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I have a lamp shaped like a boat that has 2 separate bulbs. Dim bulbs in the cabin and a regular 45w lamp in the sail. The switch rotates to turn on either cabin, lamp, or both in that order. I need to replace the switch but don't know what to search for.

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    That would be a "3 Way Rotary Switch, 4 Position (L1, L2, L1 L2, Off)."
    – Dan D.
    Sep 8 '15 at 4:10
  • Also known as a "2-circuit" switch. Sep 8 '15 at 4:14
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What you want is a switch that looks as follows:

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This particular unit comes with pigtail leads that make it easy to connect into the existing wiring in a light fixture.

The switching configuration is specified as:

Single Pole Triple Throw, OFF-ON(P)-ON(N)-ON(N+P)

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