Remote control light switches are a very simple way to add comfort and convenience to your home. You can easily add additional wireless light switches to rooms of your home without needing to rewire the circuit, chase out walls or lift floorboards.
Let’s say that you have a bedroom with a single lighting circuit switched from the door. Now imagine that you want another light switch beside your bed so that you don’t have to get up to turn the lights on or off.
Traditionally you’d need an electrician to wire additional cabling from the existing light switch to the new light switch. This would cause damage and destruction, as well as taking a day or two in labour costs. With a remote control light switch though you can simply swap the existing light switch for a master light switch then beside the bed you can place a completely wireless, battery powered light switch to your wall which will then control your light. Despite being battery powered it’ll look exactly the same as the normal light switch, no wires, no damage or destruction!
REMOTE CONTROL LIGHT SWITCH TYPES
There are usually two different requirements when we talk about remote control light switches. Firstly the straight forward handheld remote control that links to your light switch and turns it on and off without touching the wall panel. These are useful for various applications around your home and often include a keyfob remote control or handheld remote control.
Secondly is the additional wireless wall mounted light switch that controls your room lighting without rewiring it. This is great for adding additional wall mounted switches to bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens etc and in some cases can even replace bathroom pull cords for a wireless wall mounted switch that doesn’t break electrical wiring regulations. With some of our systems such as the Retrotouch range you’d often never even notice that the switch is wireless!
WIRELESS LIGHT SWITCHES
If you are looking to add an additional light switch to a circuit without rewiring then a wireless light switch will do the job. Wireless light switches will require a receiver of some kind, with our glass plate Retrotouch touch & remote switches you can simply replace a standard wall light switch
At TECH4 you’ll find a wide range of remote control light switches in various finishes from black to white, plastic and glass and with up to four gangs for controlling four different lighting circuits.
If you need help choosing a wireless light switch then please call one of our smart home advisers on 02392 006118 and we’ll be happy to help.