We had a couple of "touch lamps" years ago. One worked flawlessly, one worked when it wanted to and defied logic as to why it wouldn't turn on or off like its "brother".... We finally sold them in a garage sale and now somebody else is "banging the base" instead of me.
We installed a very expensive "touch faucet" in the kitchen of our dream home when we built it in Louisiana. It was a first cousin to that "darned lamp".... After not having hot water, the faucet turning on when you walk by, turning off in the middle of filling a kettle and refusing to "allow my DW to rinse dishes"... It too was replaced by an old fashioned faucet with manual controls.
I'd suspect that once you replace the "darned light" with a manual light you'll find that all your frustration can be focused on what kind of tires are on your new Laredo.... At $10 for a replacement light fixture, well, you decide