Akshay Dharap

Akshay Dharap

Product Design BSc

Scenic Lightswitch

A lightswitch that lets you tailor your environment to your needs

The goal of connected products is not to get people to spend their life inside their smartphones playing with their home...it’s to make living inside your home more enjoyable” - George Yianni, inventor of Philips Hue. Connected lighting has allowed people to personalize their environment to better suit their activities and moods. These abilities supersede what control a lightswitch has to offer, but are limited to your smartphone.

The proposed product will present an alternate physical touchpoint, allowing all members of the household to control their home lighting in a preset recall-based manner. Providing four main “profiles” for the grouping of lighting scenes, the users will be able to access the scenes they want based on their activity or mood profile of their choosing. In summary; a lightswitch that lets you tailor your environment to your needs.