Brackets or yokes are used in the low voltage lighting systems common in American homes built in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Use only if your '50s, '60s and '70s General Electric switch plates have the layout as the examples shown in the additional pictures or if you are buying our "Bracket Mount" switch plates.
- two gang RPB-22 metal bracket for holding currently manufactured GE low voltage light switches with on and off buttons.
- double gang mounting strap designed to hold three or four lighting devices at a time.
- 4" W x 3.75" H, includes 4 screws for mounting
- devices snap into this RPB2-2 bracket which then mounts behind compatible wall plate ("Bracket Mount plates only - not included; switches & plates sold separately)
- fits switchplates that have .756" x 1.187" openings
- if using brackets you can still remove the switchplate completely without unwiring your light switches. (In contrast, replacement GE switches can snap directly into New Style Switch Plate Covers without a bracket, but then you won't be able to remove the plate once you wire the switches into your electrical circuit.)
- made in USA.
Click Low Voltage Switch Plates and Electrical Devices for all low volt switches, brackets and wallplates including those that fit the old style RFS-6 devices. We carry low voltage wall plates that fit many different series of low voltage wiring system's electrical devices.
These brackets can be used ONLY with Bracket Mount low voltage switch plates. Only order for use with SPECIALTY COVER PLATES that include "BRACKET" in their title.
They CANNOT be used with "Old"" or "New Style" cover plates. If you order a wall plate that has the term "New Style" Or "Old" in its name, do not order this mounting bracket.
These brackets will not be compatible with original switches from the '50s, '60s or '70s and will not work with the old cover plates that fit original switches. Do not order as a replacement for original straps (now discontinued). If you need to replace old brackets with this newer one, you will need to get new switches.
Q & A
A. While the new low voltage electrical light switches can be snapped into the new style GE switchplate covers, some people already have the bracket mount wall switchplates installed in their home and so would want to match the rest of their plates.
One advantage of the bracket mount system is that it allows you to remove the switch plate completely without unwiring your light switch, for example if you frequently repaint your walls. (In comparison, you can clip the replacement GE switches directly into the new style low volt covers without a bracket, but to remove the plate completely you would have to unclip the quick connectors.)
The look of the series is another consideration. Using a bracket allows you to mount three or four switches vertically in a two-gang plate (or one or two in a single-gang cover) and minimizes the black line around the edge of the switch. This version was popular for a number of years, so select the bracket mount light plate covers if attempting to match similar ones installed in your home or business or if you prefer the look of this series.