Types of Light Switches
Choosing the ideal light switch for your space improves its functionality and convenience while upgrading the looks of the room. Here are a few common types of light switches:
- Most homes are outfitted with traditional single or double pole light switches. They’re classic, inexpensive, and easy to use. Single pole light switches are the most commonly used switch and only have one hot wire. Double pole light switches operate the same way, except they have two hot wires and are usually used for higher energy applications like big appliances or machinery. In contrast, single-pole switches are used for almost anything.
- Switches can be paired with an outlet for a combination switch. If your room doesn’t have enough outlets or they’re not in easily accessible areas, adding a plug to an already existing switch may be easier than installing an outlet by itself.
- Have you ever entered a dark room and had to walk all the way across the space before being able to turn the light on? Three-way switches prevent this problem by being able to turn one light on from multiple locations. This is beneficial, so you don’t have to enter a dark room or walk haphazardly through the space after turning the light off.
Setting the mood in your home is much easier with dimmer switches that allow you to have a bright room for doing homework or a warmer tone for watching TV. Dimmer switches come in many designs but will always have a slider to adjust brightness and an on/off switch next to it. No matter what switch you’re looking for, we provide high-quality outlets and switches in Santa Barbara for your home.
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