Touch Switch Lamp Sensor, Dimmer + LED
Flip switches and dimmer sliders can get dirty, slow or break entirely but these designs keep all the moving parts inside, showing only a sleek metal exterior and futuristic LED highlights to illuminate them when the room remains to be dark.
However it gets better: just like our ever-more-interactive mobile phones, everything in these switches from Basalte relies on the length and sort of touch applied to the surface, making them as versatile as a more complex-looking switch design.
A light touch simply turns a lamp or lighting fixture on or off. An extended touch, however, can brighten or dim a given light; touching multiple quads within the more complex variants helps you to adjust lighting in multiple areas at one time.
For typical home lighting the conventional options are adequate but not quite as functional, clean or durable. Motion sensors are nice but lack reliable control. Flip switches work well but (like a restroom faucet handle) may be touched by many other people within the course of the day. Dimmer switches provide more control, but are essentially the most fragile of the bunch. Really, why have touch-sensors not taken over yet?