2nd October 2019

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What is the ADA height for a light switch?

There are many wall mounted controls whose heights should be taken into consideration including light switches, thermostat controls, elevator controls, doorbells, automatic door openers, etc. The ADA requires that light switches be placed anywhere from 15 to 48 inches.

Similarly, what is the standard height of a light switch?

Light Switch Positioning: All switches positioned at 42" to the centre of the electrical box from the finished floor. The light switch height standard of 48 inches came from over 100 years ago at the turn of the century when electricity was first being introduced into housing.

What is standard height for electrical outlet?

NEC 210.52.A.2. A common height for a wall outlet is between 12 to 16 inches to the bottom of the device. In rare instances, outlets are still installed in baseboards and in the floor with proper box/covers. When I had my new room built onto my house, the electrician used a standard claw hammer for the height.

What is the height of switches and sockets?

Part M of the Building Regulations (section 8) does not actually specify the required position but does go on to suggest that in habitable rooms this will be achieved by mounting the switches etc. between 45cm and 1200mm above the floor level (see below).
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