How To Choose Light Switches For Your House

Female finger is turn on or off on light switch on white wall at home

When setting up your home, you want to ensure that every piece of furniture, decor, and lighting perfectly suits your space. Choosing the most perfect and right light switch for your home is something you must consider carefully. A light switch controls the flow of electricity and sets the tone for your space.

Light switches are a perfect way to add personality to any room. But unfortunately, they are also an important safety element. 

So how do you choose the right light switch? There are plenty of options—and they cost differently depending on what kind of features they have and what you like and need. When regarding choosing light switches for your home, here are some things to keep in mind:


Know Your Needs

The first step is to choose which light switch would work best in your home. Do you require one that can dim? Do you want one in a variety of colors? Do you have kids that like to knock on lights to turn them off? Will someone who has problems seeing utilize this? 

Before purchasing, ensure that the type of switch you select will match your demands. It is always best to research which lights tailor your needs for good ideas. Google and Pinterest are your best friends in this regard. 


Think About Safety

Safety should always be at the forefront of any home lighting decision. In homes where children reside, safety becomes a priority, especially where children are involved. Check if the kind of lighting setup you want is childproof or if it is placed at a height where children can access it. 


Think about the size of your room

If you are trying to replace an existing light switch with a new one, make sure that the new one matches the old one in size. If you are installing a new light switch into a smaller space, ensure that your new switch has enough room for all the wiring running through it.


Consider which direction you want to turn the lights off from

This may sound like an easy no-brainer, but if you want to be able to turn off lights from two different sides—one side of the door and another side of the house—you may need two switches instead of one.


Think about how many people will use each switch at once

If multiple people in your household use these switches regularly (for example, children who need them), make sure they are easy to reach and turn on or off without causing any trouble. Please take into consideration as well which switches the children are using because there are safety concerns that come with them. 


Consider Your Home’s Functionality

If you plan on keeping and staying in the same house for years, think about how that functionality will change over the years. For example, if you have kids growing up and becoming more independent over time, consider installing dimmer switches or motion-sensor lights so they can feel and become more independent while also saving energy by switching off the lights whenever they are not needed and in use.


Consider Your Style Preferences

You do not need a matching set of light switches. Instead, you can choose ones that go well with your decorating style.

For example, if you like modern and clean lines, look for sleek metal finishes or minimalistic designs with no frills. You will surely find diverse and plenty of options to suit any aesthetic! 


Light’s Functionality

Dimmer switches allow you to control the brightness of the lights, which is great if you want a reading light in one room or need some mood lighting but do not want your lights to be overly bright. Regular light switches are on and off, though they come in different colors and styles.



And finally: price! Light switches are cheap (you can get them at any hardware store), so don’t sweat them too much. Go with what your instincts are whispering in your ear and choose what you feel suits you best. 

Firefly Electric has been a leading electrical solutions provider in the Philippines for over 20 years. Firefly Electric provides air coolers, LED lights, Ecolum lights, and other high-quality electronic products with over 8500 stores, 800 retail outlets, and 1000 partner contractors and developers. These electronic products are made from high-grade materials and are the best on the market. 


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