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Old 02-08-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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I want a better quality switch to replace some heavily used in the home. The "preferred" switches from Leviton look like decent quality, but they are way too clunky. Is there a better quality switch that is also silent or nearly so I can use?

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Leviton, among others, does make a silent switch. Google Leviton silent toggle switch

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what style switch? the silent ones are the electronic touch control ones as they have no moving parts. you want mechanical?
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what style switch? the silent ones are the electronic touch control ones as they have no moving parts. you want mechanical?
Not true. The have silent mechanical switches too.
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Not true. The have silent mechanical switches too.
the std silent toggle still makes a noise, not a lot, certainly more than electronic switch control, etc.

any quality std toggle is fairly quiet. the noisy ones are the cheap ones that are used when a builder subs out electrician work for the builder's 100+ home division, etc.
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not true at all. I have some cheap switches in my house that are absolutely silent; not almost silent but absolutely silent.

It is a Pass & Seymour/LeGrand residential quality/style 120 vac rated switch.


I have installed hundreds upon hundreds of switches myself and have run across anything from very stiff clicky switches to absolutely silent switches on both ends of the cost spectrum.
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10-4, i think OP found the solution.
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I use the Leviton DECORA line myself, and they are silent, and you can get them as a night-light model that does two jobs in one.


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Reminded of baby face finster in the crib. And bugs bunny going CLICK
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I ended up going with the Leviton 54501-2W for $4. It is still somewhat "clunky" and is not really "silent" like the slim, cheap levitons that were there originally, but those squeaked quite a bit and I don't ever want to have to change these switches again.

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