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BG 6A 2-Way Ceiling Switch

BG 6A 2-Way Ceiling Switch
Average Customer Rating:
3.412 out of 5
3.4
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5
(17 Reviews) 17
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 17 reviews
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11 of 17(65%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Questions & Answers:
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Customer Reviews for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
Review 1 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Does the job
4 May 2016
By
, Sevenoaks
" It's a switch. It works. What more is there to say "
Review 2 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good value
11 Apr 2015
By
, Tunbridge Wells
" This is a good value switch seems to be good quality too but time will tell. "
Review 3 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Ceiling fit
13 Mar 2015
By
, Stoke-on-Trent
" I'm Very pleased with this product as my old ones the previous owner had painted. Clean simple and cheap too "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great value switch
17 Dec 2014
By
, Dunfermline
" Great value switch with a good, positive action. Easy to wire up. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Lasted longer than MK.
24 Nov 2014
By
, Dorset
" After 2 MK pull switches went bad I installed this beauty. No problem so far in turning lights off and on. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Reliable 2 Way Pull Switch
20 Nov 2014
By
, Colchester
" Found this make to be very good quality. Normally would use MK but their switch is only 1 way. "
Review 7 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Did what it said on the pack.
5 Jun 2014
By
, Derby
" Shockingly good product, easy to follow instructions. "
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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that gets them lights ON!
4 Jun 2014
By
, Bermondsey
" Been lumbered with a few of the cheap switches care of my mothering law knows best shopping trips. Told her what was needed and to get it and I'd sort it out. sure enough she get the cheap bogus break after 30 minutes and back to square 1. this time I said I'd sort it, source the item asked around and sure enough found myself with this. It sure was quicker and easier to replace and wire appears more robust and 30 minutes and 3 days later still working. So for me so so good. "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Bathroom Pull Cord
25 Nov 2015
By
, Basildon
" Easy to fit and seems to be reasonable quality for excellent price. Doing the job I expected. "
Review 10 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Pull Cord Switch
23 Sep 2015
By
, Birmingham
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" Easy to fit, good white, not off-white like some.
Note that the picture is incorrect, there are no covers for the retaining screw holes.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good switch
22 Aug 2015
By
, Plymouth
" Easy to wire, feels solid and a good solid click.
Only been up for a few days so can't comment on its reliability.
"
Review 12 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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BG 2 way Pull switch
21 Jan 2016
By
, Cannock
" Had 5 of these switches, one by one they have all packed up.
Won't be using them again.
"
Review 13 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Poor Reliability
6 Jan 2016
By
, London East
" On my third switch now, failing by the 4th day!!!
Not enough time to re-wire and un-wire and keep on visiting Screwfix again and again to get a replacement so will move to another supplier. "
Review 14 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Unreliable switching
23 Dec 2015
By
, Bicester
" This is the second of two BG pull switches that have shown the same behaviour - the switch does not reliably work and sometimes rests between positions requiring an additional half-pull to make it complete the switch. This is particularly annoying in a 2-way switch arrangement.
Based on my first experience with these I wouldn't have bought it, except for the fact that Screwfix don't stock a 2-way version of the MK pull switch. "
Review 15 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Not impressed
11 Nov 2015
By
, Bath
" Having used other products from BG with no problem, I ignored the earlier poor reviews and bought one of these. Unfortunately after a few weeks of light use (bathroom isn't even finished yet) the switch has become temperamental. This 2-way switch uses a rotary mechanism so that each time you pull the cord an arm rotates to make contact with one of two live contact points. It looks like this mechanism isn't very well engineered as it now sometimes sticks between the two contact points, meaning no light. Reaching up and giving the body a bit of a smack is enough to free it and get the arm to engage properly - poor. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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It breaks
8 Nov 2015
By
, northumberland
" Purchased 3 of these have to say very disappointed. The switch mechanism failed one after the other
poor
"
Review 17 for British General 6A 2-Way Pull Cord Switch White
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Poor
6 Jul 2015
By
, Leamington spa
" Bought 2 of these and both failed after a few weeks of light use. Would not recommend. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.