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Leviton

Model R72-05611-2WS

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Decora 15 Amp Illuminated Switch, White

$8.97 /each
  • Illuminated switch rocker illuminates when load is OFF
  • Switch frame shields against dust
  • Sturdy construction for long service life

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The Leviton Decora 15 Amp Illuminated Switch is a designer-style device with a locator light that illuminates while in the off position to help you find the switch in dark rooms. The UL-listed switch is compatible with Decora wall plates and is recommended for replacing most standard single-pole switches.

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Troubleshooting wiring when installed and the switch light flickers on and off?

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August 3, 2015
We installed the illuminated light switch, but the switch light blinks off and on installed in the wall? This switch operates a bedroom wall plug for a lamp. There is no other light source in the room, but the table lamp. So it would be good to have an illuminated wall switch that functions without blinking off and on when installed.
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May 23, 2016
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Same thing happened to mine after a year or so. I have it installed in the garage for the overhead light. Was working fine then one day I was getting the flicker. Checked the wiring and it was fine. Finally got around to just replacing it with another just like it and the new one is glowing steady. I suspect this new one will fail and start to flicker after a while like the one it replaced.
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February 10, 2016
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This does not happen with mine. Maybe it's a faulty switch.
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December 5, 2015
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After one year, my switch began to flicker and now doesn't go on at all. I don't know, but I'm betting this is not an LED inside it, which mean the lifespan of the switch light is GREATLY reduced. If it were an LED, you could expect a very long life and no flicker.
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September 8, 2015
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Sounds like a loose connection.,
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August 5, 2015
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DOUBLE CHECK YOUR WIRE CONNECTIONS, COULD BE CROSS WIRING OR A LOOSE CONNECTION OTHER WISE A DEFECTED SWITCH.
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are these switches designed to work with various sizes of wire?

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May 7, 2015
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July 6, 2016
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Like any typical switch for wiring, but I would not advise using anything above 15 amp circuit.
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February 10, 2016
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They are designed just like a regular switch. They connect the same way you would connect a regular switch, with any size wire.
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September 18, 2015
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This switch uses standard "screw type" connectors that accommodate may different sizes of wire #14GA, #12GA, #10GA...some switches and receptacles also allow for the wire to be stripped and plugged directly into the back so that you don't have to use the screws at all. In my experience, they tend to be a less solid connection and usually only work with the smallest gauge wire ##14GA# which makes them Read More
This switch uses standard "screw type" connectors that accommodate may different sizes of wire #14GA, #12GA, #10GA...some switches and receptacles also allow for the wire to be stripped and plugged directly into the back so that you don't have to use the screws at all. In my experience, they tend to be a less solid connection and usually only work with the smallest gauge wire ##14GA# which makes them pretty useless since 12GA is a more common #larger# wire size in homes. Read Less
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September 8, 2015
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I suggest Stay with the 15 amp.
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May 8, 2015
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Good day,
The Quickwire terminals only accept #14 AWG wire, and the screw terminals accept up to #12 AWG wire.
David Keller,
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Is this a "quiet" switch? I don't like the noise of the rocker switches.

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January 23, 2016
It appears to be the quiet switch, but your product info does not indicate that.
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It does not have a loud "snap", but there is a sound....perhaps a soft snap.
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It does make a small click noise
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Yes.
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February 3, 2016
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The 5611 is a quiet rocker switch.
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Can this switch be wired to iluminate when the light is ON?

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No. It is hardwired to show a light when lights are off. The idea is a dark room....this helps you find the switch. In a lit room you can see it. Realize that it would be nice to perhaps see if a light on the other side of a wall or door is "on", using this, but you could easily tell if the light is "off" when the switch is illuminated. Little bit of logic will tell you that when you don't see the switch Read More
No. It is hardwired to show a light when lights are off. The idea is a dark room....this helps you find the switch. In a lit room you can see it. Realize that it would be nice to perhaps see if a light on the other side of a wall or door is "on", using this, but you could easily tell if the light is "off" when the switch is illuminated. Little bit of logic will tell you that when you don't see the switch illuminated, the light must be on. Read Less
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April 11, 2016
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No. The product you are looking for is called a Pilot Switch.
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December 29, 2015
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Hello will, I’m Chris from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
No, the wiring for switch illumination is internal and cannot be changed.
Toggle style switches are available that only illuminate when power is on though. These are handy when providing power to items like outlets for sump pumps and others that do not light up when on.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 It works I used this to wire up with my wife's DIY make up vanity so she can manually turn on/off the lights. I didn't know it lights up when in the off position, so I guess that's a bonus; although if I paid more attention to what I bought I would of read it somewhere in the product details. March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Light switch lit by light switch Tired of fumbling around in the dark for a light switch? I was and tired of stubbing my toe on anything that could do that job. I purchased this switch and several just like it to replace switches in areas of the house I was tired of feeling for the switch. What a toe and life saver. This switch is just like any switch you install in a box to control lights except when you turn this switch off it has a very small light inside of it that illuminates the large paddle off and on switch. I got the idea from a well known publication that talked about making homes user friendly for ourselves as we get older. The lighted switch seemed like a great idea now and not waiting till I get older. The switch is made of good quality material and is very easy to install. Remember to turn off the power before attempting the installation. With the power off remove the old switch and replace it with the new lighted switch. Turn the power back on and poof you have a lighted switch that is easy to find in the dark. I wish I would have had these when my children were small and still living at home. They serve as a small night light and if they get scared they know right were the switch is to scare away those dreaded night monsters. Could have had more sleep long ago. These are a great addition to any home for safety and security. It could have saved many a toe from getting beat up. They are great and not expensive to replace all of my switches. Remember to be Safe! April 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice lighted switch! Works well and is bright enough to see at night as it should be! March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to Install - Worth the Price Used in conjunction with Philips65W Equivalent Daylight (5000K) BR30 Dimmable LED Flood Light Bulb to replace the light over the kitchen sink. Easy to install and has been working great for the past month without a problem. February 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice idea Very easy to install. The illuminated switch makes it easy at night to find the switch. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great! I put this is a dark hallway that has no other electrical outlets for a nightlight, and it provides just enough light to provide a reference. January 19, 2016
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