This version of my steampunk light switch cover is better than ever, with center cutouts and a wooden handle! Just flip the wooden handle to turn your lights on and off. Because it is made from 1/4 inch raw steel, it has an authentic Industrial look. It is also extremely easy to install. Simply unscrew your existing light switch cover, and screw this one in its place. Screws are included.
The darker handles in the pictures have been stained, but your order will come in a natural wood (pine) color. It is easy to stain whatever color you'd like.
My lever system has a bolt and nut design that allows you to adjust the amount of torque needed to flip the lights on and off. Your purchase comes with a small, matching wrench to help you adjust the bolts. It also comes with a steel spacer plate that ensures a tight seal against the wall and also prevents wobbling and unsightly gaps.
Base plate measures 4 ¾ inches tall by 2 ¾ inches wide. Levers extend 4 ¾ inches from the wall.
When installing, a good option is to turn your existing toggle switch upside down so that the up/down, on/off action of the levers is not reversed.
This design is only compatible with toggle switches (the kind you flick up and down with your finger). If you have a different style of light switch, and you want to convert to the compatible toggle style, please let me know and I will include a 15A-120V toggle switch with your order at no extra charge.
I am no longer offering the rusted version of my light switch covers. However, I am still offering the rusted version on duplex outlet covers, rocker covers and blanks. If you prefer the rusted look, I am offering an "un-oiled" version of my light switch covers. Instead of oiling them with WD40 to prevent rusting, I clean them and then leave them un-oiled. You can then create your own rusting solution. I recommend 16oz hydrogen peroxide, 2oz white vinegar, and ½ tablespoon of salt. Mix this solution in a spray bottle, shake it up so that everything mixes well, and then spray your light switch cover. You will probably need to give it two coats and then let it sit for a couple of days so the rusting really sets in. Then, use clear matte spray paint to set the rust and keep it from transferring to your hands. Alternatively, you can purchase a sprayable rust patina from www.steelfxpatinas.com. Just spray your light switch cover and wait a few days. ***PLEASE INCLUDE A NOTE WITH YOUR ORDER IF YOU PREFER THE UN-OILED VERSION!***
If you are looking for light switch covers that are compatible with dimmer knobs, these links will take you to my dimmer switches:
Single Dimmer - https://www.etsy.com/listing/255435232/urban-industrial-lighting-dimmer-light?ref=shop_home_active_11
Double Dimmer - https://www.etsy.com/listing/384588146/dimmer-light-switch-cover-gear-lever?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=steampunk%20dimmer%20sillcock&ref=sr_gallery_2
Triple Dimmer - https://www.etsy.com/listing/246749499/industrial-triple-gang-light-switch?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=steampunk%20dimmer%20sillcock&ref=sr_gallery_1
Built to last and made in the USA from CNC plasma-cut 1/4 inch steel plates.Please allow 3-5 business days before items ship. Custom orders or very large orders may take longer.
5-7 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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Light switches should be oiled (I prefer to use WD40) at least once a year in order to prevent rusting.
My light switches with levers ONLY work with toggle switches (the kind you flick up and down with your finger). It's easy to change from a dimmer or other type of light switch to a toggle switch.
Any properly installed and functioning light switch has a safety ground. There should be no dangerous voltages anywhere near a properly functioning switch. The toggle switch itself is plastic, which is also an insulator. Whenever you are working with electricity, however, it’s always a good idea to turn off the breaker and double check your wires to make sure the insulation on your wiring is intact, and that the ground is connected to the switch. If the copper wire is exposed, or if the insulation is cut, you could get a shock due to faulty wiring.
Before installing, please ensure that your current light switches are functioning properly, that your switch is grounded, and that there are no loose wire connections.
Sep 17, 2022
Great transaction, excellent packing, prompt shipping!! Item as described. A++
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Apr 6, 2022
I’ve wanted a switch like this for a couple of decades for my man cave/shop/hideaway. This is perfect, well made, and since I chose the DIY rust option, will only improve in appearance over time. It also has a click noise that inspired a comment from a visitor “I’m not sitting in any chair anywhere near that thing.” So I’m good.