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Lighting up a room with the wave of your hand

Tech Yeah! Handsfree light switches

A new fixture to control lighting and electronics could be in smart homes this fall if Kickstarter users are impressed enough.

Using a proximity sensor, tech startup iOn Switching has developed iOn, a gadget that can replace a wall-mounted lightswitch and be used with a wave of the hand to turn on and off and dim lights. It can also control fans, electric fireplaces and other devices that plug into a wall, according to the company.

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