Light It Up - Better way to control them?

Is there a better way to control the lights? Example:

Using a load of wall or ceiling lights, I have to go round one by one and turn them on, and set to auto.

Is there a way to have all lights I place be set to auto and on by default?

Cheers

I was going to light my entire ceiling and tested it first with 3 lights. Realized what a pain it would be. Decided not to do that at all. SO I completely agree with you.