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Maybe go to a Fairfield Inn a few times and switch out their toggles for the ones that are too big? I'm sure they won't notice...
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Maybe go to a Fairfield Inn a few times and switch out their toggles for the ones that are too big? I'm sure they won't notice...
I've actually considered it!! Arrgh. This should not be such a problem!
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Dang it, Eherliy! Got the switches and they are two gnats' too big. Nice try, though.

Back to google search. Hubby says I'm obsessed and should give up. I figure if a floor lamp in Fairfield Inn can have a teeeny rocker switch built into the 3/8" tubing, I can find something that'll work for our fixtures.
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MMR is that light lens in the first pic really Brown?
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Try one of these;
I know how to drill a bigger hole. The issue is I dont have ROOM for a bigger hole. Let me run down to the boat and take some pics.
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MMR is that light lens in the first pic really Brown?
Yes, its REALLLLLLY brown. We first thought it was just aged plastic, but now we're thinking it was deliberate to "soften" the light, since there is one dark brown shade in the Master Stateroom and one in the Salon but neither are near enough to a light source to be so evenly aged (and other shades in the same areas are NOT dark brown like that).

In any case...YUCK!
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Here's a picture of the switch in place. The molding around each fixture is not even...the edge is widest on the exterior facing sides (makes sense, managing the curve of the cabin top to get a flat surface for the fixture)

I think a rectangular rocker switch would be best, though harder to drill the hole for.


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Is it an LED bulb? It may sound silly but what about putting the switch though the side of lens cover.


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The current lenses have the switch dead center of the lens. I was hoping to avoid drilling holes in our new lenses. This may not be possible, if I can't find a small enough rocker switch.

Hubby has suggested putting the switch on the teak, which I'm even less a fan of.
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Have you tried hobby shops for small switches? I've seen some really small ones. .02
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