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Rocker Light Switches - Frequently Asked Questions

Rocker Light Switches - FAQ's

Some Frequently Asked Questions on Rocker Light Switches are detailed below:

  • Do the screwless light switches fit into standard back boxes?
Yes, the screwless light switches are a dual plate system.  The first plate screws in as normal, the second plate fits over the top of the first creating the screwless effect.
  • How deep must the back-box be in order to accommodate the Rocker Switch?
The depth of the switches vary.  Some may require a deeper recess in the wall.   All switches will fit comfortably in a 25mm back-box, however the bigger the air space around the module, the better the air flow will be around the module to promote cooling
  • Are they supplied with screws & instructions?
Yes, all Rocker Light Switches are supplied with fixing screws & instructions on how to wire the switch.
  • How may finishes are the Rocker switches supplied in?
There are a number of beautiful finishes to suit your taste and the style of your room.  These include Matt Chrome, Satin Chrome, Mirror Chrome, Iridium Black, Jet Black, Premium White, White Chocolate, Victorian Brass, Antique Brass, Pewter, Brushed Brass, Graphite, Glass & Mocha. Other finishes are available., for example Granite. Please enquire at sales@theinternetelectricalstore.com or call 0800 043 5532 for other finishes not listed.
  • What styles are available for Rocker Light Switches?
A wide range of styles are available to suit your requirements.  The range includes Standard Plates, Screwless Plates & Ultra Flat Plates.

Is there anything else you want to know about our products? Please get in touch direct, via our contact form, via email: sales@theinternetelectricalstore.com or give us a call on Freephone 0800 043 5532 or 01342 821433.

Varilight Designer Rocker Light Switches

Rocker Light Switches are an integral part of any household and there are currently billions in operation globally. It is hard to imagine how this all began in Newcastle, in 1884, when John Henry Holmes developed the first light switch. It was an innovative design at the time as it introduced the new 'quick break' technology which allowed the electricity to the bulb to be ceased and supplied almost instantly.






Unlike previous switches, this was both safer and more convenient for the domestic dwelling and became instantly popular. From this a plethora of electrical switches came into production, but the Rocker Light Switch has maintained its place as the firm favourite throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Varilight rocker light switches are known worldwide for the build & design quality, with over 4,000 products they are a leading manufacturer of light switches & plug sockets.

It is generally designed to fit flush against a wall, with the surrounding wall plate installed as a safety feature. The wall plate provides effective protection against electrical shocks in the event the switch came into contact with water. But as the market has increased, the wall plate has also become a design feature, with many stylish and innovative materials being implemented to provide a finish that suits every home.

From the standard white plate, there are now a variety of metals and colours to cater to your needs. Mirror Chrome and Glass plates are ideal for the modern room, spacious and uncluttered, especially if you are aiming for a minimalistic look. For the more traditional home, you may prefer the Pewter, Stainless Steel or Brass range to complement your rooms. For the more daring colour schemes, why not try Black, Mocha or Graphite plates to provide a talking point for your living area. Whatever your needs there are Rocker Light Switch plates available to achieve the look you desire.

The design of the plate is also important, as you can now choose from screwless and ultra-flat design, through to a variety of Gang formats. With such a range of materials and formats it is easy to install Rocker Light Switches throughout the home without comprising on style and variety. The popularity of this type of switch comes not only from the range of design available, but the proven long-life of the product and its suitability for both mains and low voltage lighting.

Every Rocker Light Switch from theinternetelectricalstore.com comes with one year warranty to ensure you remain completely satisfied with your purchase. You can also obtain parts and replacements easily to keep your light switch at its best. If you require a Rocker Light Switch, you have come to the right place.

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