VIOLET has announced the introduction of the new SmartSwitch Lite, 7mm thinner than the current version, with advanced connectivity and smart features.
SmartSwitch Lite is a touchscreen control panel that replaces a traditional square light switch providing convenient control over smart lighting and audio systems. Features include a one device, two power supply approach as the device supports both 100-240 V AC and 12-30V DC which means it can either replace a traditional light switch or an existing ‘smart keypad’ powered by extra low voltage wire. This new version also offers a slimmer form factor, requiring a shallower electrical back box, meaning that installation is easier and customers with smaller back boxes can now benefit from what the SmartSwitch Lite has to offer. The unit also offers advanced connectivity with third-party lighting and audio devices to can over Wi-Fi, SmartSwitch Lite connects with Philips Hue and Sonos out of the box. For advanced users and installers almost any other system that uses HTTP requests can also partner the product providing access to services like Home Assistant and IFTTT with more out-the-box integrations on the way.
The product also offers ease of operation, a simple double tap of the screen to play/pause audio or hold it to turn the lights on and off, all without waking it. If more control is required, a single tap wakes the screen and displays the sleek interface allowing simple scene recall and audio adjustment.
So far, VIOLET has had a string of positive reviews on Trustpilot with a rating of 4.6/5.0 and one customer saying, “Really impressed by the Violet smart switch. Works flawlessly with my extensive Philips Hue lighting set up and the recent software update makes this smart switch versatile. Definitely recommended and will purchase again for a few more rooms in the future.”