Updating light switches

Old 08-07-13, 03:43 PM
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Updating light switches

I am trying to update our bathroom light switch. (Actually I would like to update the whole house, but the bathroom is first)

My problem is we do not have standard lights, we have a system that my late Grandfather (an electrical engineer) designed in 1963. The whole house is on a relay system, so the switches don't really have on/off positions.

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I have looked everywhere, and can't find a switch to replace it. I would like it to be white. We recently changed out the plug below it, so it really stands out.

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Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!
Old 08-07-13, 03:47 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You have the GE low voltage remote control lighting system. There are places where you can still get replacement switches that will work with your system but look more modern.

Check out the links below for replacement switches.

White GE RS237 Low Voltage Light Switch

GE Low voltage lighting systems from the 50s 60s and 70s
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If you want to use genuine Leviton Decora switches the part number is 5657-2* substituting the color code for the * A white switch is a 5657-2W.

Be prepared for sticker shock, these are not cheap!

DecoraŽ Residential and Commercial Grade Rocker Switches

5657-2W :: Maintained & Momentary Contact Switches :: Decora Switches :: Switch :: Wiring Devices :: MrSupply.com

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