Gretchen’s 1961 GE low voltage lighting system


Solenoids. Low-voltages. Relays. I have no idea what any of this electrical stuff means. But you guys tell me it’s cool. And these vintage lighting systems certainly are something to look at. So here’s Gretchen’s 1961 GE dual-dial 12-station light control panel circa 1961.

solenoid-system-2Great looking switches like these were installed with the system.

solenoid-systemAnd these.

Gretchen’s home is a “half Jetsons, half Flintstones” Eichler design that is really wonderful. See it on her blog – – and see these lighting system photos and more on her flickr stream. Thanks, Gretchen!!!

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  1. pam kueber says

    I am the Publisher of this site. Please take note: I am okay with continued comments about where to find switches and parts. HOWEVER: Do not give electrical DIY or similar “oh, you can do it this way” advice here. If you do, I will edit it out immediately without notice. See Terms of Use. Regarding electric issues: Consult with a licensed professional.

  2. Gary says

    I have a spare if you want it.
    We replaced it with a different switch panel.
    I am also in upstate ny.
    Just let me know.
    It’t in good shape and sitting I a box.