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        Light Switch Covers | Wall Light Switch Cover Plate

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        Light Switch Covers - Your Complete Guide

        Light switch covers can enhance your property's style. They are an often overlooked detail that can greatly impact a room's overall aesthetic. They protect the switch from wear and tear and create a finishing touch to a room's decor. When considering changing your cover plates or if you're building or renovating a space, there are a few important factors to keep in mind.

        What is a Light Switch Cover?

        Light switches typically comprise of a Grid plate, a mechanism and a decorative light switch cover or skin, as Clipsal likes to call them. 

        • The most common light switch covers installed in Australia are white, matt white, and then Balck or Matt Black. 
        • They are made of PVC plastic but are available in stainless steel, Acrylic and wood.
        • The covers simply clip on and can be removed easily for cleaning.

        Types of Light Switch Covers

        There are many types of light switch covers. They come in many materials, including plastic, metal, and wood. Plastic covers are the most affordable option and are available in a wide range of colours and styles, making them a popular choice among homeowners. Metal covers, such as brushed aluminium, provide a sleek and modern look, while wooden covers can add a touch of warmth and natural beauty to a room.

        Here are some examples

        1. Wood: The Clipsal Essence range of light switch covers (Arctic White and Ash Grey) - these can be installed on the Iconic range of switches
        2. Metallic: The Clipsal Styl range of light switch covers (Silver, Silver Shadow, Crowne) - these can be installed on the Iconic range of switches
        3. PVC Plastic: an example is the Black Iconic XB single gang

        Customize Your Switch Covers to Perfection

        Light switch covers are available in many styles, from traditional to modern and everything in between. When selecting a cover, it is important to consider the room's overall style. A white light switch cover may be a good choice for a traditional space, while a brushed aluminium cover can add a modern touch to a contemporary room. For homes with young children or pets, it may be wise to choose covers with smooth edges to prevent injury.

        Find the perfect match for your switch brand.

        When looking for switch cover plates, you must ensure that they match the specific type of wall switch, powerpoints, data or ethernet wall sockets, telephone wall plate, or coaxial wall socket you have installed in your home. While some cover plate options may only offer a simple change in colour or material, newer ranges like Clipsal Iconic offer versatility by allowing you to use the same base plate and choose from up to 7 different cover plate styles.

        For the Clipsal Iconic Range - we offer

        Clipsal Styl
        Clipsal Essence
        Clipsal Classic
        Clipsal 2000

        For the Legrand HPM Excel Range, we offer

        HPM Excel

        Safety and Accessibility: Importance of Light Switch Covers (Cover Plates)

        Installation and Maintenance: Changing out your light switch covers is a quick and easy way to update the look of a room. Installing a new light switch cover is a simple DIY task that can be accomplished in just a few minutes. However, it is important to ensure that the cover is properly secured to the wall and that all the screws are tightened to prevent potential hazards. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your light switch covers can also prolong their lifespan and keep them looking new.

        Revitalize Your Room with Light Switch Covers

        Damaged, yellowed, faded, or discoloured light switch covers on the wall can detract from the appearance of a room. Replacing them with new covers is a simple DIY job that can greatly improve the wall and room's overall aesthetic.

        Don't Let Discolouration Ruin Your Room's Look

        Discolouration of light switch covers is a common problem that can be caused by factors such as exposure to sunlight, heat, and humidity. By replacing the light switch plates, you can restore the original look of your room.

        Easily Improve Your Room's Wall and Appearance with Switch Covers

        Replacing light switch covers is an inexpensive and easy way to improve the appearance of your room. With a wide range of options, you can find wall plate covers matching your style and space.

        DIY Project: Replace Your Old Switch Covers

        Replacing light switch covers is a simple DIY project that can be done in minutes. It's an affordable way to update the look of your room and make it more visually appealing.

        How to remove and replace your switch cover plate?

        To remove a light switch cover, follow these simple steps:

        1. Pinch or grab the sides of the cover with your fingers.
        2. Gently pull the cover away from the wall, using a steady, even motion.
        3. If the cover is not easily removed by pulling on the sides, you may need to try pinching or grabbing the top or bottom of the cover instead or use a flat-bladed screwdriver.

        TOP TIP: Be careful not to damage the wall while removing the cover plate. Suppose the light switch cover is difficult to remove. In that case, you may need to run a Stanley knife or sharp blade around the perimeter of the wall plate to cut away possible paint residue, then use your fingers or a flat-blade screwdriver to gently pry it away from the wall.
        Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to replace your light switch cover.

        Light switch covers can be a small but important detail that can impact the overall aesthetic of any wall and the entire room.

        Not looking for switch covers? Check out our powerpoint covers.

        Find the perfect style and finish to complement your space.

        Author: Andrew Aranovitch
        Electrician for over 20 Years and has installed thousands of switches.

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