The new Gira E3 switch range merges gently curved contours and soft satin finishes in nine pastel shades. These are the lightest varieties of the range, with Pebble in particular being almost a grey-ish off-white. Read more about this range…
Gira sockets are available with and without small isolation switches. Unswitched sockets are less common in the UK, but they are perfectly safe and compliant with building regulations.
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.
What’s in the box?
You will receive a modular socket set, consisting of a socket insert including cover, and a 1-gang or 2-gang frame.
(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-pole 13A socket or 2-gang 2-pole 13A socket
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).
Gira British Standard sockets are straightforward to install. The insert is connected and screwed into the back box, the frame is placed over the insert and the cover is pushed into four slots in the insert, securing the frame. Finally the small isolating switch covers (if you are installing a switched socket) are pushed onto the switches in the insert.
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.