Lutron Announces DIY Lighting and Shade-Control System
The Smart Bridge allows consumers to schedule lights and shades to adjust automatically by time of day. The Lutron app can be used check the status of lighting, shades, and temperature (when a compatible Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat is installed) and set up automated lighting scenes in different rooms.
Setup and installation is said to take less than 30 minutes: The Smart Bridge plugs into the home’s existing router and sends wireless, radio frequency (RF) communication signals to compatible Lutron devices.
Smart Bridge-compatible products include:
- Caséta Wireless in-wall light dimmers that control overhead lights and work with dimmable LEDs, dimmable CFLs, halogens, and incandescent bulbs.
- Caséta Wireless lamp dimmers that plug into a standard AC outlet to provide control of table and floor lamps (compatible with the bulbs mentioned above)
- Pico battery-powered remote control for controlling Caséta Wireless dimmers and Serena shades; it features a 10-year battery life and can be used as a hand-held remote, surface mounted to the wall or to a car visor, or placed on a tabletop.
- Serena battery-powered, remote controlled shades, which are available in honeycomb and roller shade styles and run on D batteries with an average life span of three to five years based on two “ups” and two “downs” per day.
More information is available on casetawireless.com.