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NEW PRODUCTS – Waterproof Metal Pushbuttons with LED Ring -16mm (Red, White or Green!)

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We’ve added 3 more metal pushbuttons, in red, white and green to complement the blue metal button we have. These are beautiful waterproof buttons, with a built in LED ring. A perfect mix of form and function!

These chrome-plated metal buttons are rugged and waterproof and look real good while doing it! Simply drill a 16mm hole into any material up to 1/2″ thick and you can fit these in place, there’s even a rubber gasket to keep any water out of the enclosure. On the front of the button is a flat metal actuator, surrounded by a plastic LED ring. On the back there are 3 contacts for the button (common, normally-open and normally-closed) and 2 for the LED ring (+ and -). Connect 3 to 6V to the LED to have it light up nicely, there’s a built in resistor! If you want to use this with a higher voltage, say 12V or 24V, simply add a 470 ohm resistor in series with the LED connection to keep the LED current at around 20mA.

This button is a momentary push button, when you press it the ‘normally-open’ contact shorts to the common contact. When you release it, the contacts open up again.

The switch and LED are separated, so you could wire it to turn on when pressed or vice versa or whatever you wish! Check the tech details for information!

Waterproof Metal Pushbutton with Red LED Ring – 16mm Red Momentary
Waterproof Metal Pushbutton with White LED Ring – 16mm White Momentary
Waterproof Metal Pushbutton with Green LED Ring – 16mm Green Momentary



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7 Comments

  1. These would be a nice addition to electric boat controls for late evening cruises!

  2. These look awesome.. I’m so getting a couple when I place my next order.

    Are you having these manufactured, and any chance you’ll have an RGB LED version?

  3. @scott, we’re always working on things like that – so consider that a “stay tuned” 🙂 thanks!

  4. Are these “soft” or “quiet” switches, or do they have any tactile feedback when they are pressed?

  5. @andy – They have a little snap when you start to press them, check the tech specs for the operating force

  6. Do you think the face of the button could be laser engraved? I’m thinking of using a few of these but I’d need to label them and would prefer to use the face of the button.

  7. @scott – it’s a shiny surface so we do not think it could be engraved with a laser.

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