General purpose 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 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.