Smart light switches
Control the lighting in your home with a smart switch
Clumsily reaching for an app on your phone can be, depending on the tightness of your jeans, a pretty stupid way to tweak your lights. So go old-school with your newschool bulbs and use a smart switch. Philips does a pair for Hue (the £18 Wireless Dimmer and the £50 Smart Tap Switch, philips.co.uk), or you can go broader and use a Flic (from
£30, flic.io) or Logitech Pop (around £80, logitech.com) to control lights from various manufacturers and other devices too. Alternatively, go the other way: if you don’t have smart bulbs, wiring in the Lightwave RF Switch (from £60, plus the controller, lightwavef.com) adds Wi-Fi smarts to any old dumb lights.