Push Button light switch

Forget flicking the switch…..try pushing the button!

Chris Duncan, ComSpark’s Electrical Supervisor and Kimberley Marshall, General Manager have both installed the Clipsal Push Button Switches in their respective homes. And now, it’s time to ask the big question: is switching to push button switches a game changer? See Kimberley’s and Chris’s responses below:

Kimberley – “I needed to replace a dimmable light switch and Chris suggested the Clipsal range of push buttons. It was purely aesthetics for me, it looks modern and sleek and could perform the role of the switch and dimmer in one, so I was sold. They are easy to retrofit onto an existing light switch and easy to control, you just hold down the button to adjust the lighting levels, removing your finger when the desired lighting is achieved, a double push resets the lighting level to full.

The only drawback I have seen is there doesn’t seem to be a full range in the dimming. Having installed new LED down lights at the same time as the switch, I’m not sure if it is the switch or the LED fittings…but I think I can find an electrician to work that out!”

Chris – “I prefer the dual functionality of this style of switch, over the traditional 2 gang install of a switch mech with separate rotary dimmer.

I am also a big fan of the universal nature of these mechs, being able to control incandescent lighting, mains voltage halogen or dichroic lamps, iron-core or electronic low voltage lighting transformers as used in down light applications. Even small motor loads such as ceiling sweep and exhaust fans can be controlled.”

Key Features

  • 30 series standard range
  • Leading edge/trailing edge phase control
  • Mounting center: 84 mm
  • 0 to 45 deg C
  • AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS3133, IEC60669
  • Compatible with selected dimmable CFL and LED loads
  • User selectable soft-start / kick-start operation
  • User adjustable minimum brightness
  • Multi-gang capacity up to six (6) dimmer mechanisms per plate
  • Wall or architrave mounting options
  • Wide range of plate styles and colour variants available
  • Suitable for new installations or retro-fit applications
  • Inbuilt over-current and over-temperature protection
  • Full short circuit protection
  • Fitted with suppressors to minimise radio frequency interference
  • Complies with Australian and international EMC standards