Now you can use my Gear/Lever light switch covers when you have an outlet next to your toggle switch! Yes, it's fully functional! Just flip the metal levers to turn lights on and off. It is extremely easy to install.
My lever system has a bolt and nut design (instead of a simple pin), which allows you to adjust the tension for a customized feel. Your purchase comes with a small, matching wrench to help you adjust the bolts. It also comes with a steel spacer plate, which ensures a tight seal against the wall and also prevents wobbling and unsightly gaps between the switch and the wall.
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!***
When installing, a good option is to invert your existing toggle switch (turn it upside down) so that the up/down, on/off action of the levers is not reversed.
Base plate measures 4 ¾ inches tall by 4 ¼ inches wide (for a double-gang cover with one gear and one outlet). Levers extend 4 ¾ inches from the wall.
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.
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Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I accept returns and/or exchanges on gifts and for valid reasons. I always do my best to make things right, so please send me a message to chat about some possible options. Custom orders are not eligible for return.
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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 6, 2021
Steampunk COOL! This is such a groovy light switch — the design is brilliant and it’s made of sturdy steel. I contacted the shop owner with a question, and she was quick with her response. It arrived quickly, too.
May 20, 2021
i love it!!! great quality too. fast shipping and they answered any and all questions i had in a timely manner. will definitely purchase more in the future!
Jul 15, 2020
Works wonderfully! Shipped and received fast. Install was quick and easy, though a bit finicky on my older light switches (mine are probably from the 50s). Turns out they are just a smidge shorter than modern ones, but carefully over tightening the mounting screws and making sure the tension on the lever is not too loose made up for the difference. Installed 3 in less than an hour.
Apr 28, 2020
Apr 10, 2020
Awesome combination of switch and plugs. Love it!