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2 Gang 13A Switched Double Socket in Painted Plate with Plastic Rocker from Forbes and Lomax with a White or Black Plastic Trim and Rocker

Model No. DS13 by: Forbes and Lomax
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This is the Forbes and Lomax DS13, a two gang 13A switched socket in a painted plate with a white or a black plastic insert and rocker, manufactured by Forbes and Lomax.

Please note: When ordering this item, please mention the required plastic trim (white or black) in the comments at the end of the order. 

About the Forbes and Lomax 2 Gang Socket Outlets

  • Forbes and Lomax offer a full range of socket outlets and fused connection units; the socket types include 13A, 5A, 2A, and floor sockets.
  • The 13A sockets are available as single or double sockets and they can be either switched or unswitched.
  • The socket outlets from Forbes and Lomax are available in the Invisible Socket range, the Nickel Silver range, the Unlacquered Brass range, the Aged Brass range, the Antique Bronze range, the Verdigris range, the Stainless Steel range, and the Paintable range.
  • They have a black or white plastic insert/trim, and there are matching metal rocker switches available on all the switched versions. 

Technical information - Twin Socket Outlets

  • Each socket complies with BS 1363-2: 1995 + A4:2014 (and 1-3). 
  • Independent test certificates are held as follows: Panel mounted 1 gang and unswitched and 2 gang switched socket outlets - Certificate No: C12/43399-1
  • Terminal markings present on housing for clearer information. 
  • The switched socket outlets have double insulated rockers. 
  • Switch contacts with silver contacts on both surfaces for good continuity. 
  • All the Forbes and Lomax socket outlets require British standard 35mm deep flush wall boxes. 
  • Dimensions: Twin Un-Switched Socket / Twin Switched Socket / Switched Twin socket with Neon: Depth 23mm, max. 4.64mm projection (with the rocker), 146mm width, 86mm height. Recommended Box Depth 35mm Minimum. Metal boxes to BS4662
  • Supply voltage: 250V AC
  • Current rating: 13A per socket outlet
  • Terminal capacity: Live, Neutral & Earth, 3 x 2.5mm2, 3 x 4mm2, 2 x 6mm2 (stranded) 
  • Ambient Operating Temperature: -5 degrees to +40 degrees Celsius
  • IP rating: IP2XD
  • Max. installation altitude: 2000m

About the Forbes and Lomax Painted Socket Range

The Forbes and Lomax painted sockets are supplied with etch-primed face plates ready to be painted in the same colour as the wall. A choice of black or white inserts are available for all our painted sockets. These are ideal for low level sockets, blending perfectly into their surroundings.

  • Forbes and Lomax Painted Socket Range is available in: Sockets and combination plate. 
  • Both Radius and Square edge corners are available.
  • Switches are available upon request.
  • All switches conform to BSEN 60669-1:2018. 13amp sockets conform to BS1363-2:2016 +A1: 2018, 2amp and 5amp sockets conform to BS546:1950
  • Single plates measure 86mm x 86mm and double plates measure 146mm x 86mm
  • Painted sockets are supplied with etch-primed face plates ready to be painted in the same colour as the wall.
  • They are available with a choice of black or white inserts. 13amp sockets and switched fused connections can be supplied with metal switches if desired.
  • A choice of black or white inserts are available for all of our painted sockets.
  • The painted range is only available for sockets not switches.
  • All Forbes & Lomax switches and sockets require British standard 35mm deep flush wall boxes, but we recommend 47mm for ease of installation
Switches & Sockets Specific
Amp 13
Back Box Depth 35mm
Brand Forbes and Lomax
Finish Painted
Gang 2
Insert White
Plate Metal
Plate Dimensions 86mm x 147mm
Style Flat Plate
Type Socket

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Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

Why would people paint their light fittings?, one would ask, and the answer is quite simple, To match the colour of their wall or ceiling! Besides the standard wall lights, ceiling lights, and some LED lights - which come in a specific finish that cannot be changed or modified - there is such a range of light fittings called "paintable lights". Paintable lights are usually made of plaster or ceramic (in the case of the wall lights and some of the downlights) or in a primed white colour, allowing you to paint them in the desired colour to match the design of the room. The fitting itself is quite stylish, modern, and nice, but just in case you want to paint it, you can do that. It's the same with switches and sockets: both Heritage Brass and Forbes and Lomax provide a wide range of paintable switches and sockets, allowing you to match your sockets to the colour of your wall - total colour coordination! Let's see some of them in more detail.Buy Paintable Switches and Sockets Paintable Wall Lights - Ceramic and Plaster Lights Astro Lighting has a wide range of plaster wall lights that are paintable; starting from the classy Amalfi stepped ceramic wall light to the more modern LED wall lights (see Bologna and Rio), these fittings give you the full control over their colour. Do you want a discreet up-and-down wall fitting that matches the exact colour of your wall? Try the Astro Rio Paintable Wall Lights. Do you prefer a discreet down-light with a brighter up-light? See the Ovaro 0554 ceramic paintable light, the lovely Parma 625 plaster wall light, or the Veneto range of plaster wall washers. Take a look at them by searching "paintable wall lights" on our website. Paintable Ceiling Lights - Surface or Recessed When it comes to the ceiling lights, there are all kinds of chandeliers, pendants, downlights, etc which are either flush, recessed, or surface mounted.  If you prefer the surface-mounted fittings and you don't mind their projection from the ceiling you have a great selection from Astro Lighting: see the Osca square or round plaster ceiling lights (coming in a fixed or adjustable version, as needed). Most of these allow you to use an energy-efficient GU10 LED light bulb. See them all online at paintable ceiling lights.Paintable Lights at Sparks Paintable Switches and Sockets Switches and sockets usually come in a polished chrome, brass, stainless steel, white plastic, or even glass finish, but sometimes you may want to paint the plate of your socket or dimmer to match the colour of the wall. Heritage Brass has a wide range of "Primed White" switches and sockets, a range of plates finished in a high-quality white primer designed to enable total colour coordination of decor schemes. Basically, the front of the plate is painted with a white primer, and it can be painted to meet the specific requirements of the user, the architect, or the interior designer. Furthermore, the primed white switches and sockets from Heritage Brass come in a screwless version and in the version with Allen screws (with an Allen key supplied). Forbes and Lomax also provide a range of "painted sockets", a range created to complement their Invisible Lightswitch. These plates are supplied with etch-primed face plate ready to be painted in the same colour as the wall so as to make them as unobtrusive as possible.Primed White Switches and Sockets So if you're looking for paintable switches, sockets, or light fittings, there's a wide range of such items at And if you need more help in choosing them, you can always email us or give us a call.


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If the items you order are in stock and the order is placed before 1.00pm, delivery can be made within 1-2 working days. If the items are not in stock, we will inform you via email how long it will take or ask for your confirmation if there's a long lead time.


We offer 30-day returns for unwanted items - please email us to request a returns number which will need to be quoted when the items are returned. For faulty items or items damaged in transit, please advise via email, and an appropriate returns number will be provided. Full details concerning returns and refunds can be found via our Terms and Conditions.