Quick Climate Adjustment
The climate screen allows you to quickly boost or cut the heating, see the current temperature or manually adjust the set point.
Compatible plugin required.
When the screen is in standby, a short hold toggles the lights or a double tap gets your music playing. VIOLET’s standby gestures mean you can get up and running as quickly as possible. Just setup which room you want to toggle with the hold gesture. The double tap gesture will play/pause the last selected audio zone.
Example System Topology with Hue & Sonos
VIOLET communicates via your internal Wi-Fi network to other devices. Sonos players could be wired or wireless. One or more Hue Bridges are hardwired to the network. Any devices that can be paired with the Philips Hue Bridge can be controlled from VIOLET. This is not restricted to just Hue branded bulbs. The topology below shows an example Hue & Sonos system, however the principle is the same for other supported integrations.
Replaces Existing Switch
VIOLET replaces a single UK or EU light switch. From each switch, you could control the room it's in, another room, or the whole house, depending on how you have set it up.
Just Needs Power & WiFi
VIOLET just needs a live and neutral to power it (see below on how to get a neutral), or 12-30V DC. Then it communicates with other devices via Wi-Fi
VIOLET works out of the box with Philips Hue Bridge for lighting and Sonos for audio, or simply add a plugin that supports a different integration.
Needing a neutral wire isn’t as bad as it sounds. It doesn’t require rewiring and usually just a small wiring tweak is all you need.
VIOLET just needs power and this doesn’t need to be on or near the same power of the lights, it could be completely separate.
There are a few options depending on your scenario:
A. You already have a neutral
You might already have a neutral at the switch. This is most common in mainland Europe and means you can swap over your existing switch for VIOLET with minimal effort.
B. Use a local power socket
You don't have a neutral at the switch but your desired SmartSwitch Lite location might back onto a cupboard with a power socket or even have a socket below it on a plasterboard wall. The easiest option might be to run a short cable to the socket within the wall and plug it into the socket.
C. Neutral wiring tweak
Even if you don't have a neutral or a nearby socket, it doesn't necessarily mean re-wiring. Simply by locating which light your switch wires to first and swapping a couple of wires at that location, you can get a neutral to your switch.
Versatile Back Box Compatibility
VIOLET works with both UK square (71mm) and EU round (68mm) back boxes.
Easy On-Screen Setup
We’ve made the configuration of SmartSwitch Lite as easy as possible. No additional app, no web browser, all on-screen. This demo shows how software version 1.4.1 is configured.