Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gugie Easy to install and looks good
I bought a 10 pack of these switches to replaced 20 year old toggle type switches i had in the house.
The slip in wire connections make it a breeze to hook up but you still need to wrap the ground wire around the ground screw. (Not a big deal)
One note is that you need to pay attention to what is the "top" of the switch so that it get's mounted correctly. If you look closely you'll see the word "Top" stamped on the switch frame just above the rocker switch. Just mount the switch so this is on the top side and you're set to go.
once installed the back light seemed a little too bright but at night it does make it's location very noticeable.
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KernelGuy Great switch but about a fifteen year service life.
Bought one of these back in 2001, and now the neon bulb is flickering and spends more time off than on.
That's not a failing of these switches in particular but rather is a common failure mode of all illuminated switches.
I wonder when someone will come up with a way to use an LED bulb instead, though most LEDs also have a ten to fifteen year service life.
October 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by m235 Delivers as advertised
The light switch was easy to install and performs great.
October 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beth good deal
exactly what I was looking for to see the wall switch in the bathroom
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJH Illuminated switch
Easy to see at night great for finding switch love them
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jmmeis great help
This switch has allowed us to see where to turn on the light even in the darkest room.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ast Be aware
I think someone change the Switch because it did not illuminated. You have to check the switch before buying.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by microtv It is, after all, a switch
So evidently the folks at Home Depot recognize my expertise in these matters and have personally requested that I provide a review for this product. Aw shucks ....
I find that many times reviews are more useful if the actual application the product will be used in is described. In this case, the product will be used to turn on and off the lights in the basement and is intended to replace a similar item previously installed sometime in the early 1960's. That's a lifespan of over 50 years. Wow. Maybe I ought to write a review of the original product. Can't help but wonder if this one will last that long. Hmmmm .... maybe I should have inquired about a maintenance contract.
But I digress. The aforementioned product location is at the bottom of a stairway which is less than well lit, hence the choice to go with an illuminated switch. After much careful examination of the available products, this particular device was chosen based on my own rigorous criteria. (Yep, its white). Along with it I selected a cover plate to give the project the truly professional appearance. I suspect I will be asked to write a review about the cover plate at some point, so I will refrain from any further commentary on that subject.
After purchasing the items, I carefully placed them in the covered bed of my truck along with other items for protection during the journey home due to the cab of the truck not being certified as a tobacco-free environment. On arrival, I carefully opened the product packaging and removed it. Then as is my habit, I searched the instructions for any necessary software or operating system upgrades that may have been released since the product left the factory. Much to my surprise, there were none. I was quite pleased by this and it meant I could go right ahead and install.
I'll leave out exact installation details as my situation may not match yours. Suffice to say, once the appropriate breaker was shut off, the old device was removed and the new one was put into the same location. A simplified diagram is provided should you be interested.
After the installation was completed, power was restored via the appropriate circuit breaker. The acid test: does it work? I will spare you any unneeded suspense. It did! Pressing in the top of the switch causes the basement lights to come on. Pressing the bottom of the switch causes them to go off. When the lights are off, the bottom of the switch has a soft orange glow (long-life neon lamp, none of that funky LED junk in this baby).
I just called my wife and she verified that the house has not yet burned to the ground due to switch failure, therefore we can conclude that after three entire weeks in service, this product has the guts and stamina to go the long haul.
The operational learning curve on this product is fairly typical. Some training may be required, but most people should learn it fairly quickly, especially if supplemental materials can be provided, both paper copies and PowerPoint demonstrations downloadable from the cloud.
July 7, 2015