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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Smart Switch that Doesn't Need a Neutral Wire!

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    Mollly
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    I went with Caseta because of the reviews. The system is reliable and has a variety of switch types. The dimmer is perfect for the recessed lights in our vaulted ceiling. Despite user concerns about bulb types, I am having no problems using LEDs, but Caseta has a list of compatible bulbs if you want to verify what bulbs will work. What I like about Caseta: Installation was a simple, even with some wiring frustrations I had (due to my confusing wire box, NOT Lutron). I called customer service twice to verify my setup. They were extremely helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. Getting the switches to connect to my wifi and hub was extremely simple. I held down the off button until the small green lights blinked rapidly. Then I was done. The dimmer does not require a neutral wire. Our living room has neutral wires, but no other room does. I want to streamline my devices, which means that a system I can use in any room is important. Caseta dimmers offer me that option. The Caseta system integrates with SmartThings, allowing customization. I can set the lights to act however I want, given different variables. The switches use a logical setup. Some smart switches require you touch and hold buttons certain ways to dim, which seems confusing for guests. This Caseta switches are intuitive. The downsides of Caseta: A separate Caseta hub ups the cost. You must install the Lutron app to get everything set up, even if you have SmartThings or HomeKit already. Luckily, you can uninstall it as soon as the switches are connected to your smart hub. It's expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Automation

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    bcohen23
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    I installed the Lutron Caseta myself - it was pretty simple to install as the instructions were pretty clear. I had a few questions related to the wiring and their customer support group was great. Be aware and do your research (Lutron's website or their customer support group) before connecting to LED or florescent lights. There's a compatibility issue with some. When I connected this system to my kitchen LEDs the lights dimmed to ~5% when I turned the light switch off. I called their customer support group again and they mentioned I need to try the PD-10NXD Caseta dimmer. Haven't picked that one up yet. Automation: the Caseta system is AMAZING with HomeKit!! Works great. I'm able to control my lights from anywhere in the world (you need to connect the Caseta Hub to an AppleTV gen 4 to do this - also really easy to setup)! I've even setup HomeKit automation to turn on/off lights in certain scenarios (i.e. Leaving home, sunset, morning scenes, etc). Love it! Also works great with Siri and Alexa! "Siri, turn on my living room lights to 37%." Hint: the starter set only comes with a single switch Lutron Claro wall plate. These look great on the wall (hides screws). The pic attached is the two switch Claro plate - I picked it up at a local hardware shop. I recommend using these plates as it makes it look a lot nicer. They have 1-2-3-4-5-6 switch plates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this product line

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    GearAddictWA
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    I'm a lighting fanatic and have owned a Philips Hue system for 4 years now. While I love the range of the color Hue bulbs It's not always the desired solution for areas of the home in which you'd rather just have dimming capabilities. So I've decided to do do a dual head monster by leaving my Hue to handle color and my new Lutron Caseta system to handle white dimming. I've never really messed with any electrical systems before so I hit Youtube to get information and find out the Do's and Don't for safety. First up I purchased a circuit tester and an outlet tester. I made sure to cut power to the room and I inspected the wires to see how my in-wall dimmer was wired. I'm a big fan of using Wago lever nuts instead of wire nuts for dealing with pigtails and marrying solid wire with stranded wire. Check'em out at your parts store. Installation went quickly and the screwless wall plate updated the look of my wall very nicely. I figure I'll carry this look throughout my home. Enough of that how did the Caseta system preform? I have recently retrofitted my BR30 bullbs with Philips 6 inch trim kits with Warm Glow. These LED kits take on an incandescent look as you dim them by shifting to a orange/reddish glow. Looks great and the Lutron dimming really completed the look. I was able to get the LED to dim fairly low ...6% or so without any flicker. Creating scenes was very easy so that with a touch of a virtual button my living room now turns on full brightness or dims down to a nice comfy level. I was a bit surprised that access my lights remotely required no extra configuration. Other than a slight delay your lights will dim remotely just as they do when you're in the home. I look forward to linking my Echo Dot and the eventual Smartthings integration but i'm happy to report that the Lutron Caseta and Homekit work just fine from my iPhone. Beware ...the addiction is real and I'm already planning more rooms and sincerely hope that Lutron adds more hardware in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HomeKit Certified, Easy Installation, Solid Build

