Sunday, March 29, 2009

Subject: hidden light switch

Name: Le Clere

Question: I'm upgrading my kitchen and installing a backsplash. I want to move the outlets for a cleaner look. Looking to alternate slate and glass tiles. I'm wondering if it is possible to wire one of the glass tiles to be a light switch. Have seen some sensor plates on line and am wondering if this could be used for this application.

Answer: Hi Le Clere, Yes this can be done. I have use metal touch plate sensor for touch control lamps in kitchens before. For the switch I tied the the control wire from the sensor to metal door handle to control the lights. If I remember correctly this was in a the Roxbrough or Manyunk section of Philadelphia (19128-19127).

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