Light Switch Repair And Installation in Nashville, TN and Surrounding Areas

Today, we can turn a dark room into a brightly lit one at the flip of a switch. We tend to take electric lighting for granted, though it only became common in the last century. It’s only when the lights go out that we realize how dependent we are on modern lighting technology. Thanks to electric lighting, we are all safer, more efficient, and able to perform daily tasks with ease.

Every day, almost all Americans use electrical lighting for multiple reasons. Electric lights have become safer and easier to use today thanks to advanced technology. A professional can assist you with bringing your home up to date, or at least repair what you already have.

Light Switch Repair and Installation

A local electrician is one call or click away, and can readily help you with light switch repairs or installations. They can demonstrate for you all the different types of light switches there are to choose from and help you to pick out the best ones most suited for your family’s needs. Today’s market includes many types of switches, from toggle to push-button, dimmer to motion-activated, sound-activated to the selector, photo-electric to smart switch, and even more.

Homeowners have numerous options for light switches that match the design and function of each room. Price is the primary consideration for some homeowners, while others demand the latest technology. Whatever you pick, the electrician can do a repair or installation of it.

Toggle Switches

These are the most basic among the switches that are sold now. They work by simply flipping the toggle up or down to operate the light. They may even have on the switch the words “on” and “off” to help determine which direction is performing what task. Because this is the least expensive type of switch, electricians always have them on hand, most often in white or cream, though other colors may be available.

Push-Button Switches

These are one of the most popular, budget-friendly types of switches, and your electrician typically keeps them on hand. The user just needs to push the bottom or top of the switch to get the light to turn off or on. There are models of switches that stay recessed when you push, and others might bounce back.

Lots of homes have a push-button switch in the bathroom even if not in other rooms, as one side of the double switch can power a fan while the other side powers the light. These come in various colors and they are not hard to install.

Dimmer Switches

Such switches are useful for differing reasons for a homeowner. When there is no need to have full brightness in a room, the dimmer switch can be set to the most appropriate level of brightness. Dimmer switches typically come in slide switch or round knob models.

The dimming function of your lights might be limited depending on the type of dimmer and the bulb you have. That is why it is necessary to inquire about the range of brightness of a dimmer.

Motion-Activated Switches

There are areas in a home that can benefit the most from having motion-activated switches like a porch or a garage. Even the rooms whose location of switches are at a great distance from the door can get benefits from lighting technology that is motion-activated. When anyone enters a room, a sensor on the switch detects him or her and turns on when detected.

In some cases, if a person doesn’t move very much, a light might turn off on its own with the person inside the room. There are some homeowners though that may prefer controlling their lights these automatic lights might be practical in other areas.

Sound-Activated Switches

Sound activated switches like those popularized by “the clapper” can also be handy for those with limited mobility. Instead of needing to move or get up to a light switch, such switches respond to sounds like clapping. These can be installed by an electrician very easily just about anywhere in the home.

Selector Switches

A selector switch has multiple settings on it that control the various functions of the light, corresponding to the setting selected. You can toggle the switch from one setting to the next one usually configured in a circular pattern.

Selectors can have as few as two, or up to several, choices. This is helpful if your light changes colors and you want to be able to toggle between the options. Selector switches are more common in commercial applications, but homeowners may choose them for lighting used for certain hobbies or activities.

Photo-Electric Switches

Photo-electric switches work by activating lights when darkness is detected. They are mostly used for lamp-posts and front porches. While they’re not exactly practical in most areas of your home, they are easy for an electrician to install.

Smart Switches

Smart switches are one of the latest developments in switch technology. Certain smart switches can connect with lights and other devices that you already have in your home. Others will work best with smart lights and devices.

Smart lights offer homeowners a high degree of control over their colors and brightness. For example, the homeowner can choose to have a 50% brightness in the lights and they can set a timer on the lights so that it will automatically turn off at a certain time. Once they are installed in a home, smart lights and smart switches can be controlled through a smartphone app.