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Pressure Switch

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Turns lights on automatically.

Opening or closing a door activates the switch for lighting kitchen base cabinets and closets. Antique finish. 1-1/2" square base. Conventional plug ends.

(1) Pressure Switch
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Manufacturer Part Number 7009-0626 DS-413
Weight 0.6200
4.6 / 5.0
53 Reviews
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works very well would recommend it
November 21, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great option for a closet
Switch works great. I use it in our closet for our jackets. Light comes on when you open the door and goes off when closed.
July 19, 2019
over 2 years ago
Finally found it. Exactly what I was looking for.
April 21, 2019
8 months ago
Works great!
My first attempt was with a cheap Chinease switch from Amazon, but it didn't work. This one did the trick, and was super easy to use and setup. It was a nice surprise to see it already has a plug at the end of the wire.
April 14, 2019
8 months ago
Only place I could find one this simple and easy.
April 4, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Terrific product that worked perfectly for our storage closet renovation. The wiring makes the entire installation simple.
March 30, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great. Installed it on a pantry door over 18 months ago. Door opens and closes many times a day. Still working as it should.
February 15, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Simple and effective
Just installed it and it is a very simple, elegant design.
January 25, 2019
11 months ago
It was just what I was looking for, I did not expect all the wiring to be be part of the deal. However it made the switch of the old one and the new one very simple.
October 9, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Exactly what I needed!
I needed a plunger switch that I could fit on the head door stop to activate on the door open - door closed status. Needed a mechanism to automatically turn on an LED tape, that ran the whole entire length and width of the inside of the pantry entrance, to turn on the light when the door opened, and turned off the light when the door closed. There were a dozen or so solutions for low voltage switching, but i needed this for at least a 120VAC line that I had fed into the pantry (i.e. before 'feeding' the LED 12VDC transformer).

This switch was the one 'robust' correct voltage, plug-right-in solution, even though I had to cut some of that head stop off to fit the switch in. Was a piece of cake. And a happy wife.

