Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions to learn more about Violet’s SmartSwitch Lite and the benefits it offers. Get in touch for more information.

Smart light switches replace a traditional switch to provide control over lighting and sound in the home

There are many benefits of installing a smart light switch in your home, including:

  • Easily control the lights and sound with a simple tap on the screen.

  • Control the colour temperature of the lights to fit your mood or preference.

  • A more efficient and convenient home, whether you place the switch in the living room or at the entrance to your home.

  • Save energy with the dimming functions.

  • Quickly change lighting scenes at will, such as ‘Read’ and ‘Nightlight’.

For more information on what you get when you purchase a SmartSwitch Lite for your home, speak to us.

Currently, VIOLET’s smart switch can only control your lights via a Hue Bridge, but any types of Zigbee light that work with the Philips Hue Bridge, be they smart bulbs or otherwise, can be controlled.

The SmartSwitch Lite boots up automatically without any actions required when power is applied and will then load into the Scenes screen. SmartSwitch is designed to be always on but with the screen in standby so it is always ready to respond to your input without disturbing you until you’re ready.

Because of the way some types of UK back box are made, it can be difficult to insert the SmartSwitch Lite into the box – however, this doesn’t mean you can’t install VIOLET’s product. Trimming any unnecessary protrusions will help you to install the switch without compromising its quality.

If you’re looking for a smart home automation system, then you’ll be glad to know that the SmartSwitch Lite will provide you with complete control over your lighting and audio systems.

It offers a range of features, including light scenes, which let you quickly choose a predetermined light setting simply by waking and tapping the screen.

You can also easily dim your lights, which is an eco-friendlier option for your home.

In order to use VIOLET’s smart switch, you need Wi-Fi to control your lights and sound, so whilst you don’t need an internet connection itself, you still need Wi-Fi.

Yes. VIOLET’s product is, first and foremost, a light switch, so you can easily toggle the lights on and off at will. The QuickTap feature means you can toggle the lights without having to wake up the smart home control panel. As long as your lights can be controlled from a Philips Hue Bridge, then this feature will work for you.

Because VIOLET understand that convenience is crucial for everyone, we ensure that Violet’s smart light switch is easy to use and customise. This allows everyone, even those who have never had a smart switch before, to easily start using it – and make the most of all the features on offer!

Yes, VIOLET have an official reseller program for professional installers. If you’re interested, please let us know by emailing us at

If you’d like to learn more about VIOLET’s product, how to install it or its many features, fill out VIOLET’s online form to send us a message or leave your email with us to receive VIOLET’s monthly newsletter to stay up to date with VIOLET’s news, including future integrations.

Currently VIOLET integrates with Philips Hue and Sonos natively out of the box, plus our premium plugins allow you to add more integrations as required. See Works With. It is also possible to integrate with Home Assistant using Emulated Hue as you can read about in this blog post.

No. UK and EU versions are now unified so the same product fits both UK square (71x71mm) and EU round (68mm) back boxes.

VIOLET just needs power to power itself, it doesn’t need to come from the same circuit as any other devices it is controlling. It does need a neutral wire though which you can get with a small tweak as we explain in this blog on neutral wires. There is also the option to power via 12-30V DC on the same device. This means you could replace a legacy lighting keypad or just power locally from a wall charger.

Violet SmartSwitch Lite render exploded side with scenes screen and both euro and UK back box

SmartSwitch Lite

SmartSwitch Lite directly replaces an existing light switch and provides a convenient location in each room to control your smart home.

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