|[April 02, 2014]
Lutron Introduces Mobile Connectivity Solution for Its Caseta Wireless Dimmers and Serena Battery-Powered Shades
COOPERSBURG, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Giving clients the ability to adjust their lights and window shades from
a smart phone has never been easier, more reliable, or affordable. Lutron
Electronics, maker of energy-saving wireless light and shade
controls, today announced the Lutron Smart Bridge Pro - a wireless
bridge that connects Lutron's Caseta®
Wireless dimmers, Pico®
remote controls, Serena™
remote-controlled shades, and third-party devices to a new Lutron
app, providing convenient home control from iOS and Android (News - Alert)-based smart
The new Lutron Smart Bridge Pro and new Lutron app provide convenient home control from iOS and Android-based smart phones. (Photo: Business Wire)
The professionally-installed Lutron Smart Bridge Pro, embedded with
Lutron's powerful Clear
Connect® Wireless technology, plugs directly into a home's Wi-Fi
router and sends wireless, radio frequency (RF) communication signals to
Caseta Wireless dimmers and Serena shades. The Lutron Smart Bridge Pro
is easily paired with the new Lutron app with the press of a button,
allowing dealers to install and setup a system in less than 30 minutes.
Simply connect the bridge to the Wi-Fi router, install Caseta Wireless
dimmers and Serena shades in key areas of the home, and pair these
products with the Lutron app for intuitive, smart phone control.
The Lutron Smart Bridge Pro lets dealers offer lighting and shade
control from anywhere inside or outside the home, enhancing home
security and personal safety, and providing home automation at an
affordable cost. The app can be used to dim lights just before the start
of a movie, to turn lights on from the car when arriving home, to close
shades from the offce, or close shades and turn off lights from the
airport - all from a smart phone.
"This new, affordably-priced solution gives dealers the ability to offer
simple and reliable energy-saving products to clients who are new to
lighting and shade control," said Michael Smith (News - Alert), Vice-President of
Lutron's Residential Business. "This solution features the same Lutron
quality the industry has come to know and trust and will help dealers
think differently about their business models, as they can now give
their clients a connected home solution in three easy steps."
Lutron Smart Bridge Pro compatible products offer a robust home
Wireless in-wall dimmers provide control of overhead lights and
work with the newest energy-saving bulbs, including dimmable LEDs,
dimmable CFLs, halogens, magnetic low-voltage loads, and
incandescents. Dimmers do not require a neutral wire, allowing them to
easily replace an existing light switch.
Wireless lamp dimmers plug into a standard wall receptacle and
provide control of table and floor lamps that use the newest
energy-saving bulbs, including dimmable LEDs, dimmable CFLs, halogens,
magnetic low-voltage loads, and incandescents. For added convenience,
the Caseta Wireless lamp dimmer features two lamp receptacles,
allowing two lamps to be controlled simultaneously.
battery-powered remote control features a 10-year battery life,
works with Caseta Wireless dimmers and Serena shades. The Pico remote
can be used as a hand-held remote, affixed to the wall or to a car
visor, or placed on a tabletop pedestal.
battery-powered, remote control shades add privacy and offer
convenient control of windows up to 10' tall in both honeycomb and
roller shade styles (8' x 8' for honeycombs, 8' x 10' for rollers).
Shades are powered by standard, D-size batteries and offer a
three-year battery life (based on two "ups" and two "downs" per day).
The Lutron app (available early summer) provides simple set-up and
intuitive control of all connected devices and is used to create and
schedule timeclock events and basic scenes from anywhere.
The telligent™ LED bulb by GE® is embedded with Lutron's Clear Connect
Wireless technology and controlled by a Pico wireless remote. The bulb
will be available late 2014.
Integration with select third-party A/V controls like Control4®,
Universal Remote Control® (URC) and Remote Technologies Incorporated
(RTI) products, provides an integrated home control solution.
The Lutron Smart Bridge Pro works with select security systems. The
Alarm.com (News - Alert) smart phone app, for example, provides control of Caseta
Wireless dimmers and Serena shades both from the Alarm.com app and as
part of a security event. If the alarm is tripped, Serena shades will
rise and lights will turn on, drawing attention to the situation. The
Smart Bridge Pro is also compatible with select security systems from
ELK and others.
The Lutron Smart Bridge Pro will be available early summer with a $200
suggested list price. Visit www.lutron.com/smartbridge
to register for early notification on availability. Caseta Wireless
starter kits, featuring a Pico remote control with a dimmer (either wall
or lamp), are available now with a suggested list price of $80.
for more information.
About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg,
Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. From dimmers for the
home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company
offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100
countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an
estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in
utility costs per year. The company's early inventions- including the
first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron's founder, Joel Spira-are
now at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in
telligent™ is a trademark of General Electric Company
a registered trademark of Control4
Universal Remote Control is a
registered trademark of Universal Remote Control (URC)
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