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Switches and Sockets Advice

Switches and Sockets Advice

This category introduces Sparks Advice on Switches and Sockets available on our website.

Did you know that you can have transparent wiring accessories in your home? Did you know you can mix and match your switches and sockets on the same plate, together with other modules?

Do you need any advice in the matter of color coordination of your switches, sockets, dimmers, TV outlets, data sockets, etc?

This is the section where you can find advice on switches and sockets. As technology develops and advances, there are more and more such tips and advice on the switches and sockets. 


A Look at the Aged Brass Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

A Look at the Aged Brass Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

09/01/2024 sparksdirect

One of the most interesting finishes that Forbes and Lomax does is aged brass; here is a look at some of the best aged brass switches and sockets made by Forbes & Lomax.

10 Pictures of the Amazing Forbes and Lomax Dolly Switches

10 Pictures of the Amazing Forbes and Lomax Dolly Switches

27/04/2023 sparksdirect

At Sparks we are proud to distribute the amazing Forbes and Lomax dolly switches for the best prices in the market, and in this article we are introducing ten such items.

Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

26/06/2015 sparksdirect

Why would people paint their light fittings?, one would ask, and the answer is quite simple, To...

Why are the Grid Modules and Face Plates Becoming So Popular Nowadays?

Why are the Grid Modules and Face Plates Becoming So Popular Nowadays?

28/02/2013 sparksdirect

Last year we were introducing and explaining how the grid modules work - with face plates and...

A Neat Idea: Stash Your Extension Socket in Your Bedside Drawer and Reduce Clutter!

A Neat Idea: Stash Your Extension Socket in Your Bedside Drawer and Reduce Clutter!

18/02/2013 sparksdirect

In why-didn't-I-think-of-that news, Reddit user "Imnotableimjustcain" suggests keeping a power...

Forbes & Lomax Switches: Beautiful Yet Affordable Wiring Accessories

Forbes & Lomax Switches: Beautiful Yet Affordable Wiring Accessories

29/10/2012 sparksdirect

We don't often think of light switches as aspirational design items, but the Forbes & Lomax...

The BG Brushed Steel Flat-Plate Twin Socket: A Budget-Friendly Alternative

The BG Brushed Steel Flat-Plate Twin Socket: A Budget-Friendly Alternative

23/10/2012 sparksdirect

This BG Brushed Steel 2-gang socket is a budget-friendly alternative to designer electrical...

How do you install the MK Marsterseal Plus outdoor Sockets?

How do you install the MK Marsterseal Plus outdoor Sockets?

21/08/2012 sparksdirect

Even though it's nice outside and there's no sight of rainy weather (as if you can trust the...

Switch or dim your exterior lights from inside your house with WiseBox and WiseDim

Switch or dim your exterior lights from inside your house with WiseBox and WiseDim

02/12/2011 sparksdirect

It was recently brought to our attention here in our Sparks and Lights Showroom that these two...

How to install the Forbes and Lomax socket outlets - advice for the electricians and decorators

How to install the Forbes and Lomax socket outlets - advice for the electricians and decorators

11/08/2009 admin

Forbes and Lomax is one of the high quality wiring accessories manufacturers - switches, sockets,...

Some instructions for the electricians & decorators, concerning the switches & dimmers, Forbes and Lomax

Some instructions for the electricians & decorators, concerning the switches & dimmers, Forbes and Lomax

11/08/2009 admin

After you purchase Forbes and Lomax switches and dimmers, if you intend to install them we...

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