I know that I’m being a dimwit here, but what is the benefit of a smart light switch if you have to go over and put the switch on anyway?
So for most of these the switch is left permanently in the 'on' position and you control it in other ways the most obvious ones are :
Assisant "Alexa Kitchen lights on" or "Alexa Kitchen lights full"
From your phone or watch while sitting on the couch
On a timer (most also have settings for sunset so for example turn on the hallway lights at sundown or turn them to dim at midnight)
You can (or could) get 'fake' switches that sit over your wall ones that just work the app and we had one of those for the living room when we first got them so if you automatically just reach for the switch you hit it instead of the real one (which you'd need to turn twice to get the lights on).