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Pushbutton Light Switches & Wall Plates - FAQ

Size and descriptions of old fashion Push Button switch plates with links to stocked metal finishes.

  • Sizes: Push-button switch plates are a standard size of 4-1/2" high. One gang pushbuttons are 2-3/4" wide (our code SPZ), two gang push buttons (SPZD) are 4-1/2" wide, three gang pushbutton switch covers (SPZT) are 6-3/8" in width, four gang pushbutton wallplates (SPZQ) are 8-3/16" in width and five gang faceplates (SPZN) are 10" long.
  • Screws and Openings: Plates have two 9/16" round openings that are mounted vertically 1" apart center to center. Screw holes are 2-3/8" apart center to center. All of our pushbutton switch plates come with standard 1/2" 6/32 screws.
  • Metal Choices: Kyle Switch Plates stocks pushbutton switchplates in 11 metal finishes. Shop all pushbutton switch plates to see available finishes. All sizes not stocked in all sizes, but other sizes may be available by special order.
  • Decorative Pushbuttons: These old style pushbutton switch plate covers are also available in 22 decorative patterns. Shop Kyle Switch Plates's exclusive decorative plates for push switch wall plates in contemporary, Art Deco, Celtic, Celestial, Cat and Dog designs.

Do your pushbutton switches work with LED lights?

Yes. Our push button dimmers have been successfully tested with LED light bulbs from Cree, Philips, Utilitech, Sylvania, Fiet Electric, EarthLED, and OSRAM. Other LED bulbs and fixtures may work successfully, too, but would require testing on your part. Some issues have been reported by customers with LED ribbon lighting, with the bulbs dimming to 15 to 20% then no longer dimming or shutting off completely. When using LED's in a multi-bulb light fixture or controlling multiple lighting fixtures with a single dimmer, all LED bulbs/fixtures must be from the same manufacturer or you will experience issues. We suggest using Cree LED light bulbs as those worked the best with our push-button dimmers.

Can these pushbutton dimmers be used with LED Can Lights? 
It is difficult to know whether the dimmers will work with any particular LED light fixture simply based on their specs. We recommend having your contractor or electrician test the switch and fixture combination to ensure they work together before buying or installing units for all locations.

Can I use these Pushbutton dimmers with magnetic low voltage light fixtures?

No. Push button dimmers are not rated or listed for use with MLV transformers or lighting fixtures. Customers who have attempted to do so at their own risk have experienced problems. We recommend not using push-button dimmers with magnetic low voltage installations.

Can Push Button dimmers be used with ELV fixtures?

Only if the dimmer is placed before the transformer in the circuit. Since they haven't been rated for use with ELV fixtures, it's try at your own risk - we highly recommend consulting an electrician. Note it's possible the dimmers won't work properly if using with an LED bulbs fixture.

Can Classic Accent switches be used in 250V systems?

Classic Accent has sent switches to Australia, New Zealand, and England which all use the 220-250 Volt systems. Although there have been no customer reports of issues using the switches, we cannot guarantee they will work. It is important to emphasize that the switches are listed and rated for 120 Volt 15 amp systems and the circuit cannot be any higher than 7.5 amps. 

Can the 3-way push-button switches and dimmers be used as single pole switches?

Yes. All you need to do is cap off one of the red traveler wires on the back of the dimmer, or not connect one of the terminals on the standard 3-way switch (and cap off the wire coming from the wall).

Can the push button switches and dimmers be used with ceiling fans?

No. Ceiling fan switches are specialized devices that typically allow for speed control, so push button light switches cannot be used as a substitute.

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