Shop for new GE low voltage lighting parts - buy remote control relays, low voltage light switch covers, and replacement low volt light switches to update your GE wiring in an older home. Note that these new style low voltage light switch plates only fit current GE RS2 series switches. (They do not fit discontinued original style GE rocker switches.) No bracket is required for mounting - switches snap directly into wall plates. Use our helpful wiring instructions and photo guides to get your lo vo system updated and working again.
New Style Snap-In Low Voltage Switch Plates for GE Devices
Produced exclusively by Kyle Switch Plates, this updated newer style snap-in series of GE low voltage switchplates helps to save you time and money when replacing your existing low volt wiring components. Compatible with General Electric's current line of push button style devices, these wall covers offer simple installation as switches mount directly into the front of the wall plate - no mounting brackets needed. Perfect for homeowners who need to upgrade their remote control wiring system on a limited budget.
New Style Snap-In Low Voltage Compatible Switches, Wall Plate Covers and Transformers
Kyle Switch Plates stocks a wide range of low voltage electrical devices for houses built in the U.S. during the 1950's, 60's and 70's. This "Snap-In" series is designed for use in homes equipped with original GE low voltage wiring systems where the need has arisen to add more lighting.
Updated style snap-in series includes low voltage switch plates for 1, 2, or 3 gang electrical boxes with up to 3 vertical switches or one horizontal switch per gang. Low voltage replacement electrical devices include General Electric relays and replacement GE transformers.
History and Background: Many brands of low voltage wiring systems were produced for midcentury houses built during the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Today, most brands have limited production, discontinued their product lines or simply have gone out of business. We stock the hard to find, currently manufactured lines that can be used with these older electrical systems.
Replacement Low Voltage Parts: The rectangle switches in the main image above are the currently produced devices for replacing old style GE or Braynt low voltage light switches. Your older style Bryant or GE low voltage rocker switches are no longer manufactured, so your only way to add more switches or replace broken ones is to use these newer type GE RS 2 series switches.
Newer Snap-In Low Voltage Sizes: Low voltage plates for snap-in GE replacement switches are available with a single vertical opening, or a choice of one, two or three horizontal openings that are .76" x 1.278". Plates are designed for all currently manufactured GE low voltage switches: unlighted, lighted (locator), pilot light or raise/lower devices.
Compatibility: New Style switch plates are compatible with all currently manufactured GE low volt switches (available for purchase on our site) only. They will not fit over the older style of GE or Bryant low voltage switches that have been discontinued. The current GE RS2 series switches are compatible with your old GE or Bryant relays as well as new GE relays and transformers.
Descriptions and Explanations of GE Low Voltage Wall Switch Plates
Kyle Switch Plates is your best resource for buying replacement low voltage switch plates and other parts. We help you determine which ones are compatible with your current setup through detailed descriptions and comparison photos. In addition, all of our wall plates have UL approval, we offer the widest range of sizes and finishes at great prices, an even offer a volume discount when you buy 6 or more switchplates.
What Size Do You Need?: Whether you are trying to retrofit parts in a remodeled older home, building an addition with a retro look or are installing a low volt wiring system in a new project, review the considerations here to determine which series is best for your electrical wiring situation. We want you to be confident that the plates you buy are the ones that will fit.
Dimensions: This is the newest of the low voltage wiring systems. Choose this wall plate if you are using newer style GE snap-in electrical devices without a strap and wish to mimic the format of the old style plates and switches. (Original type of GE mounting straps and switches are no longer produced.) Horizontally oriented snap-in low volt wall plate holes are .76" H x 1.278" W. Openings on three-hole plates are .906" apart, center to center, on two-hole plates they are 1.812" apart, center to center.
Installation Notes: New Style series plates do NOT require mounting brackets unlike the original GE switches that mounted in bracket or strap that sat behind the plate. Snap-In devices clip into the front of the plate, are then wired into the electrical system, and then the plate can be screwed directly into the electrical box. Box mounting screw holes are 3.281" apart, center to center. Again, current replacement General Electric low voltage switches mount directly into the New Style switchplate without the need of any bracket plates or metal straps - each device clips or snaps into the wallplate from the front. Note that the electrical wiring must be done after switch has been snapped into place in the coverplate. New Style Snap In coverplates are available in horizontal and vertical hole orientations. Note: Always consult a licensed electrician before attemtping any wiring jobs yourself.
Comparisons: If the sizes above don't seem to relate to the system you currently have installed in the attic or basement of your home, then we recommend reading through our detailed descriptions of the most popular low voltage systems to determine which system you have. By checking the wall switch plate opening sizes, screw hole positions, strap/no strap usage and orientation of your current setup, you'll be able to figure out which series you currently have.