Usually, any changes to the lighting in your home have to be carried out by a qualified electrician, which can be a pricey and time-consuming affair, especially if you have to take time off work to wait for them to appear.
Not only that, but if you want to add light switches, you’ll need to have rewiring done and either live with unsightly cable covers, or have channels dug in the walls and then you’ll need a plasterer to sort your walls out as well. If, like me just the idea of it leaves you losing the will to live, you’ll be happy to hear about a new innovation from Retrotouch.
The Completely Wireless Switch – RTS 2020W allows you to add light switches into awkward places – the porch, conservatory or loft for instance, without the need to rewire.
Just fix the 2 Way Touch light switch to the wall and you’ve got an extra light switch. Sure, it’s not cheap at £84.99 but its probably cheaper and quicker than calling out an electrician.
The light switch can also be used to bring light switches within easy reach of the disabled.
The wireless switch is paired with a wired switch, so it works rather like a remote control (with a reach of 20m). These switches are easy to install by a DIYer and cost £41. Up to four wireless switches can be paired to one master remote switch.
The wireless switch is available in chrome trim or glass versions and can be matched with coordinating Retrotouch plug sockets.
The single remote control can be used to set the brightness of your lights (cutting down on energy bills) or to set up a security light system for when you are away (meaning you can switch it off as you leave the house, perhaps leaving a light on in the living room and bedroom to make it look as though someone is in the house)
The switches can be purchased from www.retrotouch.co.uk.