surface wiring switch

surface wiring switch

surface wiring switch
A switch mechanism which is designed for mounting on a surface, such as a wall, with all or almost all of the switch body extending beyond the surface on which it is mounted.
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Surface wiring switches, receptacles, lampholders, etc., are installed entirely on the surface of the wall as opposed to a normal flush-mounted installation.