Have you thought of upgrading your light switches and outlets? A beginner DIY project that with anything from a basic toggle light switch to a sleek decora light switch. You might also want to add extra features such as USB connections to your outlets for some extra functionality.
Changing out your light switches or outlets might not be on the top of your list, but upgrading the little details like this changes the aesthetic of your home. In our home, we have decora light switches with screws on the plate that were installed by the builder and once we installed our new Legrand radiant collection switches, it added a stylish and clean finish to our walls. This is a simple, beginner DIY project that can be completed over a weekend.
I’m always in search of home products that are streamlined in design and can be used in all homes, so I’m excited to introduce to you the Legrand Radiant Collection.
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Legrand Radiant Collection consists of modern switches and electrical outlets for any home style. This collection of products consists of features that are must-haves in any home.
Simple and Screwless Plates
The low profile and screw-less faceplate, standard features of this line of light switches and outlets, lend a sleek look.
Love to mix things up? The Legrand Radiant switches come in multiple colors and in metallic finishes like black, nickel and graphite.
Multi-Purpose Light Switches and Outlets
I love that Legrand has a great variety of switches and outlets to choose from. You can find switches that cater to your specific needs. These are some of their options and where we installed them in our home:
Nightlight Switches or Outlets
Check this out! With new smartphones like iPhone 11 or Galaxy Note 10, you can wirelessly charge your smartphone devices with no need to bring out their chargers. This wireless charger are great for the kitchen or in a home office.
Perfect to control the light levels in your home and to conserve energy. We used dimmers to control our overhead lights in the family room and kitchen.
This is really neat. The occupancy switch will automatically turn the lights on and off when you enter or leave a room. This is best used in a laundry room, pantry, closet or garage. It helps to conserve energy and save on electric bills, in addition to just plain being a cool feature. WIN WIN!!!
Are you impressed? Do you love a good DIY beginner project? Let me walk you through the steps of how to install Legrand Radiant switches and outlets in your home.
Disclaimer: When working on anything electrical, it is important to take precautions . There are many possible issues that could occur when changing out your light switches or outlets, and not handling them correctly can cause harm to you and/or damage your home. As I walk you through the steps to change out a switch or outlet below, a homeowner must take precautions and make wise decisions with their own projects. Please contact a professional if you have any doubts or questions about the wiring connections in your specific situation, and always review manufacturer guidelines for the product you will be installing.
- Legrand Radiant switches and/or electrical outlets
1.Switch off the circuit breaker corresponding to the room in which you will be working.
2.Unscrew the switch plate or outlet plate and use a voltage tester to ensure that there is no more power going to the switch or outlet.
3.Then unscrew the switch or outlet from the electrical box and pull it out.
4.Unscrew the wiring screws a little to release the black, white and/or copper wires.
Tip: Before you unscrew the wires, take a picture of the current wiring setup so that you can refer back to it if you run into any issues while installing the new switch or outlet.
5.Unbox the new switch or outlet and connect the wires to their corresponding screws. For example: connect the black wire to the black or brass screw, white wire to the silver screw and ground (copper wire) to the green screw, depending upon the product.
Note: You may have two black wires to connect to the light switch or outlet, connect one black wire to black screw (common) and connect the other black wire to the brass screw indicated as the single pole (SP) in the manufacturer’s instructions, for a single pole installation.
6.Once wiring is complete, turn on the breaker to ensure the light switch or outlet works as expected. If it does, turn off the breaker and push the newly updated switch or outlet back into the electrical box and screw into place. Then turn the breaker back on once installation is complete.
Note: Some of Legrand Radiant switches or outlets do require a neutral wire to complete installation. In our home, I connected the bundled neutral wire(s) to each switch line using an additional white (neutral) wire.
Installing The Faceplate
7. To install the Legrand Radiant faceplate, screw in the black plate that came with the wall plate. Then snap the screw-less wall plate into place.
I hope this tutorial helps you easily update your light switches or electrical outlets. It truly is a great beginner DIY project that can add that extra finishing touches to the look of each room. Let me know if you have any questions on installation.
If you decide to install a product from this collection of light switches and outlets, tag me @simplicityfordesigns on Instagram. I would love to see it!