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You're looking for an illuminated metal push button with LED surround, sometimes called a momentary switch
I have had a few boards I bought several years ago and finally got around to building one.
The carbon fiber is real, it's a 1mm thick plate that I inlayed into the panel so it was completely flush with the surface. I'm really happy with how well it turned out. When light hits it, it has an amazing depth and "3D-ness" to it.
Check "vandal resistant" buttons on Digi-Key.
Yah, we need another group buy on the boards... they've become rarer than hen's teeth.
Edit: Thanks, by the way!
I'm currently using this: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/HAD15-0.4-AG/179-2306-ND/1634196
I haven't decided if I'll build one or not.
I've got one additional board, I'll sell it to you for a significantly inflated price
Those are Bulgin stainless steel vandal-proof momentary illuminated switches (i.e., Bulgin MPI002/28/BL). Available in single or dual color, and probably latching, too. Kinda pricey, but very nice.
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There are several domestically available switches that look very similar to the Bulgin switches that don't cost as much.
The LAMB series of switches from E-Switch are actually *very* nice. The feel of the actuation is...satisfying, haha.