let currentFont = label.font let fontName = currentFont.fontName.componentsSeparatedByString("-").first let newFont = UIFont(name: "\(fontName!)-Light", size: currentFont.pointSize) label.font = newFont
This snippet changes the current font of a label to a Light version of it ( in case it exists ). Font names are ( in this case, it was ‘.HelveticaNeue-Regular’ ) appended with their weight. So I get the font name, split it by ‘-‘, and take the first part of the split, ending with ‘.HelveticaNeue’. Now I just create a new font with the light appended to it, with the same size.
Lastly, I switch the font, and there you go.