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Sustainable Yet Stylish

1 CommentThursday, 23 December 2021

Sustainable yet stylish. The energy efficient lighting solution that ticks all the right boxes.

Saving the planet is a collective effort. For individuals, sustainability means selecting the right products, and making changes to the way we live our lives. For companies, it means helping consumers make those adjustments as seamlessly as possible.

While gigantic leaps are being made in the right direction, manufacturers down the years have been guilty of making such choices difficult for potential buyers. Not just in costs, but in aesthetics as well.

You only need to look at the early experiments in electric car technology to realise the perplexing tendency of companies to make their products as aberrant and conspicuous as possible. Geek chic, while it may prove somewhat successful as a clothing choice, is a difficult look to pull off when it comes to other consumer choices.



When it comes to domestic fixtures and fittings, the introduction of smart technology has precipitated a wave of redesigned products hitting the shelves. While many of them deliver on their promise of energy efficiency, not all of them look the part.

At Retrotouch, we believe in delivering a new range of sustainable products that homeowners can be proud of displaying on their walls. With the introduction of Retrotouch’s Enocean Smart Switch, we’ve created a smart lighting solution that addresses the issue of energy efficiency, while retaining a traditional yet modern appearance.

The modules in these smart switches use EnOcean's technology which utilizes the kinetic energy from motion as the energy source for a radio signal. Due to the nature of their operation, they are completely wireless, 100% battery-free and maintenance-free. The kinetic technology works by radio diagnostics and enables battery-free applications for EnOcean, Bluetooth and Zigbee. By creating a battery free solution, we’ve found a way to turn a wasteful household component into something that can help secure a more sustainable future.



EnOcean works with groups such as the EnOcean Alliance, Bluetooth SIG and Zigbee Alliance, creating a standardisation with our switches communications with their systems. The energy harvesting and low-energy signals make their technology exciting and innovative within the industry.

Complementing the sophisticated polish of our other switches and sockets, these innovative new models won’t look out of place among your collection, and will shine with a delightfully modern lustre throughout any home. And if you need any more convincing that our new switches look the part, you can even check out these versions in Augmented Reality through our website.

By introducing smart technology to the humble lightswitch, we’ve made it easier to take a proactive approach to ensuring you’re doing your bit for the future of the planet.

To see this product in action, and to read more about the many features and advantages of owning one, please see our product page here: https://www.retrotouch.co.uk/enocean-smart-switches/retrotouch-enocean-smart-switch-white-with-chrome-trim.html


CM Electrical
Monday, 9 May 2022  |  10:48

we look at how to match switches and sockets to different design styles really awesome..



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