Indicator light on electrical switch

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I have a couple of these switches in my house. They do indeed light up when turned OFF. In one application in our house the switch works the room light and is far from one entrance, so it makes sense and helps you find the switch in the dark. The other works an outside light, so maybe it's just the last switch the electrician had that day and he installed it instead of a standard switch because I rarely need to find the switch in the dark. But for whatever reason it is done that way.

Now I don't want to mislead you and just flatly state that it has to be this way in your house, because it doesn't. So this is how I would reason through it (without equipment): as BIB mentioned the convention is that up=on. If every other switch in the house is wired that way (up=on)(besides exceptions like 2 switches controlling the same light) I would think it is safe to assume it is a switch of this type. -why someone decided you need to be able to locate it in the dark I don't...

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For the only 2 light switches that control the lights up the stairs to the second floor in my home, both switches have a "locator light" feature -- if you're not familiar, or the feature may go by different names, this is just a feature where an LED light illuminates around the light switch when it's off. It's probably for safety since it's for the stairs in the dark, etc.

The problem: Recently I noticed that the LED on the switch at the bottom of the stairs has been flashing when the lights are off (the LED light is supposed to stay on solid orange, instead it flickers randomly). I thought it might be the power on the whole switch, however, the other switch at the top of the stairs that controls the same lights is just fine. No flickers, just a solid LED border around the light switch when in the OFF position -- just like I would expect.

So my question is, what would be the prudent steps to troubleshoot this? Should I just try to replace the light switch? Are...

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Hi,

I have just replaced my timing belt, but now not sure how to reset the T-Belt indicator light on the dash... (it's a 150 series keyless start)

Anyone have any info on this one? I tried the 120 series procedure, but that must be different, coz it didn't work at all.

hoping I won't have to take it into the dealer for this...

UPDATE:

I just went to the dealer yesterday. Had 4 different people there have a crack at trying to turn the light off and none of them could work it out... end result is they want me to book it in @ $155p/h so they can hook it up to the computer and get it sorted...

This seems very overly complicated to turn off a timing belt light >
Still not sure what I will...

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Indicator Light Color Standards

Are there any standards (API,CSA,UL,ISO etc) or recommendations as to what color light(s) should be used to indicate the status of valves, motors or pumps?

Are there any standards (API,CSA,UL,ISO etc) or
recommendations as to what color light(s) should be used to indicate the status of valves, motors or pumps?

One philosophy is: Red = ON/OPEN; Green = OFF/CLOSED The other is opposite. Which is more correct and by what standard?

Brian Kukulski
e-mail:kukulski@pembina.com

by far the most used convention is green=on/running; red=off/halted; yellow=transitional/starting mode. problem is: a stop command requires a mouse click on a green icon, but this hasn't been a problem in my experience. alternative is to provide an icon showing with pilot lights where green=on, red=off, and a red (to stop) or a green (to start) "push" button.

but on the other hand, live dangerously! the hell with convention!...

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