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I have 5 PS Double Pole Single Through Toggle Switches 20AMP 120/277VAC. The swithc levers are lighted. The only problem I have had is the burn out of the neon light in the switch lever - light ON when power is ON (only). What remidy do you have?

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There are two type lighted switches. One is called the pilot light switch and the other is called an indicator lighted switch. One application for the pilot light would be to tell you if you have the basement lights on. It would be located upstairs in the house near the closed basement door. This way you would know if someone is doing the laundry downstairs without opening the door because the neon would illuminate when the lights were on. The indicator switch would be used in for areas that you want someone to find the switch in the dark. like a elderly persons room. (it is also good as a night light). I wouldn't worry too much about it burning out, Neon can last over 15 yrs !

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