A modern classic in switch design, admired by architects since 1967 for its restrained, clean lines and the softly rounded, oversized rocker in the same material as the frame. This deep black version features a subtle semi-gloss finish, which is as beautiful as it’s durable.
The LS range shows off its continuous colour most effectively when frame and rocker are the same finish. The modular nature of these switches allows for extensive customisation though, so get in touch if you have a different combo in mind!
Jung 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 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?
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.
Jung LS 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 Jung LS rocker switch installation page.
NB: We used a European round box in the step-by-step pictures, but the procedure is the same for square UK boxes.
(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?
This product covers a standard knockout box, but it doesn't cover the flanges of standard drywall boxes. We recommend using "flat plate" drywall boxes or European round boxes.
How deep does the back box need to be?
This needs a slightly deeper box, at least 35mm.
What makes the LS990 so appealing is the fact that it is one of the few ranges where the material and finish are unified across the entire piece. So, a brass-covered frame supports a brass-covered rocker. This adds a sleek coherence to the switch, and is one reason the LS990 has become a classic and much-loved design. Its restrained, geometric lines give it a minimalist form, whilst the clearly defined narrow frame contrasts beautifully with the unusually wide rocker.
And it’s not just pleasing to the eye. The boxy rocker is designed for ease of use and responds to just the gentlest touch, with a reassuringly soft click.
To maintain this clean, contemporary look the LS990 comes with a huge range of coordinating accessories, including British sockets.
Created by Jung in 1967, the LS990 switch range was inspired by the Bauhaus design philosophy of the 1920s. Drawing on the principle of the unity of practicality and aesthetics, the LS990 incorporated geometric form with simple elegance. It became an instant classic, enhancing the ambience of many iconic buildings, and is still loved by architects, interior designers and homeowners alike.
The LS990 has been in production for 48 years and is still one of the most recognisable switches you will find.
unpretentious and attractive, reliable and multifunctional
With its clean, square lines and sleek finish the LS990 switch is at home in modern, minimalist interiors as well as more traditional homes, where the innate character needs to be drawn out. It is a timeless, simple switch that will sit visibly on your wall without being attention-seeking. Even surfaces and an effortless modular form offer comfort and style in equal measure, whether you choose it for a clean white space or to contrast with a busier print or pattern.
The basic LS990 ranges offer semi-glossy finishes in monochrome colours for understated interiors, as well as complementing the other LS990 Silver, Luxe or Dark Metal ranges, which makes it the perfect companion for a wide range of styles.