Pushbutton switches are a type of switch commonly used for controlling electrical circuits. They are designed with a button that moves the switch between the two directions (on and off) depending on how the button is pressed. Unlike traditional toggle switches which require a sliding or lever action, pushbuttons can often be used with only one hand and require minimal effort to toggle. Pushbutton switches are available in many different styles, such as momentary, latching, illuminated, key-operated and auto-reset. They are typically used in applications such as controlling electrical circuits, operating appliances, and providing momentary signals in industrial automation.