Wallblade, Single Gang Recessed Wall Plate
Make your home theater installation clean and professional looking with the WallBlade Lite single gang recessed wall plate. Home theaters all have one thing in common: cables. Those cables can easily become very messy, very quickly, especially if you have a wall-mounted TV. So, how do you keep all of your equipment connected without having cables dangling all over the place? The WallBlade allows you to easily hide all those unsightly cables behind the wall and gives you a clean, professional look when you’re done.
Note: When you run cable behind the wall it is very important to get properly rated cable, otherwise you risk causing an electrical fire and/or added danger in the event of a fire. Check out this article to quickly find what cable you need for your installation. Also, the National Electric Code (NEC) doesn’t allow the installation of the TV power cord or an extension cord in a wall. If you need to run power as well as A/V cables, check out the WallBlade Lite’s big brother: the WallBlade.
Installing the WallBlade Lite
Installing the WallBlade Lite is easy, and will only take you a couple of minutes. Each unit has two parts, a mounting bracket and a plastic wall plate. The mounting bracket easily and securely attaches to the wall with two metal tabs. The plastic wall plate attaches to the mounting bracket with two screws. It also, comes with precise, easy to follow instructions that walk you through each step of the process.
The WallBlade Lite can easily fit small or large bunches of cables, making it perfect virtually any home theater installation. However, if you need to run lots of cable, you can check out our WallBlade Lite dual gang recessed wall plate to get twice the cable hiding capacity.
Mfg. Part Number
- Cable Slots: 1
- Color/Finish: White
- Dimensions: (WxH): 2.75"x4.5"
- Installation Guide
- Metal Mounting Bracket
- Plastic Wall Plate
- (2) Screws
Pros: Great idea to make a simple wall opening with a dressed out finish. Speedy delivery.Cons: The idea is good, but the installation doesn't work so well. The package needs to include a better way to attach the metal trim ring to the drywall. By the time you finish cutting the hole, the drywall that you screw into too near the opening and crumbles out. I made it work by bending the ears down, and screwing through their perforations. Other than that, the plat would not have stayed in the wall.Other: The trim ring needs some kind of tabs or backin to make the mounting stable.