Normally, the light switches in the house that we are familiar with. How to install and use the switch where the light is on-off at that point or what we call a one-way switch. Which is not convenient in case of wanting to turn on-off the outside lights of the house or the stair lights in the house with two or more floors in the evening. In order to meet the needs of easier and more convenient use, a “2-Way Switches” must be made. This type of electrical system may be relatively new to many people. In this article, “HomeGuru” would like you to get to know and advise which areas in the house should install 2-way switches.
If you have to switch on and off the lights from a far distance is a problem that interferes with the use of 2-way switches will help answer the problems that make your life easier. Because it is an electrical control system that facilitates us to control 1 electrical “off-on” from two switches located at a distance, such as turning on the ladder lights from the ground floor and upstairs etc. With the 4 points that should be installed in the house, there are 4 important points as follows:
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Light at the entrance of the house
The first point that should install a 2-way switches is the lamp at the entrance to the house. By having one of the controls near the lamp. The other point is inside the house. When we returned home, then can stop by to turn on the light before entering the house. Before going to bed, you can choose to turn off the front light from the inside switch without having to walk outside. In case, if you are going to leave the house, and forget to turn off the front light, it can be turned off from the nearest point.
Light at the stairway
Houses with two or more floors should be equipped with 2-way switches that can be opened from both the lower and upper floors. You install with a control switch at the end of each step of the stairs or install at the first level of the stairs and another in the bedroom as appropriate and the usage characteristics of each house. This way you will have light every time before going up and down the stairs. Increased security for night time use.
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Porch or backyard lighting
Some houses are illuminated on the balcony or the back of the house. Which is not often used. It will be used only when something is wrong or needs to be checked from time to time. For fast and safe, use of light around the house, 2-way switches should be installed to turn the lights on and off both inside and outside the house.
Use in the bedroom that has to turn off the dark lights while resting. If you have to get up to do errands in the middle of the night, it may be awkward and you can’t find the power switch. In the bedroom, it should be installed with 2-way switches near the entrance door that presses to turn on the light to brighten the room immediately. And there is another switch beside the bed. When you want to turn off the lights and prepare to sleep, you don’t have to walk far or go to the bathroom to turn on the lights. You just reach for it.
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After installing the 2-way electric switches system. Users in the home will have more choices whether to turn on-off the lights from the inside or outside. Upstairs or downstairs near which point to press that switch. In addition to increasing the security of use. Also helps to reduce electrical usage in the house that requires some lights to be left all night.
Because it needs brightness and is not easy to turn off as well.