The E3 Pure White is a hard-working but stylish replacement for your basic plastic switches. It features wide rockers, an easy-to-clean glossy surface and the same gentle rounded contours of the rest of the E3 range. This “universal” dimmer can control any light source, whether it’s LEDs or conventional bulbs.
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This product is a “universal” R/L/LED dimmer, suitable for conventional light bulbs, halogen light bulbs and most LED light sources. It’s available in a 1-way and a 2-way version – check with your electrician which one you need.
Note for electricians: The 2-way versions require a retractive push-to-make switch at the “other end” of the loop. A normal latching 2-way switch will not work. Alternatively you can use an auxiliary dimmer as the second control – please get in touch of you need more information on that option.
Gira has a huge range of wiring products, functions and devices that can be combined with these frames. Contact us for information on other options if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
Does Swtch sell UK sockets in this style?
Yes, this product range includes UK sockets. Check the "Complete the look" section below.
What’s in the box?
You will receive a modular rocker switch set, consisting of a switch insert, a rocker cover (or a set of them if you have chosen a 2-gang or 3-gang switch) and a 1-gang frame. (Set includes a bracket to connect frame and insert)
(Click image to enlarge. Pictures for illustration only. Number of gangs and/or finishes might vary)
What does an electrician call this?
This is a 1-gang 2-way dimmer (Leading Edge or Trailing Edge)
Where is this used in the home?
A 1-gang 2-way dimmer is commonly used for controlling a single light source from one or two places.
Because of the modular nature of European wiring accessories, installation is slightly different to fitting the encapsulated (moulded) switches and sockets common in the UK. Have a look at the step-by-step pictures below, or consult the more detailed Gira rocker switch installation instructions.
(Click gallery to enlarge. Number of gangs and/or finishes might vary)
Please refer to our Installation section for more installation advice, manuals and helpful videos.
Does this cover a standard british back box?
Yes, this product covers standard square knockout and drywall boxes comfortably.
How deep does the back box need to be?
This needs a slightly deeper box, at least 35mm.
In case we here at Swtch needed any more proof that even humble white plastic light switches can transform an interior, along comes the new E3 range from Gira in Germany.
This purists’ version of the E3 Soft Touch range combines gentle contours with a minimalist square rocker and clean white glossy finish.