From Invisible Lightswitch to Painted Sockets: Forbes and Lomax in Pictures

From Invisible Lightswitch to Painted Sockets: Forbes and Lomax in PicturesWhen the modern equivalents for the elegant glass, nickel, and brass switches are no longer attractive or unsuitable for prestigious projects that interior designers work on, it’s time to check out the Forbes and Lomaxinvisible Lightswitch“.

Of course, the plate is not invisible – it is a transparent acrylic plate allowing the wallpaper or paint to show through, and it comes with a stylish metal toggle switch right in the center (or a rocker switch, a socket, a dimmer, etc for that matter).

Forbes and Lomax was established over 20 years ago and right from the start they approached the electrical accessory market from an aesthetic point of view.

Starting with the Invisible Light Switch and going on to many other stylish finishes like unlacquered brass, stainless steel, nickel silver, antique bronze, verdigris, and painted plate, Forbes & Lomax has done a great job in both manufacturing and supplying excellent UK made stylish switches, sockets, and dimmers to suit the demands of both traditional and contemporary architects and interior designers, as well as the electrical contractors.

With this in mind, let us explore some of the Forbes and Lomax finishes and plates – in pictures (we will let the pictures do the talking). All the items introduced below can be purchased via our website at the Forbes and Lomax section.

The Forbes and Lomax Invisible Plate

The Forbes and Lomax Invisible Plate - Invisible Lightswitch with Brass dollyThe invisible plate range of switches and sockets was inspired by 1930’s glass switches but with all the advantages of modern technology.

The Forbes and Lomax Invisible Plate: 1. Invisible Lightswitch with Nickel dolly 2. Invisible Lightswitch with Stainless Steel dolly 3. Invisible Lightswitch with Antique Bronze dolly
The Forbes and Lomax Invisible Plate: 1. Invisible Lightswitch with Nickel dolly 2. Invisible Lightswitch with Stainless Steel dolly 3. Invisible Lightswitch with Antique Bronze dolly

Unlacquered Brass Switches and sockets

Unlacquered Brass Switches and sockets - 3 gang Unlacquered Brass dollyThe unlaquered brass plates from Forbes and Lomax are plates that are designed to mellow with age if left unpolished. This is particularly suitable for period buildings where a bright brass look would be inappropriate.

Unlacquered Brass Switches and sockets: 1. Unlacquered Brass button dimmer 2. Unlacquered Brass dolly 3. Unlacquered Brass Rotary dimmer
1. Unlacquered Brass button dimmer 2. Unlacquered Brass dolly 3. Unlacquered Brass Rotary dimmer

Forbes and Lomax Stainless Steel

Forbes and Lomax Stainless Steel  - Stainless Steel button dimmerThe Stainless Steel Range from Forbes & Lomax has brushed stainless steel plates.

Forbes and Lomax Stainless Steel: 1. Stainless Steel Rotary dimmer 2. Stainless Steel Rocker switch 3. Stainless Steel dolly switch
1. Stainless Steel Rotary dimmer 2. Stainless Steel Rocker switch 3. Stainless Steel dolly switch

Nickel Silver Switches and Sockets

Nickel Silver Switches and Sockets - Nickel Silver 4 gang rotary dimmerThe Nickel Silver Range from Forbes and Lomax has a highly polished nickel plate, creating a mirror finish

1. Nickel Silver button dimmer 2. Nickel Silver rotary dimmer 3. Nickel Silver dolly switch
1. Nickel Silver button dimmer 2. Nickel Silver rotary dimmer 3. Nickel Silver dolly switch

Antique Brass Electrical Wiring Devices

Antique Brass Electrical Wiring Devices - 3 gang Antique Bronze dolly switchThe Antique Bronze Range from Forbes and Lomax has a rich warm 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.

1. Antique Bronze rocker switch 2. Antique Bronze dolly switch and button dimmer 3. Antique Bronze rotary dimmer
1. Antique Bronze rocker switch 2. Antique Bronze dolly switch and button dimmer 3. Antique Bronze rotary dimmer

Mix and Match – Forbes and Lomax plates

1. Unlacquered Brass rotary dimmer 2. Invisible Lightswitch® with Antique Bronze dolly 3. Invisible double 13amp socket with white inserts 4. Stainless Steel 45amp cooker switch 5. Circular Invisible Lightswitch® with brass dolly 6. Invisible Lightswitch® with black rocker 7. Unlacquered Brass combination plate 8. Invisible Lightswitch® with Stainless Steel dolly 9. Nickel Silver switched fused connection
1. Unlacquered Brass rotary dimmer 2. Invisible Lightswitch® with Antique Bronze dolly 3. Invisible double 13amp socket with white inserts 4. Stainless Steel 45amp cooker switch 5. Circular Invisible Lightswitch® with brass dolly 6. Invisible Lightswitch® with black rocker 7. Unlacquered Brass combination plate 8. Invisible Lightswitch® with Stainless Steel dolly 9. Nickel Silver switched fused connection
1. Stainless Steel double 13amp socket with black insert and Stainless Steel rocker switches 2. Antique Bronze 2amp socket 3. Painted double 2amp socket with white insert 4. Nickel Silver shaver socket with white insert 5. Unlacquered Brass 5amp socket with white insert 6. Stainless Steel double 13amp socket with white inserts and Stainless Steel rocker switches
1. Stainless Steel double 13amp socket with black insert and Stainless Steel rocker switches 2. Antique Bronze 2amp socket 3. Painted double 2amp socket with white insert 4. Nickel Silver shaver socket with white insert 5. Unlacquered Brass 5amp socket with white insert 6. Stainless Steel double 13amp socket with white inserts and Stainless Steel rocker switches

The Combination Range from Forbes & Lomax

The Combination Range from Forbes & LomaxThe Combination Range allows you to create multi gang plates, mixing telecom and data modules alongside audio and visual outlets. This allows flexibility when planning and designing a room layout. There are infinite combinations available, depending on what you need and what impression you want to create.

The Combination Range from Forbes & Lomax - different combinations of modules and plates, as needed

Forbes and Lomax Painted Plate

Double 13amp Painted Socket with white insert and white rocker switches
Double 13amp Painted Socket with white insert and white rocker switches

The Painted Socket range from Forbes and Lomax has been created to complement the Invisible Lightswitch®. Painted Sockets are supplied with etch-primed face plates ready to be painted in the same colour as the wall, making them as unobtrusive as possible.

Double 13amp Painted Socket beneath The Invisible Lightswitch® with Brass dolly
Double 13amp Painted Socket beneath The Invisible Lightswitch® with Brass dolly

You can purchase these stylish switches and sockets via our website, where we have a dedicated section for them.

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