We hate to tell you this, but not even the most gorgeous paint color on this planet will disguise those ugly white light switches. There are a bunch of ways to go about disguising them— match the plates to your wall covering, install fancy push switches —but the lowest-lift solution is to replace the apparatus altogether. Sadly, beautifully designed light switches the ones that include plates and toggles versus just the former aren't that common in the United States. However, there are a couple diamonds in the rough out there.
Push Button Switches
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In electrical wiring , a light switch is a switch most commonly used to operate electric lights , permanently connected equipment, or electrical outlets. Portable lamps such as table lamps may have a light switch mounted on the socket, base, or in-line with the cord. Light switches are also found in flashlights , vehicles , and other devices. Switches for lighting may be in hand-held devices, moving vehicles, and buildings. Residential and commercial buildings usually have wall-mounted light switches to control lighting within a room. Mounting height, visibility, and other design factors vary from country to country. The switch mounting boxes, or enclosures are often recessed within a finished wall.
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A switch is a mechanical device made up of a plastic toggle on the outside and a rocking lever on the inside that operates one or multiple spring-loaded contactors, making it possible to establish an electrical connection, or to cut it off. Switches endure repeated manipulation over the years, so many of their parts can eventually break down and become unreliable. As a result, some problems might come up in their circuitry that will require troubleshooting. One mechanical failure easy enough to recognize is an internally broken toggle, where the lever inside is unable or only occasionally able to activate the contactors. This problem can be felt by touch, as the plastic piece is usually loose in the switch without any spring tension.