Sexy light switches combine customizable design, powerful tech and simple operation

These Revio programmable light switches by FirstHand Design go beyond high tech. There's a simple rubberized knob up front to turn on and dim the lights, but there's a lot more tech underneath. The capacitive touch panel controls four zones with four scenes each, with each fixture or device connected via the Cooper Controls iLumin system that lets you control lights, curtains and anything else you hook up to it.

Those backlit switches are customizable, too, letting you insert whatever background you wish for the switch panel — including photos, different typefaces, and your own labels for each lighting scene. There's also an infrared remote that lets you control all four scenes from afar. It's an elegant blend of easy-to-use high-touch controls with high-tech power underneath.

Cooper Controls, via Yanko Design and FirstHand Design