The switches come in either SPDT or DPDT type, both momentary and latching on/off type, and with concave, flat or large flat clear tops. All of the ones available for purchase contain both red and green LEDs, so the front can be lit red, yellow or green. Note that there are 3 parallel
LED inside, so you need 60mA per LED segment, but the front does illuminate nice and evenly which is something cheaper buttons struggle with.
The tops are also easily removable, so you can put a label underneath, and they’re nice crystal clear, so you’ll get nice even illumination with
an easy-to-clean cover. These are really high quality buttons with an excellent clicky feel and a durable build. They’re perfect for A/V or
industrial equipment where a clean user interface is important.
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