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View Poll Results: What type of light switches do you have at your home?
Toggle-style 51 56.04%
Rocker-style 40 43.96%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-17-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I decided to do a poll - are the light switches in your home the toggle style or the rocker style?

We have the rocker style. This seems to be the norm on many newer homes.

EDIT: For those who don't know the difference, here is a comparison:

Toggle-style:


Rocker-style:

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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Toggle, darn it. But this is a rental, so I'm not changing them out.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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The slickest set-ups are the fancy "multi-scene lighting controllers" that fit into the "Decora-style" wall plates. Get awfully pricey awfully fast though..
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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toggle and rocker are the same thing.
that second pic is a style called "decora"

and why do you keep doing these insipid polls?
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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toggle and rocker are the same thing.
that second pic is a style called "decora"

and why do you keep doing these insipid polls?
No, the rocker-style is the Decora style. Decora is a trademark by Leviton; other companies have come up with their own versions.

And the reason why I do these polls is because it is a free country.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast FL
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We have toggle, but changing them out is on my to-do list.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Neither, ours are all dimmer switches, like this:



They have the slide, as well as an on/off switch.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:25 PM
 
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I hate rocker switches. Just hate them. We have toggles and dimmers.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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We have an older house that has toggles, we like them plus they are a lot cheaper than what rockers would cost to replace.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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What about push button?
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