Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Sean Fails in about 3-4 months
My second switch failed after 3 months. The first one only lasted 3 months. I thought the first one was a fluke but now realize it is just poor quality.
November 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by BargainKing Worked for about 4yr
The switch is starting to arc when switched after about 4 years. The light output at the switch was great. Just wished it didn't fail so quick. I am only using it on average 3-5 times a week. Going to try the cooper brand next.
May 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Prym Illuminated, minus the luminated part...
The light given off by this thing is amazingly miniscule... I was thinking that in my shop I could walk in and be able to see it in the dark, not the case... You have to be looking directly at it in pitch black to be able to notice the light, it is so small, that when my electrician buddy was helping me install it he couldn't even tell there was a light and thought the switch was malfunctioning so I returned it, and when the second switch didn't light up, we actually turned all the lights out and shut the doors and standing a few feet from it could tell there was something there... I promise you a lightning bug puts off more light than this switch, it is NOT worth the 5$ i paid for it, and it will be returned shortly. Buy a good 3$ heavy duty switch and put a motion sensor flood light outside your shop, the light coming in from the open door will provide WAAAAY more visibility to the switch than its "Illumination" ever will.
December 7, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by JimmyCarlBlack Dim and upside down
The old illuminated white switches that they used to sell were much better. First, in my opinion, the clear doesn't look nearly as nice as the white. Why would you want to see the innards of the switch instead of a nice, plain white switch? Second, one would think perhaps the reason to switch to clear is to get brighter illumination. Not so. My old white switches are much brighter than these. Third, the switch is upside down! That is, when you install it with the lettering facing up so that you can read it, the "off" position is up and the "on" position is down, which is the opposite of how most people expect their single-pole switches to be. It's not the end of the world to just unwire the switch and flip it over, but it's kind of annoying to wire your switch, test it, discover it's upside down, and have to un-wire and re-wire it. Luckily I tested one switch before installing a whole bunch and knew to install the rest upside-down.
Please bring back the old white switches!
November 26, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by lights101 Broke after 2 months
I used this switch to replace a switch in my garage. It worked fine for 2 months until all of a sudden, I observed a spark within the switch when flipping it up, and the lights would either flicker or not turn on. I replaced it with the original standard switch, and it works fine now.
The switch feels cheap when it is flipped. The clear plastic housing, as opposed to a white/almond/ivory housing, also looks odd.
October 28, 2013