Last updated: 16/10/2022

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A Light Switch is a device that allows you to control the flow of electricity in your home. It has two positions, on and off. When it’s turned all the way up (on), power flows through wires from an electrical outlet into whatever light or appliance you have plugged in at the time. If it’s turned down completely (off), no current can pass through its contacts, so nothing gets any power until you turn it back up again.

Light Switch: Bestsellers and current offers in the UK

The best light switch in the UK: Our selection

Sleek and slim brushed steel light switch

This sleek and slim brushed steel single light switch from BG Electrical has softly rounded corners, a gently curved rocker and colour matching fixing screws – combining quality with modern elegance. Part of the Nexus Metal range, the light switch has a lightly lacquered surface to reduce fingerprint marks – always maintaining its sleek profile. Conveniently angled in-line colour coded captive screw terminals with backed out captive screws make it incredibly easy to install and connect the wires. A fixed integrated plastic gasket protects metal edges from moisture with no visible plastic to be seen around the switches – designed to seamlessly fit into the product.

Sleek screwless light switch

Looking for a sleek and modern light switch to complete your home renovation? Look no further than the screwless range from knightsbridge. This single light switch, rated at 10a, is part of that range and creates a clean look with its screwless design. It’s easy to install and can be used as a single switch or in conjunction with other switches as part of a lighting circuit. The front cover clips onto the main body when installed, making it quick and easy to get started on your project.

Easy to install light switch

Looking for an easy to install light switch? This single, two way retractive light switch is ideal for new construction and refurbishment projects. With a unique removable screwless cover and reliable clip in system, this light switch is perfect for painting and decorating projects. The 7mm raised edge plate with rounded profile and gently rounded metal rockers compliment the curved profile of the back box. Captive screw terminals allow for a quicker installation, while cable markings on products with a moulded template help check wire length. The light grey back moulding makes terminal identification easier, and requires minimum 16mm deep back boxes.

Sleek and luxurious light switch

Looking to add a touch of luxury to your home? Look no further than the Trendiswitch Copper 1 Gang 2 Way Light Switch. Made from high quality fireproof ABS plastic, this screwless plate has a sleek and modern appearance that will make decorating a breeze. Part of the Trendiswitch Collection, the switch faceplate maintains a smooth, gloss surface in copper that will not fade in direct sunlight like some similar products. The semi-flush design fits in with the wall and the rounded corners and style creates a minimalistic yet pleasing to the eye decor that can be switched up with any of our other colours.

Light Switch: Frequently asked questions

What types of Light Switch are there and what determines a good product?

There are three types of light switches. The most common is the single pole switch which has two terminals and can be used to control one fixture or outlet from a location in your home. A 3-way switch controls power to an additional set of lights, usually located at another point in your house such as upstairs or downstairs. This type also requires 2 wires for operation (a hot wire and neutral). Finally there is the 4 way switch that allows you to control power between four locations within your home using only 1 pair of wires.

A good Light Switch is one that meets your needs. It should be durable and easy to use while being aesthetically pleasing in appearance. If you are looking for a Light Switch with multiple features, then be sure to buy from trusted sellers like us who provide value for money products.

Who should use a Light Switch?

Anyone who has difficulty reaching overhead light switches.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Light Switch?

The simplest way to select a Light Switch is by looking at the price range. You can choose products from anywhere between INR 100/- to INR 1000/-. However as far as possible try to buy only after considering all the important features of that product like warranty, return policy, customer reviews and comparing them with similar products in market or online shopping sites.

Many new Light Switchs come with a warranty of either 1 year or 2 years. Make sure the warranty is extended to 3 Years for your peace of mind. Also look out for any additional features like energy efficiency certification, EMC and RoHS certifications etc that will add more value to your product purchase.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Light Switch?


The advantages of a light switch are that it is easier to use than the old-fashioned pull string. It can also be used as an on/off switch for other electrical devices, such as lamps or fans.


There are no disadvantages of a light switch. Some people might think that it is not as convenient to turn on and off the lights with a switch, but this can be easily overcome by placing switches in strategic locations around your home or office.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • BG Electrical
  • Knightsbridge
  • Invero

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Light Switch in our review costs around 1 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 15 pounds for one of the more expensive products.