Replacing Light Switches


Replacing Light Switches

 They just don’t make light switches like they use to. Haven’t you heard that one before! Well, it’s a fact in the case of light switches. You know when you need to replace a light switch when the switch simply does not turn on the light anymore or the light flickers when turning it on. Light switches that builders and electricians install in homes are the most inexpensive available on the market and their service life is about three years if the switch is located on a light circuit that is frequently used such as in kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways. They cost less than a $1.00 each, whereby good quality light switches cost approximately $2.50 or more and will last for ten or more years.

Nearly every home owner needs to replace light switches from time to time. He can either do it himself or call an electrician that will charge you just about a $100.00 to change a light switch. This is a simple task that any home owner can perform with ordinary household tools.

Tools required:

  • Screwdriver
  • Long-nose pliers
  • Voltage tester
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire cutters

Types of Electrical Switches:

There are three basic types of light switches used in homes:



Source by Les Donovan