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Old 03-27-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Any Sparkies in the house

Is it just me or lighter colored outlets/switches are more prone to show color change than darker ones...

I have Leviton white which does not match their white screwless plates.
Light almond which does not match some of their other light almond stuff.

HELL, the same goes for Lutron. Both the 6 year old snow white & biscuit don't match the swatch color chips I am looking at.


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Old 03-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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I see that as entirely plausible.

Side note, the company I used to work for tracked statistics on the color of devices when they fail in order to price different colored devices. White devices had the highest rate of failure, no idea why or what the rates were anymore but I always found that interesting.


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Old 03-28-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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Any covers that are white of off-white will discolor over time due to light exposure. If you want them to match, you will have to replace them all at once.
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