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Old 10-27-2010, 06:02 AM   #1
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Differences between these light switches?


I could only find these two examples online, but in store at HD there are different grades up to the type labeled commercial.
  1. R52-01451-02W
  2. R62-RS115-02W
What exactly are the differences between these two and other more expensive 15 amp single pole switches?

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One difference that jumped out at me was the label "quiet". I assume that the more expensive one has a little smoother and quieter toggle action.

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One difference that jumped out at me was the label "quiet". I assume that the more expensive one has a little smoother and quieter toggle action.
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Yep, I noticed it was labeled quiet - what makes it more quiet and what else could possibly be improved over the cheaper versions as we go higher in pricing?
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Yep, I noticed it was labeled quiet - what makes it more quiet and what else could possibly be improved over the cheaper versions as we go higher in pricing?
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Could it be the Brass grounding lug on the bottom screw plate?
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One is a heavy-duty and the other is a cheap resi-grade device. A true spec-grade device would be even better (more heavy duty) and more expensive.

Your answer is right in the descriptions:
R52-
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For standard household use
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Ideal for use in heavily used areas in homes, offices, schools and commercial buildings
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Here is a better one, Leviton 54501-2W for a buck, twenty-five:

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Here is a better one, Leviton 54501-2W for a buck, twenty-five:

That is not the switch in the second link ,I just bought some of the R62-RS115-02W switches and they have a Brass lug with two wires that hold the screw in place.
However,for curiosity sake I went down to my goodie box and it seems that Leviton may have done a revision to this particular model as I have both types of this model switch,with and w/o brass lug.
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That is not the switch in the second link ,
He didn't say it was. He said:
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If my math is right, the difference is 49 cents.

Just kidding.

The R62 is considered a little more heavy duty, as Speedy Petey said. I just installed 6 of the R62s and have installed several of the R52s in the past.

The R62 has a more "positive" feel to it when switched, if that makes sense. It is also a little louder.

But what I found really convenient is that the R62 is provisioned for "back wiring" as opposed to "back stabbing". I know that might open a can of worms here, but it seems really secure to tighten down the screw on the clip without having to loop the wire around the screw. Similar to tightening down a wire on a breaker.


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