid, or Sierra. Visit our Identify Your Low Voltage System page to find your system and we'll help you locate the correct replacement parts.
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