Esprit Black
Gira

Esprit Black

From £49.00

Product Story

Classic, timeless modernism in a striking material, expressing both industry and elegance. The Esprit Metal range provides texture, colour and a multitude of design combinations, allowing you to personalise your space – in a bold way. We are particularly fond of this black aluminium finish, a luxuriously dark surface with a texture reminiscent of black leather.
Read more about this range…


Product Options

We’ve chosen our favourite combinations of finishes and colours for this range. The modular nature of these switches allows for extensive customisation though, so get in touch if you have a different combo in mind!

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.



Clear selection

Before ordering, make sure you have checked the “Dimensions” section below to see if this product is the right size and shape for your installation.
Please be aware that we don’t accept returns of this product if you find that the necessary installation/decorating work is too extensive. We kindly ask that you and your electrician make sure that they are aware of the back box size and shape required for this product.

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What you need to know

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)



What does an electrician call this?

This is a 1-gang 2-way 10AX, 2-gang 2-way 10AX, 1-gang intermediate 10AX or a 3-gang 1-way 10AX switch


Where is this used in the home?

A 1-gang 2-way switch is commonly used for controlling a single light source from one or two places. A 1-gang intermediate is used as the middle switch of three, controlling a single light source (for example in a hallway). A 2-gang switch is used for controlling two light sources from one or two places. A 3-gang switch is commonly used for controlling three light sources from one or two places.


 

Installation

Gira switches are straightforward to install into standard British back boxes. All frame designs have the same rocker size and inserts. Just follow the step-by-step pictures below or go to our Gira rocker switch installation page. We used a European round box in the pictures but the procedure is the same for square ones.


Wiring

Gira rocker switch wiring points


Step-by-step


(Click gallery to enlarge. Number of gangs and/or finishes might vary)


Downloads

Installation Guide: Gira Rocker Switch Instructions
Manufacturers instructions:


Please refer to our Installation section for more installation advice, manuals and helpful videos.

Dimensions

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.


The concept

In the Metal variety, the modernist spirit of the Esprit range is granted further sophistication through the use of a range of luxurious alloys. Where the Lino-Ply offers natural, soft and earthy neutrals and colours, and the Glass range creates soft reflections on your walls, Metal brings out the more striking and masculine side of Esprit. Edges are sharper, finishes are clearly defined and the sheer weight of the material gives it gravity (the solid Stainless Steel frame weighs a surprising 300 grams).

With four finishes - Silver, Bronze, Black and Gold - this flexible range makes individual, robust, design statements. Powerful and attractive, metal adds glamour to a contemporary interior.

The range

The Esprit Metal range is manufactured from two different hard-wearing metals: steel and aluminium. The stainless steel frames are naturally silver in hue, whereas the aluminium comes in four variations – silver, gold, black and bronze – achieved by a careful dying and brushing process. These switches are cool, yet textured and soft to the touch.

The various possibilities of colour and material are increased by the rocker choices – from glossy white to matt anthracite (and matt black coming soon) – allowing you to personalise both frame and rocker. Each combination will create a very different feel.

Naturally engaging, clean lines, enduringly touchable

the detail

Esprit Metal switches are solid, significant, weighty pieces, which make an authoritative statement on the wall. The steel frame is a particularly substantial, masculine option, steel being heavier and more dense than aluminium. These switches mean business.

However, despite metal’s natural strength, all of the switches in this range (bar the mirror chrome of course) are gently brushed to slightly soften the look and add texture. Classy switches which express a gentle strength.

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