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Switches and Sockets News

Switches and Sockets News

Introducing the Switches and Sockets News at Sparks - Product news related to switches, sockets, dimmers, shaver sockets, and many other wiring accessories.

On our website, we distribute a wide range of switch and socket manufacturers such as Forbes and Lomax, Heritage Brass, Schneider (formerly known as GET), MK Electric, Knightsbridge, BG Nexus (or BG Electrical), Varilight, etc.

Via this section of the blog we speak of the great technologies these manufacturers bring to the table, the amazing ranges and finishes they produce, and the most popular switches and sockets in the market which can also be found on our website.


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.

How To Pick The Right Dimmer Switch

How To Pick The Right Dimmer Switch

19/07/2022 sparksdirect

Unsure how to pick the perfect dimmer switch for your home? This guide covers everything you need to know before making a purchase.

Are the Invisible Plastic Plates for Switches and Sockets really Transparent?

Are the Invisible Plastic Plates for Switches and Sockets really Transparent?

18/04/2017 sparksdirect

Most switches, sockets, dimmers, and other wiring devices come with a solid plate, which can be...

Why you need to Replace the Twin Socket with a Socket with USB Chargers

Why you need to Replace the Twin Socket with a Socket with USB Chargers

06/12/2016 sparksdirect

According to this article the Brits are among the most enthusiastic smartphone and tablets...

How a Run Back Timer Switch for Heating can Save you Money on Electricity

How a Run Back Timer Switch for Heating can Save you Money on Electricity

03/11/2016 sparksdirect

When it is cold outside - as it is these days - people start working on their heating system, hot...

New USB Chargers / USB Sockets from Forbes and Lomax, Schneider, BG Nexus, and MK

New USB Chargers / USB Sockets from Forbes and Lomax, Schneider, BG Nexus, and MK

11/02/2016 sparksdirect

As a proof of how the electrical industry is moving on with the time and current up-to-date needs,...

NEW: USB Sockets from Heritage Brass in Flat, Stepped, and Raised Plate!

NEW: USB Sockets from Heritage Brass in Flat, Stepped, and Raised Plate!

07/08/2015 sparksdirect

It's about time that Heritage Brass would get in on this, and so they did - there's now a brand...

From Invisible Lightswitch to Painted Sockets: Forbes and Lomax in Pictures

From Invisible Lightswitch to Painted Sockets: Forbes and Lomax in Pictures

19/06/2015 sparksdirect

When the modern equivalents for the elegant glass, nickel, and brass switches are no longer...

Add Elegance to Your Wiring Devices with the Perception Range from Hamilton-Litestat

Add Elegance to Your Wiring Devices with the Perception Range from Hamilton-Litestat

18/10/2013 sparksdirect

Shopping for switches and sockets is not an easy job if you are not sure whether you want them in...

Explaining and Introducing the Forbes and Lomax Combination Range (Grid Modules)

Explaining and Introducing the Forbes and Lomax Combination Range (Grid Modules)

28/05/2013 sparksdirect

The grid plates and grid modules are becoming more and more popular, with the needs for wiring...

The Verdigris Range of Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

The Verdigris Range of Switches and Sockets from Forbes and Lomax

30/04/2013 sparksdirect

Do you remember the verdigris plate for the traditional style switches and sockets? It's been a...

Beautiful European Sockets from Forbes and Lomax in All Finishes!

Beautiful European Sockets from Forbes and Lomax in All Finishes!

26/03/2013 sparksdirect

Forbes and Lomax is world renown for the beautiful design of their wiring devices and for the...

more about the MK Grid Plus Modular Switching System for Commercial Use

more about the MK Grid Plus Modular Switching System for Commercial Use

26/06/2012 sparksdirect

In the public, commercial, and domestic sectors sometimes there is the need not only for the...

the Heritage Brass Euro Module plates help you customize your devices!

the Heritage Brass Euro Module plates help you customize your devices!

14/05/2012 sparksdirect

There are many "standard combinations" of wiring devices which people purchase and use. You have...

BG Nexus Wiring Devices - Nexus Metal, Nexus Moulded, Nexus Storm, and Nexus Grid

BG Nexus Wiring Devices - Nexus Metal, Nexus Moulded, Nexus Storm, and Nexus Grid

26/01/2012 sparksdirect

From time to time the wiring devices, lighting, electrical items, and lamps manufacturers...

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