Choosing the Right Wired Push Button or Wireless Doorbell Button​

Wired push buttons – these typically connect to the doorbell transformer.   With battery powered wired doorbells, you would connect the button directly to the chime.  Do not use lighted buttons with battery-powered chimes.  For lighted buttons, use a wired transformer.

Wired Doorbell Pushbutton – Lighted Doorbell Button or Non-Lighted Push Button

Wireless Push Button Compatibility

  • Generally, most wired buttons will work in any wired doorbell system, regardless of manufacturer.
  • Most wireless buttons (transmitters) are only compatible with other products by the same manufacturers.   Even if you are using the same manufacturer, double-check compatibility.

Please browse the sections below to choose the right wired or wireless product to fit your needs.  Call or email us for assistance.

Below are two main subcategories of push buttons, wired buttons & wireless buttons.  Click the image below to go to the respective category. Need a wired doorbell for your wired push button?  Visit or wired doorbell page.

Doorbell Replacement Button

Most wired doorbell buttons have a circular center push and are usually easy to replace with a lighted doorbell center push or a non-lighted doorbell button replacement button. carries a couple of different styles available in different finishes. White doorbell replacement buttons (lighted and non-lighted available) are finished with a silver or brass ring around the white button.

Other models have a metallic finish in the middle button (rather than white) and a LED halo surrounding the center button.

More Wired Doorbell Button Information

Door chime buttons are an easy way to dress up your entry and make a stylish statement before guests walk into your home.  Whatever your style, you can find a push-button to meet your needs and your budget!   Install a wired button on a new home or easily and quickly replace your old button with a new one, for a fresh look. Shop our wide selection of doorbell buttons and decorative plates. Whether you prefer a light, fancy, or traditional look, we have what you are searching for!

Can I use a lighted doorbell pushbutton?


Lighted products will use LED or incandescent bulbs to illuminate the circular or rectangular shaped push in the middle of the faceplate or illuminate the outer rim of the button (a halo effect). It is important to know that you must use a doorbell transformer to power a lighted push button as the power draw of the light would quickly drain the batteries on a battery-powered doorbell. Even if you have a wired doorbell, sometimes (rarely )they are powered by batteries versus a transformer. Before using a lighted push-button, make sure you are using a wired transformer, or else you are going to be replacing batteries every other day.

How are wired push buttons mounted?

BS8 BZ Surface Mount Rectangle Lighted Push Button in Bronze

There are three mounting styles the products come in; a) flush-mounted, b) recessed mounted, and c) surface mounted. For additional information about the different mounting styles, visit the wired doorbell button page.

  • Surface mount - these will mount directly against the wall using the pre-drilled holes in the push button case.  Typically this is the easiest way to mount a push button, as you should not have to cut into the outer wall surface, other than the mounting screws
  • Recessed mount - this is when the entire push button box will go "in the wall" and be level, or even, with the wall.  This will require a mounting box slightly larger than the push button housing cut into the wall itself.  If you are replacing an existing flush-mounted button, measure the button you are replacing.  If the new button is larger you will need to ensure you have enough room to cut a large "box" in the wall to install the button
  • Flush - This is a combination of a surface mount and flush mount.  The frame of the push button sites on the wall and the electrical components of the button itself recess into the wall
  • Concealed - mounting hardware is hidden at bottom of the button.

Do you carry different wired doorbell button styles?

Yes, we classify the style based on the different shapes which we outline below: a) Decorative Wired Buttons -We have pineapple-shaped, Gecko shaped, contemporary, rustic, and a wide range of shapes, colors, finishes, etc. in this category. b) Rectangular Shaped Wired Push Buttons - Just as the name implies the products listed here tend to have a rectangular shape; c)Circular Shaped Wired Doorbell Push Buttons - Many push buttons are circular or round and many of those will be decorative door chime buttons. b) Circular buttons are exactly as the name implies...they are circular shaped.  The circle doorbell buttons are mounted the same way, depending on mounting style, and function like the rectangular and decorative style buttons. c) Rectangular-shaped doorbell buttons - these are the most common shape for a wired button.