|[June 04, 2014]
Lutron Announces Smart, Connected Home System for Every Home
COOPERSBURG, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Creating a smarter and more connected home has never been easier. Today,
Lutron Electronics, the leading manufacturer of energy-saving, wireless
lighting and motorized shades, announced the introduction of the Lutron
Smart Bridge and the Lutron app - its smart, connected home mobile
solution for the do-it-yourself or do-it-for-me consumer.
Lutron Smart Bridge and App Provides Affordable Mobile Solution for Consumers (Photo: Business Wire)
This unique product is a wireless bridge and software application that
connects Lutron's Cas�ta® Wireless dimmers, Pico®
remote controls, Serena™ remote-controlled shades, and other third-party
devices, while providing convenient home control from any iOS or
Android (News - Alert)-based smart phone or tablet.�The Cas�ta Wireless system gives
consumers the ability to control lights and shades inside or outside the
home - either from a remote control or the Lutron app.
"This new solution gives consumers the opportunity to transform their
homes quickly, easily and affordably into a smart and connected one,"
said Matt Swatsky, Cas�ta Wireless product manager at Lutron.
"With the Lutron Smart Bridge and app, we are not just giving them the
ability to control their lights and shades, but rather, a reliable,
energy saving, long-term investment that also provides peace of mind."
How it Works
The Lutron Smart Bridge, which uses Lutron's proprietary ClearConnect®
Wireless technology, plugs easily and directly into a home's Wi-Fi
router. Installed and set up in less than 30 minutes, the product sends
wireless, radio frequency (RF) communication signals to compatible
Lutron devices inside the home.
Lutron Smart Bridge-Compatible Products
Wireless in-wall dimmers control overhead lights and work with the
newest energy-saving bulbs, including dimmable LEDs, dimmable CFLs,
halogens, and incandescents. They do not require a neutral wire, so
they easily replace any 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,
and incandescents. They are designed to control two lamps
simultaneously with dual plug-in receptacles.
battery-powered remote control features a 10-year battery life,
works with Cas�ta Wireless dimmers and Serena shades. It can be used
as a hand-held remote, surface mounted to the wall or to a car visor,
or placed on a tabletop pedestal.
battery-powered, remote controlled shades are available in two
styles - honeycomb and roller shades - and run on D-size batteries.
The average life span of the batteries is 3 - 5 years (based on two
"ups" and two "downs" per day).
The Lutron app has a simple user interface to provide consumers with a
one-touch solution. They can adjust and check-in on their lights,
shades, and temperature from the office, the beach, or anywhere in the
world. They can also set up preset scenes for the perfect lighting for
their home theatre, dining room, or bedroom.
With an integrated timeclock, the Smart Bridge allows consumers to
schedule lights and shades to adjust automatically by time of day.
They can close their shades 20 minutes before sunset every day, or
turn on the front porch light on at dusk and off at midnight every
The Lutron app is also compatible with Honeywell (News - Alert)® Wi-Fi
thermostats (available summer 2014). Consumers can conveniently raise
the temperature a few degrees before they arrive home, adjust it to
just the right level while they're watching TV, or set it back when
they're away. They can also adjust the system mode (heating, cooling,
auto, fan on/off) all from within the Lutron app.
The telligent™ LED bulb by GE® is embedded with Lutron's
ClearConnect Wireless technology and controlled by a Pico wireless
remote. The bulb will be available late 2014.
Do-it-yourselfers can purchase the Smart Bridge ($150 suggested list
price) starting September 1 on SerenaShades.com. For homeowners seeking
professional installation, the Lutron Smart Bridge Pro will be available
from local electricians, residential system providers, security
professionals and lighting showrooms starting June 30. The Lutron Cas�ta
Wireless package, featuring a Pico remote control with a dimmer (either
wall or lamp), has a suggested list price of $80 and is available now.
The free Lutron app will be available on the App Store and Google (News - Alert) Play™
on June 30.
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
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