As seen on George Clarke’s “Old House New Home 2021”.
Katy Paty, a small team of light switch makers in Bohemia, have perfected a special process of dyeing porcelain in amazing colours. The Alba range is the basic off-white version of these unusual pieces.
Now their stunning switches and sockets are also available in a surface-mounted version – meaning that home owners with exposed wiring can accessorise their interiors with stylish light switches too!
Click on the “What you need to know” link for essential product details, dimensions, fitting info and more.
Katy Paty switches can be adapted to a range of sockets and connections (like AV, SAT and similar). Please contact us with any specific requirements.
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 switch set, consisting of a switch insert with integrated rocker (or 2 of them if you have chosen a 2-gang switch), a round 1-gang frame and a front plate with fixing screws.
What does an electrician call this?
This is a 1-gang 2-way 10AX switch, or 2-gang 2-way 10AX switch, or a 1-gang intermediate 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.
Attach the inner plastic wall mount to the wall first. There are knockout perforations for wiring and screwholes in the mount. Wire up the switch mechanism and screw the insert securely onto the mount. Put the porcelain casing over the plastic wall mount, place the front plate on top and align with the two front screw holes. Finally, fasten the assembly with the front screws. MAKE SURE NOT TO OVERTIGHTEN THE SCREWS – this can break the front plate and/or “lock up” the mechanism.
(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?
Surface-mounted, so no back box required.
How deep does the back box need to be?
No back box required.