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Our Backplates explained


Flush fitting or Raised Backplate?
Flush Fitting Wall Light
Wall Light with Raised Backplate
Georgian Ceiling Rose (flush)
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What is a flush fitting backplate?


When you browse through our wall light range, you may notice that we offer two styles of back plates; flush fitting and raised.

In order to retain the classic look of a traditional wall light, many of our designs have a flush fitting back plate enabling them to sit neatly up against the wall. However, in order to achieve this, the plastic connector box will need to be housed within a cavity in the wall as there is physically no room within the light fitting itself.

This means that if you do not already have such a cavity, need to consult a qualified electrician about fitting a mounting box into your wall. This is generally not a problem if you have plasterboard walls but may be more difficult if they are solid brick or lath and plaster.

We supply a range of mounting boxes in different sizes for our switches and sockets but suggest that for wall lights you consider our Architrave Box (3031) and Reducer Lid (3034) as these offer the smallest and neatest solution for non-cavity installation.

Alternatively, you can opt for a light with a raised back plate.
Double Smuggler's wall light
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Grantham wall light

What is a raised backplate?


Our raised back plates are a much deeper and more practical option if you are not too keen on going into your wall.  They have the capacity to house the connector box and wires within the light fitting itself so eliminates the need to create a cavity within the wall. 

For many people it is question of personal preference, but for some it may be that your home can only  accommodate one option.

If you need any further help or advice then please do give our friendly sales team a call on 01473 826978. Alternatively, your electrician will be able to advise which option is best for you.

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