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Always relied on an electrician or an interior designer to select switches for your home? Tired of seeing the same old boring switches and bulky switch boards around in your homes? Whatever be the reason, it is very necessary to first understand what kind of switches must one have around in the home. Let us help you out with some frequently asked questions to make selection easier.
1. Why should you install modular switches in your homes?
Modular switches have 4 important features that are perfect for every home which are given in detail below:
2. Always relied on your electricians and interior designer to decide your switches for you?
For years we have relied on others to select switches for our homes, but now no more! By understanding the Basic modular switch terminology, we will be able to do so on our own. Let us have a walk through for your so that you understand the different types of switches better.
A switch is a button that is used to turn on or turn off fans, lights or any electrical appliance
To decide on which switch to buy, you will first need to check the current rating of the switch
1. What are 2 way switches ?
Imagine you are climbing a dark staircase and you switch on a light with a switch placed at the bottom of the staircase. After reaching the floor you wanted to climb up to, will you go down again to turn off the light ? No, this is where you would need a two way switch. This type of a switch can be used even in a bedroom.
2. What is a bell switch ?
This is a switch that is used for doorbells in homes and offices
3. What is a socket?
Just like switches, sockets are also available in various current ratings and design eg 10A/16A 3 pin sockets, 10A/16A 5 pin sockets, universal sockets that take most plugs including international ones and International sockets. Other components of switches and sockets which are equally important are also mentioned below
4. What is a Grid + Cover plate?
The above components such as different types of switches and different types of sockets are mounted on a Grid plate. The cover plate makes the whole unit look aesthetically pleasing and is mounted on top of the grid plate
What are the different available Grid and cover plate sizes ?
There are different grid + cover plate sizes as given below:
5. Are switches available only in white colour ?
Bored of seeing white switches & cover plates on all the walls? It’s time to explore different types of color and choose from a variety of available design options.Cover plates of modular switches gives you an opportunity to think beyond white and traditional designs. Luminous modular switches give you plenty to choose from.
And for those of you who don’t want to experiment at all and still want white, Luminous ZOLIO and Luminous Vivace modular switches offer you stunning whites in a unique fusion of satin & gloss.
What are the steps, do’s and dont’s for modular switches when constructing or renovating your own house?
There are certain key points that need to be kept in mind while choosing the right modular switch for your homes. We believe this guide will help you all pick the right product for your homes