C&K Lighting Switches

Stay Ahead of Environmental Requirements and Consumer Tastes with C&K’s Reliable and Durable Lighting Switches

By News Author | January 10, 2017

C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, helps design engineers who develop residential and commercial light switches, dimmers, wireless light switches and occupancy sensors that cater to the demands of the modern world. Performance, reliability and durability are key requirements when it comes to keeping residential and commercial buildings safe, comfortable and energy efficient. That is why leading consumer, industrial, medical, retail, automotive and enterprise technology device companies rely on C&K’s switches to help them create lighting applications that are environmentally friendly and ideally suited for harsh environments.

C&K’s lighting portfolio offers a variety of tactile switches tailored to meet the requirements of the lighting industry. The company offers a broad range of miniature, ultra-miniature and micro-miniature tactile switches for printed circuit board mounting. C&K’s most popular tactile switches – the KSA, KSC and KSS models – offer engineers and designers excellent tactile feeling, low profiles and actuator and sealing options to suit any design. C&K tactile switches offer superior performance and can be tuned to work with applications such as integrated room controls, room occupancy sensors, programmable light timers, lighting controllers and shade controls.

For DIP switch options, the company offers low profile and standard profile, coded rotary, SIP and jumper DIP switches. Engineers can also choose a surface mount, through-hole, right angle or vertical mounting option to suite their design. The BD standard profile DIP switch is a popular choice because it has an extended actuator and an open bottom construction that allows for solder washing without the need for tape seal. Brands also use C&K’s SPA single in-line DIP switch because it has a high-pressure contact system that does not require tape sealing – and also has a retention features that holds a part to PCB prior to soldering. Both of these DIP switch categories can be used for a large assortment of applications, including LED signage, high bay occupancy sensors and LED street lighting.

“Residential and commercial lighting systems must help facilitate a structure’s eco-friendly initiatives, perform in a high-use environment and – perhaps most importantly – look good while doing it,” said Mike Bolduc, C&K Global Marketing Manager. “Design engineers looking to balance all of these variables won’t find a better partner than C&K. We have more than 55,000 standard products and more than 50 years of industry and applications knowledge to help companies solve their most difficult design challenges.”