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  1. Gringoking88
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    Gringoking88 DIY

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    Hi all,

    The title says it all really, was just looking for opinions on the best looking class 2 light switches e.g. for a circuit without an earth, ideally wanted something that was a brushed metal type finish.

    Many thanks,

    M
     
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  2. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Hager white (ice) plastic - it has curves that Hollywood would put on celluloid!
    Plus the bonus of a loop for the neutral.
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Bit of a contradiction in terms with the OP class 2 and brushed metal!
     
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  4. Gringoking88
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    Gringoking88 DIY

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    Hence the "brushed metal TYPE" ;)
     
  5. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    You mean chrome covered plastic! If it ain't earthed they can't have just anything!
    I don't know of anything - Google is your friend!
     
  6. David M
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    David M I'm often blinded by simplicity Electrician's Arms

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    In my experience anything plastic which is chrome covered is rubbish, especially if it is often man handled.
    There are the plastic chrome looking pull cord switches but can't say I've come across anything else.
     
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  7. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    You can buy metal class 2 light fittings. Very expensive generally, but I don't see how the same principal can't be applied to a metal switch plate.
     
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  8. davesparks
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    It could, but it won't be economically viable to make them, there just won't be the demand for them so they end up being many times the price of normal metal switches
     
  9. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    Yep, agreed there Dave, the market for them would be small.
    The one and only time I bought a class 2 three-bar spotlight it cost around £100. The earthed equivalent was £25.
     
  10. static zap
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    static zap Regular EF Member

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    If the aim is to tart up a lacking install ,
    its obvious where the money needs spending !
     
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  11. 7029 dave
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    7029 dave Trusted Advisor

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    I would rather rewire the circuit, so cpc is sorted, then metal switch's can be installed, other than that it is just plain old plastic with a choice of some limited colours.
     
  12. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Regular EF Member

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    you can get covers in various finishes which go over the top of a white plastic switch, but you can then only use those if the back boxes are the type with plastic lugs for the screws, they're not great but if the client is desperate...
     
  13. Dave OCD
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    Dave OCD Electrician's Arms

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    I'd just use some decent looking plastic switches and make sure they also had screw caps - unless the flush switch boxes are the old MK type with plastic screw lugs.
     
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  14. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    All this hassle just to have metal plate switches - it's crazy. Just put white MK switches on and repeat this line 10 times:

    "No-one is ever going to look at my switches and think 'why has he got white switches?' "
     
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