LAP 13A 2-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket Black Nickel
Slowly changing the whole house over to these. They have a very nice finish.
29 Jul 2014
Bring back the Crabtree ones!
I bought a couple of these because Screwfix stopped stocking the Crabtree Platinum range.
Having fitted dozens of the Crabtrees, I though these would be just as easy. I was wrong!
The clips which hold the metal face-plate on are tiny and rely on the plastic face of the socket being completely flat. The socket bends a little when the screws are tightened which stops the clips from working.
After 45 mins faffing, I gave up with them and bought another brand (GET) elsewhere. I fitted them in 3 mins, no problems.
These would probably be OK if you have perfect walls, really deep pattress boxes and 2.5 not stiffer 4mm T&E. Avoid otherwise, the potential for faff is not worth the money you'd save!
28 Jun 2014
Plastic back-plate flexes and socket cannot be screwed tight against back-box without prejudicing clip fastening of front panel. screw terminations poor quality and do not appear durable.
2 Oct 2013
LAP Screwless Accessories
Very good quality, easy to wire.
One word of caution, make sure the backbox is at least 32mm. The guts of a screwless accessory sits further back into the wall than normal accessories.
2 Jan 2013