Consumer Products

The KosherSwitch® Classic is our flagship product — a user-friendly replacement for traditional wall switches and timers.  It installs into existing wall boxes, is compatible with Leviton Decora®-style wall plates, and easily attaches to existing in-wall wiring using the supplied “wire nuts”.  It is self-contained (no external computer or controller needed), and intelligently utilizes the same design for both Sabbath and Normal modes, seamlessly blending this hybrid capability.

 

KosherSwitch® Classic

KosherSwitch® Classic (Neutral Required)

Model# KSC-US-1201

Americas version, 110V/120V, single-pole, requiring an available neutral wire (usually a white wire). Supports many load types and ratings from 0W to 1500W.  We always recommend use of the #KSC-US-1201 whenever the installation site provides a  neutral wire in the wallbox.

 

Wiring: AC Hot In, AC switched out, AC Neutral (required), Ground

Voltage: 120VAC  50/60 Hz

Power: 0W minimum, 1500W maximum

Loads: Resistive-1500W, Tungsten-1500W, Inductive-1500W, Motor-1/2HP, Ballast-600W

Color: White (optional Ivory color change kit available)

 

 

Note: Compatible with standard Decora-style wall plates, not supplied. Some loads may not be compatible.  This is a 120V Americas-only switch (i.e., not for use in 220V regions like Israel) that requires an available A/C neutral wire for proper operation.  Three-way switching (master/slave) is not supported in this model.


See also the related FAQs

Products

Is KosherSwitch now available for purchase? Can I now buy a KosherSwitch? Have you launched?

Yes we’ve launched!  KosherSwitch® is now available online (BUY NOW) and at select retailers, resellers, and installers!

 

Is KosherSwitch® meant to be used by everyone?

Due to the highly-relevant nature of this question, and the lack of visibility of the answers when presented in the form of a FAQ, we have relocated the information to a dedicated a page.

 

Is the KosherSwitch® Classic UL certified?

Yes.  Our production units are UL® Listed / UL Certified with a cULus safety certification covering the USA and Canadian standards.  See here for details.

 

Are your products for 120V or 220V? Are they available for use in the United States/Canada? In Israel and Europe?

Our flagship products are for the 120V Americas market.  Israeli and European (220V) products will launch in the future.

Does the KosherSwitch® Classic come in any colors other than white?

Optional Color Change Kits are planned for future distribution and can be easily field-installed.

Does the switch come with a wall plate?

No.  The KosherSwitch® Classic is designed to be installed into standard/existing wallplates, such as the Leviton® Decora® so one is not supplied.  These wallplates are readily available online and at most hardware/home improvement stores.

Why should I care about deploying KosherSwitch® at my facility, when the majority of my clients/patients are not Jewish?

For the same reason that large corporations — including every major appliance manufacturer and Coca-Cola – cater to that segment of your market population.  Making a small investment makes your institution more attractive to this segment, and that’s good for business!  Read more here.

 

Are wall switches the only type of product you offer?

Currently, yes.  We plan to offer additional products and solutions based on our patented technology in the future.

 

Support

Are installation/troubleshooting guides available online?

Yes.  Installation guide/video here.  Troubleshooting assistance here.

 

Is three-way switching supported?

Currently, three-way switching (3-way or master/slave switching) is not supported in our models.

 

 

The switch is not working, I have a problem, etc.

If the switch has never been installed properly, please see here.  If you’re experiencing problems after the switch has been installed, please see here.

 

Is the KosherSwitch® Classic UL certified?

Yes.  Our production units are UL® Listed / UL Certified with a cULus safety certification covering the USA and Canadian standards.  See here for details.

 

Are your products for 120V or 220V? Are they available for use in the United States/Canada? In Israel and Europe?

Our flagship products are for the 120V Americas market.  Israeli and European (220V) products will launch in the future.

How easy is it to install a KosherSwitch® ? How do you program/configure it?

The KosherSwitch® Classic is easy to install, and there’s nothing to program or configure.  There are several wires protruding out of the switch.  Simply attach those wires to the wires that are currently in the wall (some models require an available A/C neutral wire) using the included “wire nuts”.  See here for the installation guide and video.

Do we need to change our wiring, anything inside the wall, or our wallplate?

The KosherSwitch® Classic does not require changing any wiring, since it attaches to the existing in-wall wires. (Note that some versions of our switch require an A/C neutral wire in the wallbox.)  It is designed to fit most electrical/junction boxes and wall cutouts.  It fits perfectly within standard decorative wallplates such as the Leviton® Decora® style plates, which are the type of wallplates found in many homes and institutions.  For those locations were the traditional “toogle switch” wallplates are used, only the wallplate would need to be replaced (these are widely available in various configurations and are inexpensive). Note: Wallplates are not included with our products.

As I used the switch, the Status Light changed from green to red!

In our usage section,  we explain that one should use the KosherSwitch® on Shabbat and Yom Tov only when the Status Light is green, but not when it’s red.  In reality, the device continues to be dormant for the entire duration of the Status Light’s green and red cycle.  Only at the very end of the red cycle does the device become active.  So flicking the on/off button as the Status Light is changing from green to red is of no consequence.

We are manufacturers/product developers. Is there a way to integrate your technology into our product mix?

Certainly, depending on the types of solutions you require.  Please visit our licensing section and contact us so that we can evaluate a feasible arrangement.

 

 

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KosherSwitch® Classic Wall Switch
KosherSwitch® Classic Wall Switch

Videos of Interest

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Rabbis & Poskim

HaGaon Rabbi Dzimitrovski Analyzing the KosherSwitch prototype
HaGaon Rabbi Dzimitrovski Analyzing the KosherSwitch prototype
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HaGaon Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Chaim (Ben-Haim) Analyzing the KosherSwitch
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HaGaon Rabbi Yitzhak Israeli Analyzing the KosherSwitch
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HaGaon R Pinchas Zabihi Analyzing the KosherSwitch

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