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Door Jamb Light Switch

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Door Jamb Light Switch

Item #PTA-502
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About our Door Jamb Light Switch

Closets and pantry offer storage opportunities but all too often it is hard to see into them. However, door jamb lighting is a great solution to dark spaces. Our door light switch products give you what you need to illumine and find your way around your closet. Door jamb switches are available to help you automate your lighting, and they are especially good for new construction. Below you will find more information about our door light switches which will help you choose the best electric door light switch products for your particular situation.

Mount this doorjamb light switch in your closet, pantry, or storage area for optimal convenience with a simple, hands-free solution. The light will automatically turn on when you open the door and shut off when you close it. You'll never have to worry about wasting electricity with the automatic shut-off feature of this door light switch. Moreover, you'll always have the illumination you need with the proper jamb lighting.

  • Attractive Appearance: white switch, brass face plate
  • Face Plate Dimensions: 3.875in(L) x 1.25in(W) x 1.0625in(Thick)
  • Mounting Holes: are located 3in on center
  • Housing Dimensions: 2.6875in(L) x 1.1875in(W) x 2in(D)
  • Housing: rust resistant steel case
  • Knockouts: four 1/2in knockouts in housing (one KO on top, two KOs on back, one KO on bottom)
  • Operation: turns the lights on when the door is opened; may be used with either hinged doors or sliding doors
  • Contact Rating: 120-volt, 6 amps
  • Installation: mounted in doorjamb usually during construction; to retrofit later is difficult
  • Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of Door Jamb Light Switches, please call us at our toll-free number or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form.  We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing on electric door light switches and other lighting hardware.

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Product Reviews
Door Jamb Light Switch
5 Stars based on 2 Review(s)
San Antonio, TX.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Hard to Find but Pegasus had it.
May 30, 2011
One of our two, 23 year old, door jamb light switches worked intermittently. I finally tried to replace it but could not find a local supplier that had an exact match. The one I bought at Lowe's was too small for the existing jamb. Went on-line and found this one. An exact march and after 15 minutes, I was done. "Pegasus" is now in one of my "favorite places" for internet shopping. Thanks, Hal
An exact replacement

Lakeland, FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Door Jamb Switch
March 24, 2011
Could not find this in my locality and this was just what I wanted. I installed it in a pantry with great success.

Questions & Answers
By Doc from Richlands, Va. on July 21, 2012
What is the depth or how far does it go back in the jamb?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on July 23, 2012

Hi Doc, the light switch has a depth of 1.75in.

Let us know if you have any more questions.


By Jerry from Buffalo, NY on August 15, 2012
Do you have a door mounted switch that you can turn off when the door is open?

By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 15, 2012

Jerry - we have a hinge touch dimmer that might work, depending on what type of light you are trying to dim:

With this hinge dimmer, you can control the connected light fixture by just tapping the hinge of the door it's wired to.

By Jon from Denver, CO on August 16, 2012

It seems to me you would have to also install a cutout switch to do that, which could defeat the whole purpose of the door activated switch.

By Beverly from CA on February 19, 2015
Can this switch be mounted on the door strike side or is it designed for the hinge side? We need a 120 volt door switch on the strike side. Thanks for your help.
By Mike from Florida on February 20, 2015

This switch is primarily designed for a sliding door. It is normally closed (door open) white switch button not depressed (light on). When the door is closed the button is depressed and the switch opens (light goes off). Similar to the switch for the light in your refrigerator. You would need to locate it in such a way so when the door closes (on the strike side) the switch button gets depressed in order to open the circuit (shut the light off).
By Aaron from Calumet, MI on February 24, 2015

It is designed for the hinge side, but it can be used strike side for things like cabinets, where there is overlap between the frame and door.

By Alex from Vermont on December 29, 2012
Can this switch be wired to turn the light on when the button is pressed, and turn off when the button is released? I would like to install this inside of the wall of a pocket door. Thanks.

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