by Josh on November 11, 2006 · 4 comments

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My new push-button light switches and forged cover plates arrived in the mail earlier this week. This was a little bit of house bling that I’ve wanted to add for some time and finally justified when my new compact fluorescent lightbulbs required me to eliminate a couple of dimmer switches.

Old dimmer switches:
Old dimmer switch

New push-button switches:
New push-button switch

The push-button switches arrived well-packaged and it took me just a few minutes to install all three of them. I only ordered three in order to keep my cost down (one switch and forged single wall plate costs $25), and because Ms. Bungalow wasn’t completely sold on the idea of these old-fashioned switches. Now that the work is done, we both agree the switches are a great detail. I’m planning to swap out more of the toggles for push-buttons gradually as funds allow.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Aaron November 12, 2006 at 12:25 am

Those are nice. We went modern in our own place (Lutron’s Maestro dimmers) but I’ve seen a few places with those push button switches and they’re very cool.


Eric November 12, 2006 at 6:54 am

They look great! Just so you know, you can actually buy push-button dimmers too.




Josh November 12, 2006 at 9:16 am

Glad you like the switches, Aaron and Eric. I considered installing the push-button dimmers you mentioned, Eric, but they would make my non-dimmable fluorescent bulbs flicker and hum. That’s why I replaced the old dial-style dimmers in the first place. The energy savings of the fluorescent bulbs was just too appealing to ignore, even if it meant giving up my dimmable mood lighting.


stuccohouse November 12, 2006 at 2:08 pm

They look very nice!


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