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To wire or not to wire - 3 key benefits of Retrotouch's smart switches

Thursday, 12 August 2021

One of the most significant breakthroughs in home technology has been the emergence of wireless connectivity. Allowing users to operate, and power up, their devices from the comfort of their armchair, the accessibility of wire-free systems signals a new wave of ease and convenience for home-owners. 


At Retrotouch, we’re proud manufacturers of the latest wireless lightswitch technology, transforming the tired switches of yesteryear into something modern homes just can’t do without. But just as many people struggle to adapt to the latest trends, it can take a little while for the real advantages of such technology to win over customers used to more traditional methods of powering up. In this blog, we attempt to explain some of the main reasons people are turning to wireless switches as an innovative, power-saving energy solution. 

  1. They’re sustainable 


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.


  1. You can place them anywhere


If your existing installations are inconveniently placed, or out of reach, our switches ensure that you can quickly and easily relocate them without the need for expensive rewiring. So if you’re placing your switch in your conservatory, porch, loft, or anywhere else that might need power, consider our smart switches as the perfect ‘any place’ solution for getting electricity where you need it. In addition, the inclusion of a remote control will allow users to make adjustments from any location, which is a great way to create a disability-friendly domestic environment. 


  1. They look great


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. Featuring a premium glass surround with chrome trim, alongside an array of colour choices to suit your decor, there’s no doubt our smart switches possess that wow factor every modern homeowner strives to achieve. 

Currently, the Retrotouch EnOcean Smart Switches are available in:


-        White glass

-        White glass with Chrome Trim

-        Black Glass

-        Black Glass with Chrome Trim


Find out more about our smart switches using the link below:




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