1. A mechanism for controlling a light comprising:a wheel assembly having a rotational axis substantially perpendicular to a cover plate, the cover plate substantially parallel to a secondary cover plate and substantially parallel to a board cover plate, an outer circumference of said wheel assembly extending through the cover plate, secondary cover plate and board cover plate;
a rotational motion detector coupled to the wheel assembly for detecting a rotation of the wheel assembly, the rotational motion detector coupled to a circuit board that is substantially parallel to the board cover plate;
a dimmer control coupled to the rotational motion detector for increasing or decreasing a power output provided to the light, the dimmer control including a processor, the processor configured to increment or decrement a variable based upon a direction of rotation of the wheel assembly, the variable used to control the power output;
a push detector coupled to the wheel assembly for detecting whether the wheel assembly has been pushed; and
an on/off control responsive to the push detector for controlling whether energy is provided to the light.