Outdoor Switches & Sockets

Power up your outdoor areas with durable, smart outdoor switches and sockets from top UK brands.

Read more about outdoor switches & sockets below...

Outdoor Switches & Sockets

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  1. Lightwave Outdoor Smart 2 Gang Socket
    Outdoor Smart Socket IP66 Rated Lightwave
    £114.96 Incl. VAT
    3 In Stock | More Available In Usually 3-5 days
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  2. Click Metal Clad Accessories CL013
    Click AquIP 2 Gang Weatherproof IP66 Socket
    £17.00 Incl. VAT
    Over 100 in stock
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  3. OA502AG
    Click AquIP 2 Gang Weatherproof IP66 Empty Socket Enclosure
    £18.40 Incl. VAT
    Over 100 in stock
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    Integral Connector Box IP67
    IP67 Cable Connector Block Integral LED
    Special Price £4.94 Incl. VAT
    100 Variants In Stock
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  5. OA501AG
    Click AquIP 1 Gang Weatherproof IP66 Empty Socket Enclosure
    £12.22 Incl. VAT
    Over 100 in stock
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  6. OA402AG
    Click AquIP 2 Gang Weatherproof IP66 Empty Switch Enclosure
    £6.36 Incl. VAT
    Over 100 in stock
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  7. Click AquIP 1 Gang Weatherproof IP66 Empty Switch Enclosure
    Click AquIP 1 Gang Weatherproof IP66 Empty Switch Enclosure
    £6.58 Incl. VAT
    Over 100 in stock
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  8. Click Metal Clad Accessories CL012
    Click AquIP 1 Gang Weatherproof IP66 Socket
    £10.72 Incl. VAT
    Over 100 in stock
    Per Each
  9. Click IP66 Accessories OA035AG
    Click AquIP 2 Gang 2-Way Weatherproof IP66 Switch
    £8.83 Incl. VAT
    Over 100 in stock
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  10. Click Metal Clad Accessories CL011
    Click AquIP 1 Gang 2-Way Weatherproof IP66 Switch
    £7.32 Incl. VAT
    Over 100 in stock
    Per Each
  11. G-Prokit Smart Box 4 Channel Wi-Fi Remote Control Wireless Switching IP65
    Wireless Control Smart Box Wi-Fi IP65
    £115.97 Incl. VAT
    0 In Stock | More Available In Usually 3-5 days
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Weather Resistant Switches & Sockets at Downlights.co.uk

Outdoor switches and sockets are essential components for enhancing the functionality and safety of external electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. With advancements in technology, particularly in the area of smart devices, these outdoor electrical fittings have evolved to offer not only greater durability and resistance to harsh weather conditions but also increased convenience and control.

Lets look closer at the features and benefits of outdoor switches and sockets, focusing on their IP ratings and the smart technology integrated version from Lightwave.

IP65 and IP66 Ratings Explained

The durability and reliability of outdoor switches and sockets are predominantly determined by their IP (Ingress Protection) ratings. IP65 and IP66 ratings are among the most common for outdoor electrical devices, indicating a high level of protection against environmental factors. Devices rated IP65 are dust-tight and protected against jets of water from any direction, making them suitable for general outdoor use, including gardens and patios.

IP66 devices offer a higher level of protection, being dust-tight and protected against heavy seas or powerful jets of water, which makes them ideal for more exposed or high-risk areas such as industrial sites or locations with severe weather conditions.

Smart Outdoor Switches and Sockets

Advancements in smart home technology have extended to outdoor power sockets, significantly enhancing the convenience and functionality they offer. Smart systems like Lightwave allow users to control their outdoor electrical devices remotely via a smartphone app. This capability is particularly useful for managing garden lighting, water features, and other outdoor appliances, providing both ease of use and energy efficiency. Users can schedule operations, monitor energy usage, and even receive notifications about the status of their devices, all from their mobile devices.

The integration of smart technology into outdoor electrical sockets also enhances security. For instance, homeowners can set lights to turn on automatically at dusk or when motion is detected, or remotely control the power supply to outdoor equipment, reducing the risk of accidents or deterring potential intruders.

While smart outdoor sockets aren't completely new, Lightwave now have a dedicated version that comes with the smart socket and IP66 rated enclosure in one neat unit.

Installation and Usage Considerations

When installing outdoor switches and sockets, it is crucial to adhere to local electrical codes and standards to ensure safety and functionality. Professional installation is recommended, especially for units with higher IP ratings and smart capabilities, to ensure that all connections are secure and weatherproof. Proper placement is also essential to maximise protection from direct exposure to water and sunlight, which can extend the life of the devices.

Furthermore, when selecting outdoor switches and sockets, it's important to consider the compatibility with existing home automation systems and the types of devices that will be connected. For example, the power requirements of garden equipment or outdoor lighting should match the specifications of the sockets to prevent overload and ensure efficient operation.

Conclusion

Modern outdoor switches and sockets combine robust protection against the elements with advanced technology features, offering both safety and convenience. With IP65 and IP66 ratings, these devices are equipped to handle almost any outdoor condition, while integration with systems like Lightwave provides a user-friendly, energy-efficient solution that enhances the functionality of any outdoor space. Whether for residential use or commercial applications, investing in high-quality, smart outdoor electrical fittings is a wise choice that pays off in both security and utility.