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A Rocker Switch operates the same as a standard switch, but instead of a toggle, it operates with a rocker action.
A Delayed Action Switch keeps the circuit open for a few minutesafter the switch is turned off. A good use is in a garage where, after the user turns off the switch, it allows the light to remain on in time exit.
A Photoelectric Switch operates with a photoelectric cell. It turns off during the day and turns on during the night.
A Motion Switch turns on the light as you enter the room. Good for both convenience and security.
An Illuminated Switch has a small light that is on when the switch is off so it can be easily found; these are usually used at entrances to rooms and in hallways. Another version is the Pilot Light Switch.
An Outdoor Switch features a turning lever inside a weatherproof box cover with a toggle switch.
A Voice-Activated Switch operates with a voice command.