Gira’s basic range of simple but stylish frames is available in three finishes and a huge choice of possible functions. We think Standard 55 is a great option for the budget-conscious designer, with all the quality assurance and functionality you come to expect from a brand like Gira.
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.
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)
(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 10AX, 2-gang 2-way 10AX, 1-gang intermediate 10AX or a 3-gang 2-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.
Because of the modular nature of European wiring accessories, installation is slightly different to fitting the encapsulated (moulded) switches and sockets common in the UK. Have a look at the step-by-step pictures below, or consult the more detailed Gira rocker switch installation instructions.
(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.
Standard 55 is one of the archetypal European wide rocker switches: unspectacular and practical, hard-working but nevertheless beautiful. Its soft lines and purist white exterior are a refreshing alternative to edgy, crude plastic switches.
The wide rocker and light material also make it a highly accessible and easy to use switch – something that home owners who find operating the usual small, stiff buttons difficult, will appreciate.
It’s available in glossy and matt plastic finishes, which are easy to clean and surprisingly hardy! This is also one of the few ranges that come as single, double or triple switches (see above), handy for retrofitting in place of the common British multi-gang switches.
Pared-down, pragmatic and stylish
We think that the unobtrusive nature of this design makes it a perfect companion for that white-washed, simple Scandinavian look. In fact, you will find this style in properties all across northern Europe.
But while its understated chic – especially in the matt white finish – works well with modern neutrals and light colour schemes, the versatility of Standard 55 means that it has many uses, for example as a contrast piece on a richly coloured wall.