Inspired by Bauhaus principles, Serie 1930 is a switch range steeped in design history. This dimmer variety features a black semi-gloss surface similar to the original Bakelite.
Electrician’s note: This dimmer is a 2-way device but the second control has to be a “push-to-make” retractive switch.
This product is a “universal”, self-sensing LED dimmer (Leading/Trailing Edge). Suitable for conventional light bulbs, halogen light bulbs and most LED light sources which are controlled by electronic transformers.
Apart from switches, Berker offer a selection of wiring products and functions that can be combined with these frames, such as audio speaker inputs, TV/SAT sockets and network sockets. Contact us for information on other options if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
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What’s in the box?
This switch set consists of a rotary dimmer insert including handle and an outer 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-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.
Berker rotary switches are easy to install, but remember, the round backplate versions don't fit onto standard British back boxes! Just follow the step-by-step pictures below or go to our Berker rotary switch installation page.
Please refer to our Installation section for more installation advice, manuals and helpful videos.
Does this cover a standard british back box?
No, a 70mm round back box is required. Check the available options below.
How deep does the back box need to be?
This insert is quite deep, it needs at least 45mm. Check the available options below.
The blueprint for this classic rotary switch is one of the original Bauhaus switches (which can be found, amongst other places, in the Dessau Bauhaus, renovated true to its original state).
Despite its origins in the 1930s, it has a more restrained and modern look than our Duroplast Rotaries and an altogether smoother feel. A classic switch concept, which endured while fashions came and went.
A stylish return to the roots of classic switch design
Berker’s “1930” series was designed in close consultation with the Architectural Research Department in Dessau. The elegantly simple rotary switches embody the pure functionality to which Berker has been committed ever since its foundation in 1919 – rather like the ethos of the Bauhaus school.
In other words, despite being a modern electrical product, the switches look just as if they had been selected by Walter Gropius himself!
The history of these switches is steeped in the 1930 interior styles of the Bauhaus period, but that doesn’t mean it’s purely for faithful restorations or retro-style houses. The matt, monochrome finishes complement a Scandi-style living room just as beautifully as this lavish wallpaper and velvet headboard.
One thing that we always notice in projects that are accessorised with these pieces, is that the round, black or white dots on the walls add an eye-catching detail wherever you decide to use them,