The standard solutions, like a light bulb at the top of the pantry (which does not light the lower shelves), and the small battery plowered kits (for cupboard LED lighting) just would not fit the application. Now all shelves are lit, brightly, and all's well!
July 3, 2018
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
it fit the bill
bruce o on Oct 23, 2019
This pressure switch is designed to be mounted.
Ben P on Aug 28, 2019
it fit the bill
bruce o on Oct 23, 2019
quality item
Dave on Oct 15, 2019
This pressure switch is designed to be mounted.
Ben P on Aug 28, 2019
used them before, love it.
marie l on May 15, 2019
Have a closet that needs an automatic on/off light
Paul S on May 13, 2019
Can't find anywhere else.
Edward C on May 4, 2019
Hard to find item
Rick M on Mar 15, 2019
I have been searching for weeks to find one with easy install. This will allow easy install for me without running wires behind walls.
Andrew L on Mar 7, 2019
Looking for a simple switch to turn on lights when cabinet door is opened. This one looks easy to mount, wire into the line, and some internet searching didn't turn up any better solutions.
Michel H on Dec 3, 2018
Easy to connect
Richard D on Nov 1, 2018
the one on the cabinet shorted out.
Michael P on Sep 18, 2018
Fits my particular need.
Raymond S on Sep 15, 2018
I searched for this type of switch and Rockler was the only place that carried it.
Dave P on Aug 28, 2018
Correct design
Bruce A C on Aug 13, 2018
It looks easy to install!
Mike N on Apr 7, 2018
I hope I can take it apart, hack it, and try to make it work.
KEVIN C on Feb 27, 2018
to turn on a closet light when door is opened.
L U on Dec 14, 2017
Best item found for use as a switch for a light installation in a sink base kitchen cabinet with a diagonal, to both sides, front door
Shawn I on Nov 24, 2017
Could not find one in local stores.
James P R on Oct 20, 2017
It looks exactly like I want.
Elaine M. J on Oct 7, 2017
Simple installation to provide lighting in an armoire.
Maryann B on Aug 16, 2017
That's the part for switching under cabinet lighting.
Andrew J on Aug 11, 2017
This product sounds like it will work for my intended application. Automatically activate LED strip lighting upon opening towel closet door.
Jim W on Aug 3, 2017
I wanted this product to use on a pantry closet to light up when the door was open the turn off when the door was closed
Johnny N on Aug 3, 2017
i need it
danny l on Mar 7, 2017
Simple solution to install an automatic pantry light without requiring any wiring skills.
Carolyn W on Jan 11, 2017
meets my requirement. Enclosure looks a bit rough, but will see if I can use
Paul K on Apr 19, 2016
For lighting in converting a tv armoir to a bar
Richard W on Mar 21, 2016
Needed a pressure switch with line voltage. All the other ones I've seen are for low-voltage lights.
Bill O on Mar 10, 2016
Looking for an automatic way to turn on a pantry light. Have plug and manual switch now but this will work so much better - I hope.
Osito on Mar 9, 2016
Works great in our closets. Easy to install, clear instructions.
Cindy S on Dec 6, 2015
IT will be very effective to use this device for lighting up a hidden pantry.
tom r on Nov 22, 2015
interior led cabinet lighting
Lisa C on Nov 17, 2015
using to light inside of liquor chest
MARK J W on Sep 30, 2015
I've used this one in other cabinets and really like the way it's made.
Robert A on Sep 7, 2015
What I was looking for
Gary O on Jun 14, 2015
I need to light up a pantry
Rson on May 31, 2015
job requirement
eric H on May 21, 2015
quality item
Dave on Oct 15, 2019
used them before, love it.
marie l on May 15, 2019
I need to have contacts closed when depressed ( door closed) to have lights on when door closed. Can this switch be wired to do same?
Gary C on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure about rewiring the switch, ie., dismantling and reconfiguring the internals, but I bought one type for a cabinet restoration for my friends. They wanted a wine cabinet with glass doors and that when the doors were closed, the inside of the cabinet(and glassware) were lit. Close the door and the cabinet is lit from lights hidden in the top rear of the inside. I no longer have the exact mod l, but they're either on this site or others.
Good Luck! Peter, Connecticut
Can it be installed on the door handle side of the door jamb?
William H on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unclear exactly what you mean, but I think the answer is yes. I think you want to install it on the door jamb, close to the side of the door where the handle is. that should work OK, but installation would have to be very careful because the large amount of travel of the door at that point: you would want to be sure that if the door is slammed the whole switch would not be jarred. I installed mine close to the hinge side of the door, where the travel of the door is small, and therefore it was easy to be sure the "closed" position of the door would not jar the switch.
can the cords be removed and # 14 hard wire be used?
Rob V on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I suppose, yes but not very easily. The switch housing is pretty cramped so the use of wirenuts insidemake it next to impossible, in my opinion. The original wire splices are done with very small crimps. If you can find crimps as small, it could be doable.
Is this switch compatible with 120 V?
Sylvia M on Feb 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The switch is rated for 120 volts. Can also be used with low voltage lights
I have self-closing doors. How much pressure does it take to activate switch?
Alexis on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Really good question. Tough for me to measure lbs pressure now that it's installed. It certainly takes a little bit. My wife and I walked around the house to compare....Its roughly the same amount of pressure as it takes to flush a toilet by pushing down with index finger. We love this switch. We use it to light our pantry. Hope this helps. I guess you could return it if it doesn't work perhaps. Good luck. Tim
Can this switch be used with LED lights connect to a low voltage transformer?
Haysarge on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: if the transformer for the LED lights plugs in to normal 120 V yes this will work
Over time, has the switch caused damage to the wood framework? Can you use a protector plate of sorts to prevent damage to woodwork?
Sally - on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a very strong spring and offers quite a bit of pressure. it dents the wood but has not torn it in my application. You could inlay a strike plate to avoid this if it is a fine piece.
These are not attractive, but they work well. I have been able to hide the switch.
How sturdy is it? On the photo the screw connectors look like they could break off easily after some use.
Artur W on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have had one since 2015 and it still works great. I would recommend this switch to anyone.
Can this product be hardwired?
stefany t on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be hard wired. I used a small wire mold box and a small piece of wire mold. I then connected to the power and switch leg to the lights I needed to turn on.
Can this switch be used for a closet light of 75 watts?
Bruce C on Mar 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not live in that home anymore. But pretty sure it's basically an extension cord, kind of, with a male plug on one end and female on the other with this switch in the middle. Plug male end into an outlet, plug in a light or light strip into other end. The switch mounts easily in a door jamb. When the plunger is pressed by the door closing, the female end of the cord gets no power and the light(s) shuts off. I'm sure it can handle a 75 watt light, no problem. It doesn't " hard" wire though, like I said. Very good product.
Can you use these in a series? As in several doors with their own switches all turning off/on one set of lights?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you simply need to wire the switched side (load side) all together to fixtures so that regardless which switch is activated it lights all light fixtures. To do this you will need to look at the brown extension wire and figure which side of the brown wire is switched and which is the neutral wire. You will see that one side of the brown twin wire is ribbed and one plain. Using a continuity tester you can see the difference on which is switched and which is neutral.
Is there a male and female wire attached to the switch? How long are they?
Russell S on Jul 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes there is and they are about 8' long. I cut the female end off and wired it directly to the light. My closet happened to have a receptacle in it so i plugged the male end their.
Any suggestions on a light to use with this switch for inside a cabinet? Also need to know if I need transformer to. Hoping to install a small led light.
Joseph S on Jun 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is the second switch of this type I've bought from Rockler. The first several years ago for a closet. In Sept of '17 I bought another for a two door cabinet. It is attached to a led light strip bought from a box store. The switch does not need a transformer, though the light strip you use may require one. I rate these switches a 5 star.
Would this switch work in a RV camper?
David M on Aug 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This switch plugs into an outlet. I don't know much about RV campers but I can't see why it wouldn't work. I used this switch for doors on a bar and works great.
What is the highest watts that this rated for?
Alexis on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The switch is rated 10 amps at 125 VAC. That would mean it can carry up to 1250 watts safely.
Are these rated for both AC & DC voltages?
Steve on Oct 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The switch comes with conventional male and female plugs...similar to the plugs on a table lamp. It is a switch; therefore, I would believe you could remove the plugs and replace the plugs with what ever connections needed for what ever DC source you want to switch on and off? The current draw through the switch would be my only concern; however, I believe it could handle any typical RV type DC devices? I have put them in all of our closets and they work perfect for AC lighting. A little spendy! Regards...Michael
How to wired it to a low voltage transformer?
Micho on Jun 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: What exactly are you trying to do? What's on the other side of the transformer?
Will this switch work if installed on the 12V side of a transformer?
Shala S on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I never used it like that, but I would believe it would. I plugged into a normal outlet.
Do you have white???
whitty on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Brown is the only color we carry for this product
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