The Studio line is a stylish, modern take on traditional round backplates. They’re steeped in industrial history, but glass fronts and silky matt rockers give the finish a luxurious feel. This is the black, flush-mounted version of the range.
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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.
These frames are not designed for square back boxes but they MAY fit yours. Please check the dimensions carefully!
Before ordering, make sure you have checked the “Dimensions” section below to see if this product is the right size and shape for your installation.
Please be aware that we don’t accept returns of this product if you find that the necessary installation/decorating work is too extensive. We kindly ask that you and your electrician make sure that they are aware of the back box size and shape required for this product.
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?
This is a 1-gang 2-way 10AX, 2-gang 2-way 10AX, 1-gang intermediate 10AX or a 3-gang 1-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.
Round and square, black and white: The Gira Studio line focuses on contrasts and takes inspiration from old-fashioned, industrial light switch designs. The round, high-gloss glass frame mirrors the ambient light beautifully without feeling too harsh with its curvy elegance.
As a surface-mounted variant in hard-working studios, workshops or stylish warehouse conversions, or as a flush-mounted version in modern living areas - it's a concept that works for a whole range of interiors.
Surface-mounted or flush-mounted, the Studio range is all about high-quality glass on shatterproof thermoplastic. You can of course install it as single or multiple units as well. In the surface-mounted version, matching conduit can be connected and extended.