Switches and Fixtures Buying Guide
Switches and fixtures can now suit any style including architectural, heritage, nostalgic or ultra modern decors. Although the base is made out of plastic most often, the facings can be gold plated or with brushed up stainless steel.
Types of Switches
- Standard on and off switches: Standard switch types complete the circuitory function when switched on manually and break the circutory funtion when switched off.
- Dimmers: Switches that allow dimming of lights are called dimmers. These switches brighten the light when the outside light is dim and dim the light in the presence of external bright lights.
- Noise sensitive switches: They are sensitive changes in decibel levels.They switch on at voice command.
- Timer switches that can be programmed: The lights or airconditioners use timer switches which automatically turn off after a set time.
- Two-way switches that are suitable for hallways: They can be switched on and off at two locations for convenience.
- Switches that are motion sensitive: The switches sense movement and peform at the sense of your presence.
Switches and Fixtures Selection Suggestions
- Although every switch and fixture comes with some sort of ergonomic value, they have to be chosen based on the placement and type required.
- It is better to choose the ones that blend with the design or décor of the room.
- If you don’t like switches or fixtures to look prominent on the wall, you can opt for noise activated or architrave switching design.