You can use the dimmer kit to set up and schedule lights to come on before you return home. You are able to control lights in your home with voice assistant, the included Pico remote, or your smartphone through the Lutron app. The kit also can be connected to Smart Home brands like Amazon Alexa, Nest, and Sonos. The dimmer switches can be installed in three steps in about 15 minutes and they do not require a neutral wire, making them able to be installed in older homes, as well. The kit Includes one smart bridge, one dimmer switch with a wallplate, and one Pico remote control, with one dimmer able to control up to 17 bulbs per circuit.
Promising Review: “This is a great smart lighting solution. It’s far more capable than smart bulbs and not much more expensive. Start here if you're looking to add smart lights to your home. I've been slowly integrating smart devices into my life, and lighting was my first point of entry. Initially, the plan was to use relatively inexpensive smart bulbs with a SmartThings hub, but I found this sorely lacking in features and usability. The major problem with smart bulbs is that the light fixture must be turned on for the smart bulb to work. But guests and family members who don't know this would turn the light off at the switch, or fixture, thereby rendering the bulb useless. That’s a huge Dealbreaker, particularly if you are relying on a smart bulb for security purposes, such as to turn on and off to simulate someone being home. However, this problem is remedied by smart switches, like the Lutron Caseta, that replace your existing switches!” —Brian C
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