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Leviton snap switch closeup

Leviton snap switch closeup

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I ordered a case of 10 NOS Leviton snap switches thanks to Streetlight98's link. This is a closeup of one of them.

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Manufacturer:Leviton
Model Reference:5001
Lamp
Base:Screw Terminals
Shape/Finish:Black
Electrical
Voltage:120 Volts
Current:10 Amps
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:July 1969 (inside flap of individual boxes say 7 69)
Application/Use:To control lights

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May 02, 2019 at 03:43 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Cool! My brother has a Sears version from the same age with the Leviton name on it.

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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May 02, 2019 at 03:47 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Cool! My brother has a Sears version from the same age with the Leviton name on it.

Does it look the same as this one except for being a different brand?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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May 02, 2019 at 04:19 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Yes. Only difference is the Sears name in the metal. Still had the Leviton name on the toggle.

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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May 02, 2019 at 04:39 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Yes. Only difference is the Sears name in the metal. Still had the Leviton name on the toggle.

Do you have a picture of it?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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May 02, 2019 at 04:53 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

Do you have a picture of it?


Link is here.

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May 02, 2019 at 04:55 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice! Mine came in the mail today. Identical to this. The box flaps say "SW 7-69" which I assume would mean July 1969? Sounds about right.

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May 02, 2019 at 05:28 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice! Mine came in the mail today. Identical to this. The box flaps say "SW 7-69" which I assume would mean July 1969? Sounds about right.

That's what I assume it means.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jul 04, 2019 at 09:54 AM Author: Fluorescent05
How do you ground a switch like this one without a ground screw?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jul 04, 2019 at 03:06 PM Author: streetlight98
If the switch is installed in a metal box, as long as the box is grounded the switch is grounded. The NEC recognizes this as a legit way to ground switches, even modern ones with the ground screw. However, if the box is non-metallic, the switch itself has to be bonded using the green ground screw. Since there are no ground screws on vintage switches, they technically cannot be installed into a non-metallic box. However, you can do it "non-code compliant" and still ground it by wrapping the ground wire around one of the mounting screws for the switch. I did that for the vintage circle F switches I installed in my bedroom.

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Jul 04, 2019 at 05:57 PM Author: Fluorescent05

If the switch is installed in a metal box, as long as the box is grounded the switch is grounded. The NEC recognizes this as a legit way to ground switches, even modern ones with the ground screw. However, if the box is non-metallic, the switch itself has to be bonded using the green ground screw. Since there are no ground screws on vintage switches, they technically cannot be installed into a non-metallic box. However, you can do it "non-code compliant" and still ground it by wrapping the ground wire around one of the mounting screws for the switch. I did that for the vintage circle F switches I installed in my bedroom.

What if you put a round crimp connector on the ground and put that under the switch yoke when you mounted it?

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Jul 04, 2019 at 06:43 PM Author: streetlight98
I suppose you could, but crimps work better for stranded wire.

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Jul 04, 2019 at 07:11 PM Author: Fluorescent05

If the switch is installed in a metal box, as long as the box is grounded the switch is grounded. The NEC recognizes this as a legit way to ground switches, even modern ones with the ground screw. However, if the box is non-metallic, the switch itself has to be bonded using the green ground screw. Since there are no ground screws on vintage switches, they technically cannot be installed into a non-metallic box. However, you can do it "non-code compliant" and still ground it by wrapping the ground wire around one of the mounting screws for the switch. I did that for the vintage circle F switches I installed in my bedroom.

Can you post a picture of that setup with the plate off?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jul 04, 2019 at 07:40 PM Author: streetlight98
Sure I'll post it soon.

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Jul 04, 2019 at 08:36 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Thank you!

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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