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Understanding your Smart Home: What are LUTRON Light Switches & Dimmers?

Categories: Smart Homes | Posted: October 11, 2017

Next up in our series of blogs introducing the products and technology that we are including in our Smart Homes, LUTRON Caseta® Light Switches & Dimmers.

Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Home

LUTRON has been a pioneer in light controls for decades, starting with founder Joel Spira’s invention of the first light dimmer in 1959. In fact, Lutron holds over 2,700 worldwide patents, and has invented hundreds of lighting control devices and systems. Lutron has also led innovations in both wired and wireless systems. Which brings us to Caseta®, Lutron’s wireless dimmers and switches.

 

Caseta allows you to control your lights from anywhere with your phone, voice or a regular light switch. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit, Samsung Smart Things, and Sonos Integration. These innovative dimmers and switches work with numerous bulb types – including dimmable LEDs and CFLs, as well as halogens and incandescents. And while each switch feels like a high-tech, luxury fixture, the controls are still familiar to anyone who’s ever used an ordinary dimmer switch.

Lutron Caseta Lights Smart Home

Caseta lets you control multiple lights and rooms together at the touch of a button or by voice. You can schedule lights to adjust automatically at set times of day, or turn on your lights at sunset and off at sunrise. And the Smart Away feature randomly turns lights on and off during the evening when you’re not home.

 

Caseta features:

  • A Dimmer Sensor, which acts as a dimmer and sensor in one.

 

  • A versatile Motion Sensor Switch, which allows hands-free control. It’s great for spaces such as hallways, garages or bathrooms.

Caseta’s innovative switches communicate using Lutron’s proprietary “Clear Connect” wireless protocol, a radio frequency designed for reliability and minimal interference. You plug the Smart Bridge interface into a router via Ethernet cable and connect to it using the Lutron app. The Bridge acts as translator between the switches and your home network.

 

No matter where you have Caseta, it works brilliantly! In the kitchen, you can brighten the lights while you’re juggling dinner preparations. Over in the family room, you can dim the lights for movie night without getting up off the couch. Turn entryway lights on from your car as you arrive home, so you don’t have to walk into a dark house. Make nightmares a thing of the past when you keep the overhead lights to the pre-set “no monster” level in your child’s room.

 

No doubt about it, LUTRON Caseta® light switches & dimmers are a really bright idea!

Read the last blog in our Smart Home series for the Ring® Video Doorbell.

 

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