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Old 08-14-2015, 12:05 PM   #1
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We are just starting our complete kitchen remodel. Our architect mentioned having a door activated light switch for our pantry. Anybody have this in their home? I am not sure what this is called exactly to do a proper search. Are they push button switches or magnet activated?

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This is the type that has been used for many years. You inlet it into the frame on the hinge side.
http://t.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-Ben...W-SK/100180864

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Perfect, that is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks for your help.

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Or a motion-activated switch. I have one in our walk-in closet.
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... and a motion-activated switch won't push the door open if it doesn't latch. My experience with them was over 50 years ago but I still hate them.
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This is the type that has been used for many years. You inlet it into the frame on the hinge side.
http://t.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-Ben...W-SK/100180864
They were great and are very trouble-free. We have a couple mounted in linen closets and they are very handy. Make sure you use a LED light in them so you don't get heat buildup.

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