Installing Legrand Dimmers and Switches (Before and After)

Robert Joyce  |  September 16, 2013  |  3 Min. Read

Switches & Dimmers  |  Legrand Adorne

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legrand outlet installSo you've seen all the pretty wall plates, and you are wowed by the various cool switches they offer. But really how hard can it be to install them? I am a firm believer of hiring a plumber for gas, and an electrician for any electrical work in my home as my safety depends on it.

After watching the Legrand installation videos, and selling many Legrand projects to my customers, and then going home at night and looking at my ugly switches I figured I would bite the bullet and try to install them, and impress my wife with the small project.

So I gathered the correct amount of plates, outlets, and switches to do my kitchen. I started my project about 7:00 p.m. after dinner. I got out all the correct tools, flat head screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, and a pair of electricians pliers. Then I proceeded to aggravate my daughter by asking her for help.

I had her stand in the kitchen to make sure the outlets and lights were off when I hit the first breaker. After making sure all the power was off, I proceeded with the first one. I removed the old wall plate, and outlet. I installed the new wall plate and outlet in less than 10 minutes.

Take a look, I think it’s pretty awesome.

legrand adorne dimmer install 1

My wife was really impressed. So I moved onto the backsplash. Below are the photo’s of the different steps it takes to remove the outlets.

legrand adorne dimmer install 2

Here is what it looks like when it’s completed. What a difference!

legrand adorne dimmer install 3

So now onto the middle of the kitchen which has 2 single gang outlets, a 2-gang installation which has a GFCI outlet, and my disposal on/off switch. I had the standard ugly white outlets and old style toggle.

legrand adorne dimmer install 4

I decided to use the Wave switch in magnesium instead of a normal toggle switch. It looks cool and is great when you have wet hands, because you’re not touching the switch (works on motion) and leaving water on the wall plate. As you can see it’s a much cleaner look on the backsplash. Especially, the Wave switch to the right for the disposal.

legrand adorne dimmer install 5

So now its onto the the remaining switches, and outlet. As you can see this is the old style toggle and GFCI outlet, boring, and basic white.

legrand adorne dimmer install 6

Here is the completed look to the right of my sink. Much more attractive.

legrand adorne dimmer install 7

The total time for this little project was about 2 hours of work including removing the
old devices, opening all pkgs., installing new, and cleaning up. Oh yeah my wife was pretty impressed I didn't shock myself, and it looked great. Legrand is a great choice for the do it yourself home owner, they have how to install videos on all of their switches, dimmers, outlets, and under cabinet system.

Here is a list of the materials I used and the price was $455 and my kitchen has a fresh new look.

DESCRIPTION

QUANTITY

MODEL #

COST EACH

TOTAL

Tamper Resistant GCFI Outlet

2

AGFTR152M4

$28.78 

$57.56

Tamper Resistant Outlet

5

ARTR152M4

$4.58

$22.90 

Wave On/Off Switch

1

ASWV1532M2

$57.48

$57.48

Paddel On/Off Switch

2

ASPD1532M4

$5.98

$11.96

Single Gang S/S Wall Plate

6

AWM1G2MS4

$32.98

$197.88

2 Gang S/S Wall Plate

2

AWM2GMS4

$53.98

$107.96

       

$455.74

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Robert Joyce

Robert Joyce is the Lighting Sales Manager at Yale Appliance and Lighting. Robert has been at Yale for almost 30 years. Bob has three children and is the head coach of the Men's Lacrosse Program at Archbishop Williams High. He also enjoys watching hockey and football.
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