Presair’s pneumatic-electric converter box (PBA-01) combined with a bellow (F800BA) can be used in virtually endless ways. In this example, it is being used to control attic lighting. Attics are often very dark and cramped, definitely not an ideal setting for installing lighting. However, Presair’s air-switching solution can make it much easier to quickly make a functional lighting setup, an attic light foot switch. It can also be customized and scaled to fit the space perfectly.
In this example, four fluorescent lights were purchased to help light up the attic space. Using a few extension cords, the lights were strung together and strategically placed along the attic ceiling to provide light to darker areas. A switch is needed to turn them all on and off, so that’s where the Presair converter box comes in. Plug it into any standard power outlet and plug the strung together lighting into the converter box to provide power. From there, an air tube can be run to a bellow in any convenient location. Wherever you want a switch to be, simply connect the air tube from the converter box to there. This example shows a foot pedal mounted on the wall next to the door as you enter. Although this bellow model is considered a foot pedal, it works just as well being pushed by hand to actuate.
The attic can now be completely lit up by a switch as you enter the attic. It only took a few minutes to setup and it eliminates the complicated setup of a standard light switch. It’s also safer, since there is no electricity present at the bellow. All the electricity is present at the outlet instead. This is just another possible application for this product.
Attic Light Foot Switch Product Description
Let your feet or hands control the power. Plug the air switch converter box into a grounded outlet then plug your lighting equipment into the converter box. The converter box connects to a soft foot pedal, when pressed actuates the alternate action air switch turning on your lights. Alternate snap-action design means that you press down with your foot to turn it on and press the pedal again to turn off for complete hands free patio lighting!
- Alternate snap-action design
- Creates a hands-free environment
- Completely isolated from electric equipment, indoors and outdoors
The Foot Pedal Air Switch Kit can also be used to power fountains, heat lamps, fans, and a multitude of power tools such as router tables, scroll saws, bench top sanders, and grinders.
- Plug-in Air Switch Converter Box
- UL Rated 15A@125VAC
- Soft heavy duty foot pedal
- 10 foot air tubing (1/8″ I.D., 5/16″ O.D.)
Custom options and different actuators are available! Contact us for more details!