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What is the correct height to install a new light switch?

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2013-01-24 02:09:00
2013-01-24 02:09:00
Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.In US the max height from the floor to the top of the switch is 48". Answer for countries in Europe and other world areas running a 50 Hz power supply service.For UK current standards (17th edition) the top of the switch can be no higher than 1200mm from finished floor level, nor the bottom be less than 450mm from finished floor level, so anywhere between these that suit your needs would be fine.

The correct answer to your question will depend on the exact location of the light switches in particular if the location is subject to damp conditions, such as in a bathroom, shower room, kitchen or anywhere outside a building.

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As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

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