Timer, silent, There are as many types of timers as there are functions. Indoor or outdoor, recessed or surface-mounted, used for lighting or integrated into your electrical panel. Electrical Services in Dubai tell you all about the different types of switches. All you have to do is choose the one that best suits your needs!
And there was light
No light without a switch! Electrical Services in Dubai your interior lighting, there are many types of switches. Not to mention the multiple design possibilities available to you (material, color, etc.), their functionalities vary. You can find silent ones, others equipped with a timer, an indicator light, or a push-button. Some of these characteristics can even be combined.
Outdoor-rated switches are a bit more limiting in terms of choice. In your garden, on your balcony, on your veranda, or your terrace, the switch must indeed withstand the vagaries of the weather (wind, rain, etc.). Quality is therefore essential!
Recessed or surface mounted?
A matter of taste, but also and above all of the thickness of the partition, the switch can be installed surface-mounted or recessed. What are the differences between the two?
the recessed switch: this type of switch is discreet and elegant thanks to its flat surface, which protrudes slightly from the surface of the wall. Its installation requires having a sufficiently deep partition: the reception box is located inside the wall.
the surface-mounted switch: is used when the depth in the wall does not leave enough space to be recessed. The control button and the switch casing form a small box that protrudes from the surface of the wall.
The differential switch
The differential switch is a small piece of electrical equipment located in the electrical panel of your home according to Emergency Electrician Dubai, between the general circuit breaker and the divisional circuit breakers. Its role of protect the occupants of a dwelling against the risks of electrification. Be careful though: it is not able to identify a possible short-circuit or electrical overload.
The switch disconnector
Small electrical equipment in your electrical panel, its function is to cut off the power supply to your home in an emergency. Installed at the head of your electrical installation, it thus acts as a circuit breaker.
A remote switch replaces a two-way switch when your installation requires simultaneous lighting of several different control points. Its use may prove to be more advantageous than that of a two-way switch in certain cases.
The time switch
A time switch is a device integrated into the electrical panel of your home. Its role is to program time slots during which the power supply to your equipment will be interrupted. The goal? Make energy savings, especially if you have taken out an off-peak contract with your supplier.
The built-in USB wall socket is also trendy!
The USB socket allows you to charge your tablets and smartphones whenever you want, which is becoming more and more essential in our daily lives. Unfortunately, we do not always have our chargers and it is obvious that these are not very aesthetic. To remedy this, there are built-in sockets with USB ports. The small transformer is integrated into the socket and completely invisible. Another practical and decorative tip at the same time! Should an electrician be called in to decorate these outlets and switches?
Now, let’s talk about security because it is essential. For novices in electricity, it is advisable to call an electrician for an installation or a replacement of the socket, even if it is only a question of changing the decorative plastic. As soon as you open the socket or switch, you have access to live parts, and electrification or electrocution are never far away.
If you are a handyman, remember to cut off the power sources with the circuit breaker in the part where you plan to work. You can then proceed to replace your sockets or switches in complete safety and be on top of decoration trends.