Varilight 2-Gang 2-Way 10A Ice White Metal Rocker Switch
These switches look good, but are about 4 times the price of the most basic.
The screwless range are a nightmare to fit sucessfully. They have cheap/ thin backplate to make them flush and screwless, but any slight inperfections in the wall or fitting (such as a screw being at an angle or protruding by 1mm) and the plate does not clip in. If it does, it often pops off again. When I tried the plug sockets, the plate dropped off anytime someone plugged something in.
Come on Screwfix, buy a range of screwed switches that look as good as these coloured back plates - its the screwless thin plastic design clips that are to blame. We can all live with seeing 2 small screws, especially if it means the switch stays on the wall!!
13 Jan 2015
Very flimsy back plate which does not sit flush on the wall, white cover does not cover all of the clear backplate so the edge of the backplate is visible as a grey border around the switch between the faceplate and wall - looks awful. I took them back for a refund.
28 Feb 2013
The do look the business on our walls. We also had the plug sockets replaced and the whole look is really good. Very happy with them so far.
However, in order to get them to look right, your walls have to be absolutely flat, otherwise the mounting plate distorts slightly, meaning that the front cover won't fit. It has to be done gently and carefully.
That said, take your time and it looks great.
17 Dec 2012
Though this kind of switch are not cheap normally, it is fair to say the price was competitive compare to other similar products.
The main inconvenience is that if the box has many wires in it, one will find difficult to get a complete flat look of the switch or be even able to screw the top.
13 Nov 2012