Switches are for on/off operations. These are the basic types of switch. It will turn something on or off. This type of switch works with all lamp types and does not have a wattage constraint. Things to know when choosing a switch is if the application is single pole or three-way. (Is there only one switch location for the fixture, or are there two modern-switches (opposite sides of the room as an example) that operate the fixture.
Some of our offerings are for dual purpose use and can include a dimmer or timer function, in addition to the switch.