Types of Push Button Switches & Light Switch Covers
Find the right pushbutton switches and wall plates to add some retro charm to your home or office.
Regular Push Button Light Switches - These control one light from one location. They are technically known as single pole switches but are sometimes are referred to as a 2-way push button switch. Choose from versions with one or two pearlized inlays, black inlays, or color capped buttons. Lifetime warranty. Buy genuine Classic Accents push button switches.
3-Way Pushbutton Switches - These allow you to control one light from two locations. They are used in pairs and are popular for long hallways, stairways, and rooms with two entrances and exits. Lifetime warranty.
4-Way Push-Button Switch - Use one of these switches along with the set of 3 way switches if you want to turn the lights on or off from 3 or more locations. Lifetime warranty.
Push Button Dimmer Switch - Available in single pole and 3-way configurations, these convenient updates to the old fashion push button switches have one knob that pushes in and out to turn the light or off and a second knob that rotates to allow you to set the lighting to a comfortable level. Available in 300W and 600W versions depending upon how much power your lighting fixture needs. For example, a lamp or a sconce might be fine with a 300 watt switch but a chandelier would likely require a 600 watt dimmer. Buy patented Classic Accents push button dimmers.
Trimmed Push Button Light Dimmers - Narrow push button dimmers are required if you are installing them next to another dimmer or non-mechanical-latching device. The large flange around the switch helps discipate heat, but when trimmed off so as to avoid overlapping and overheating, it can't carry as large a load. This is known as derating and causes the 300 watt dimmers to max out at 200 watts and the 600 watt dimmers to be limited to 400 watts maximum.
Dual Momentary Low Voltage Push Button Switches - A crossover between vintage push-button and low-voltage switches, these 12 volt electrical devices are typically used for garage doors or under-cabinet lighting fixtures. Each button on these two-button momentary switches can control a different light and independently pushes on and off. (Note that they CANNOT be used in low voltage systems like those from Touchplate or General Electric.)
Why buy Classic Accents pushbutton switches & dimmers? - Classic Accents is the original manufacturer of antique reproduction push button light switches. They have a 30-year history of reliability and offer a lifetime warranty on the most popular switches - your guarantee of value. Don't accept off-brand push-button switches that claim to be premium. Classic Accents holds the patent on push-button dimmers, so look for the trusted Classic Accents label before you buy.
Push Button Switch Plate Sizes - Push-button wall plates are 4-1/2" high (standard size). Singles are 2-3/4" wide, doubles are 4-9/16" wide, triples are 6-3/8", quadruple pushbutton wallplates are 8-3/16" wide, & five gangs covers are 10" in width. Knob openings are 9/16" in diameter spaced .937" apart measured center to center. Screw holes are spaced 2-3/8" apart (device mount). Standard 1/2" 6/32 screws included. Kyle Switch Plate stocks pushbutton light switch plates in 10 configurations up to 11 metal finishes. Buy standard and oversized push button switchplates in more than a dozen configurations.
Decorative Push Button Light Switch Covers: You'll love our selection of light switch plate covers with unique decorative patterns in a range of styles including contemporary, Celtic, steampunk, Retro Art Deco, styiized cats, Art Nouveau, dragonfly and Mission Period designs. Shop decorative switch plates and outlet covers to buy other (non-pushbutton) configurations. Each series has about 100 sizes available for coordinating with your new push button covers.
Looking for low voltage pushbutton switches?
If your home has low voltage wiring from companies such as GE or Touch-Plate, you'll need to buy low voltage push button switches that match your wiring system. Kyle Switch Plates specializes in replacement parts for both vintage push button and older low voltage light systems. The antique reproduction push-button light switches above work with standard wiring and would not be compatible with the specialized lighting setup found in low voltage homes.
Complement your antique decor when you buy quality reproduction push button light switches & decorative light switch covers for a vintage home. Find exclusive wall plate finishes, a large variety of sizes, push button dimmer switches, and unique decorative pushbutton light switch covers in a choice of designs.