Re: Making things simple
A TV remote requires less effort than getting up to press buttons on the device, that's why people use them.
How long does it take to pick up your phone, turn the screen on, enter the passcode, scroll to the correct app, load the app, then tap the correct buttons on it, to switch the lights on and off? The only place where there is a convincing use case for remote controlled lights is the bedroom, so you can operate them from bed, and not walk across the room in the dark. I have a bedside light, which means, walk to the bed to switch it on, walk back to the door to switch the main light off, then walk back to the bed, get in and turn the bedside light off. But there, a simple remote that you can point at the doorside switch would work better, or even, if I could be bothered to do the wiring, a simple pair of two way switches like I have in the hallway.