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Toggles vs. Rockers #5505
11/22/01 06:52 PM
11/22/01 06:52 PM
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pauluk  Offline OP
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Which type of light switches do you prefer: Traditional-style toggles or rockers?

My preference is for toggles. The British ones were a slightly different style to most U.S. types, but unfortunately standard wall switches are now available only as rockers. The only toggles still on sale are expensive "retro" mock-Edwardian/Georgian brass types.

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Re: Toggles vs. Rockers #5506
11/23/01 07:14 AM
11/23/01 07:14 AM
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Paul,
Over here the toggle is considered to be a standard switch, while the rocker is a "decorator" switch. Most people would stand on their heads to operate the "deco" switch if it was necessary, just so they could have the "fanciness" of it.
Personally, I don't give a rat's ***, they both work just fine!
(I thought the old controversy in the UK was between the "Mods" & the "Rockers") [Linked Image]

Re: Toggles vs. Rockers #5507
11/23/01 08:30 PM
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Yeah, I've seen all the "Decora" style fittings in the Graybar catalog. I guess that most jobs using the big rocker switches also go for the flat duplex recepts. instead of the normal duplexes with two hole cover plate, right?


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