My wife and I believed that these looked cool, but they don’t function all that well. I used to be thinking that as you slide your finger up or down the plate the lights would dim up or down, accordingly. However, it seems that you just just touch and hold your finger on there to dim. The first time you do that they begin to dim up after which reverse once they bulbs are at max brightness. If you take your finger off and touch/hold again, then they dim down. This is very cumbersome. Sometimes we accidentally turned them off when we wanted to only dim them down. And there is no way to show the bulbs on at a lower level than they were after they were last turned off. We found that we like dimmers with a manual slider and separate switch much better.
All of this would have been fine if SmartHome would have honored their 30 day no hassle return policy! When i called to return these switches after we discovered that we did not like them, SmartHome would not take them. Evidently this stuff have a no-returns policy, despite the big banner on the item page that says No hassle 30 day returns. There is ok print down below that says these items are different. As you might expect, I saw the massive banner and never the fine print. I probably wouldn’t have tried out a new and different dimmer if I did not think that I would have the chance to return them if I didn’t like them.