The Aged Brass finish has been designed to look beautifully antiqued upon installation and has been left unlacquered to patina even more over time. Alternatively, it can be polished to bring back some of the shine.
The real beauty of this finish lies in the mellow aged look of the brass, as though it has been an original part of the interior for many years. The toggles, dimmer knobs and push buttons are supplied polished but unlacquered, providing a subtle accent to the more muted finish of the plates.
Inspired by the glass switches of the 1930s but with all the advantages of modern technology, the Invisible Lightswitch® has become synonymous with Forbes & Lomax.
Switches and dimmers have 3mm bevelled transparent acrylic plates which are secured without the use of fixing screws. The plates sit flush to the wall and are supplied with brass, nickel silver, stainless steel or antique bronze toggle switches, dimmer knobs or buttons.
Each acrylic plate has a 0.5mm underplate which can be either painted or used as a template where wallpaper is used.
Rocker switches are also available in this finish with a 2mm plate.
The Unlacquered Brass range is designed to mellow with age if left unpolished to match older brass fittings in the home. Alternatively, the plates can be regularly polished to retain their original shine.
Inspired by the 1930s glass switches but with all the advantages of modern technology. The Invisible Lightswitch® has become synonymous with Forbes and Lomax.
Switches and dimmers have 3mm transparent acrylic plates, secured without the use of fixing screws. They are supplied with brass, nickel silver, stainless steel or antique bronze toggle switches, dimmer knobs and push buttons. A selection of Invisible outlets complete the range.
The Unlacquered Brass range has plates that are designed to mellow with age if left unpolished. This is particularly suitable to period buildings where a bright brass look would be less desirable. Alternatively, the plates can easily be polished to give a shiny look should this be required.
Although traditional in appearance, the variety of unlacquered brass products we have will meet all the demands of modern living.
The Nickel Silver range has a highly polished nickel plated plate, creating a mirror finish. Nickel Silver first became popular in the 19th Century due to its similarity to Sterling Silver and was commonly used for various decorative items around the home.
It has a luxurious appearance which is warmer than chrome, making it more appealing for living areas. The Nickel Silver range sits well in both traditional and contemporary interiors.
The Antique Bronze range has a dark gun metal hue to the plates making them attractive in both contemporary and traditional interiors. These switches also work particularly well on wood panelling and other unusual surroundings.
The outlets are all supplied with black inserts to complement the dark finish of the plates.
Inspired by the Greek bronze age, these switches and outlets have a rich, aged, bronze patina and look stylish in both contemporary and traditional interiors. The plates are hand finished to produce a slightly variable effect, making each plate unique.
The plates are available in a large variety of switch combinations from one gang to six as standard.
The USB charger socket, designed to charge mobile devices such as phones, tablets, satellite navigation equipment, etc, will charge all current devices requiring a 5V USB style power supply.
The 1amp USB wall charger socket is ideal for a home office, study, bedside table, or anywhere in the home where mobile devices are used. Available in all our beautiful finishes, the unit is shuttered and is available with black or white inserts.
The USB wall-mounted charger socket can be mounted on a single plate next to a dolly or rocker switch or on its own single plate with the power running from a switch or a 13 amp socket.
Rotary Dimmers push to switch on and off and rotate to dim and brighten. Incandescent, magnetic low voltage and 0-10v versions are available.
Excellent state-of-the-art solid state circuitry design saves energy and extends bulb life when the lighting level is reduced. Rotary dimmers are available in all plate finishes and are supplied with a 0.79 inch (20mm) diameter knob. Rotary dimmers can be mixed with toggle switches and push buttons on the same plate.
Forbes & Lomax momentary contact-closure switches have been designed to integrate with home automation systems. They can function as dimmers, flick through pre-set lighting scenes, open and close motorized window shades, act as "whole house off" switches and many other useful functions. These controllers provide an attractive alternative to the standard keypads normally associated with home automation systems.
The plates can be engraved to suit customers requirements.