Screwfix—the UK’s largest multi-channel supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware—has launched a range of antimicrobial copper light switches and sockets by award-winning British manufacturer Varilight, making this innovative technology available over the counter, or delivered within 24 hours, for the first time.
The switches are made from solid copper, combining its aesthetic appeal—currently a hot trend in the design community—with inherent hygienic qualities.
Copper rapidly destroys germs that can be picked up, unseen, from frequently-touched surfaces in our environment, potentially causing an illness. These include hospital superbugs, such as MRSA, and viruses including influenza and the winter vomiting bug, norovirus. Fewer germs on surfaces such as light switches mean less risk of infections spreading between people touching them.