Buy replacement GE low voltage light switch covers for vintage RS2 series GE switches. The GE black-bordered switches are discontinued but the plates are still available - see Details. Click GE Low Voltage Light Switches to find replacement options for discontinued GE switches.
Newer 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 helped to save you time and money when replacing your existing low volt wiring components.
Compatible with General Electric's recently discontinued line of push button style devices, these wall covers offered simple installation as switches mounted directly into the front of the wall plate - no mounting brackets were needed.
Perfect for homeowners who needed to upgrade their remote control wiring system on a limited budget.
Before placing your order, decide how you want your switch plate & low voltage switch to be oriented.
A single switch can be mounted vertically or horizontally, depending on which style of plate you order.
Newer 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 was designed for use in homes equipped with original GE low voltage wiring systems where the need had arisen to add more lighting.
Updated style snap-in series included 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 which are still in production and available for immediate shipment.
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 were the most recently produced devices for replacing old style GE or Bryant low voltage light switches. All older style Bryant or GE low voltage rocker switches are no longer manufactured, so to add more switches or replace broken ones please see these updated 3-wire low voltage momentary switch options.
Newer Snap-In Low Voltage Sizes: Low voltage plates for snap-in GE replacement switches (recently discontinued) are available with a single vertical opening, or a choice of one, two or three horizontal openings that are .76" x 1.278". These plates are designed for the black-bordered vintage GE low voltage switches: unlighted, lighted (locator), pilot light or raise/lower devices if you currently have these switches that were discontinued in 2019.
Compatibility: Newer Style switch plates are compatible with recently discontinued GE low volt switches only. They will not fit over the older style of GE or Bryant low voltage switches that were discontinued in the 1970's. The more recently discontinued GE RS2 series switches were compatible with your old GE or Bryant relays as well as new GE relays and transformers (still manufactured and in stock for immediate shipment).
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, we offer the widest range of sizes and finishes at great prices.
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: Newer Style series plates did NOT require mounting brackets unlike the original GE switches that mounted in a bracket or strap that sat behind the plate. Snap-In devices clip into the front of the plate, are wired into the electrical system, and then the plate could be screwed directly into the electrical box. Box mounting screw holes are 3.281" apart, center to center. Again, RS2 replacement General Electric low voltage switches mounted directly into the New Style switchplate without the need of any bracket plates or metal straps - each device clipped into the wallplate from the front. Note that the electrical wiring must be done after switch was snapped into place in the coverplate. New Style Snap In coverplates are available in horizontal and vertical hole orientations if you have these recently discontinued switches. For current GE or Bryant switches that work with your 24V low voltage system, see New GE Low Voltage Light Switches. Note: Always consult a licensed electrician before attempting 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.