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    boma
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    Contrary to the reviews written in 2014, this is now an Apple HomeKit Certified connected home product! I purchased this item a few weeks ago, and thus far it has exceeded expectations. Here is a list of pros and cons that I have experienced. PRO: * Apple HomeKit Certified meaning you can use Siri on your iOS device to control all or individual light’s power status and their brightness. NICE!! *Can be controlled with 4 Physical Buttons on Wall Switch, Connected App, and 5 Button Remote * Quite reliable, quick/responsive. * Smooth Dimming for entire range on LED, Incandescent, and Halogen * Impressive RF Wireless Range * No Neutral Wire required * Includes RF Pico Remote with memory that can be tied to other Caseta products as well. * Readily Expandable * Easy Setup * Secure super strong Encryption (3,072-bit key to be exact) * Solid Build Quality from a trusted name in lighting * Completely Silent does not hum, buzz, click, or otherwise emit any audible sound. CON: * Uses Lutron’s Proprietary “Clear Connect” wireless control protocol * Bridge NOT able to control Non-Lurton devices such as Zigbee or Z-Wave * Bridge requires Ethernet port, no WiFi. * Power failure results in lights set to Full ON not returning to previous state * No Memory Button on Wall Switch, just on Pico Remote There are some limitations to the system, however I feel that benefits outweigh the shortcomings. I do recommend this system to anyone that does not already have a Smart Bridge of another company, does not want to control non-Lutron Caseta products, or (like me) want to control the system entirely by voice. If you already have a bridge, I still recommend the Caseta line of switches and dimmers sold individually.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    tralexan
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    My home has quite a few Wemo socket style switches and all have installed and functioned as advertised. But, when it came time to install a wall switch, I discovered that the Wemo requires a neutral wire at the switch. I live in a 100 year old home, and whether or not a particular existing switch has a neutral wire is a matter of luck as much as anything else. My search for a solution led me to the Lutron Caseta. It is the only smart switch I could find that required only the hot wire at the switch box. I ordered the Caseta a bit hesitantly because it requires a hub and I have a SmartThings hub that I have found to be a bit clumsy in setup and implementation. The Caseta, however, proved to be a breeze to get installed on my wi-fi network and working with both the iOS version of the Lutron app and with Amazon Alexa. One of the nicer things about the system is the remote and the ability to install it as a second wall switch without additional wiring. A holder and wall plate for the remote(sold separately, but inexpensive) allows for wall installation with no need for wiring or a junction/switch box and you have what amounts to a three-way switch without having to pay for or spend hours snaking traveler wires through an older home. It's quite simply a brilliant solution for a problem that old home owners have wrestled with for years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing - Works With Amazon Echo

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    Computergiant
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    If you're just starting into the world of Home Automation, your best first purchase would be the Lutron Caseta dimmer kit with hub. You'll be able to control your home lights with a remote control, but when you get addicted to this you'll want to quickly step up to the Amazon Echo so you can control them via voice. I can tell her to turn on/off all lights, or just individual ones. You can setup groups within Amazon Echo for different lights as well (i.e. create lighting zones). After starting with the Belkin WeMo light switches, these blow them out of the water because they are dimmable. I moved on to the Lowes Iris system b/c I basically got the starter kit for free (was on sale for $99 but I had gift cards). It is awesome b/c it came with a wireless thermostat and now that Lowes has integrated with Amazon Echo I can control z-wave switches & outlets plus the thermostat via voice. I would recommend anybody to go with a Samsung SmartThings hub instead, but if you get the opportunity to get the Iris starter kit w/thermostat for $99 (super sale a long time ago) then go with it b/c the value can't be beat. The Lutron Caseta switches work with the SmartThings but not Iris, but who cares?! Now that Amazon Echo works directly with Lutron I can control everything I need to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great and Very Convenient Smart Dimmer!

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    Young
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    These smart things work great! Very good working LED dimmers I've had. Even with led dimmers and dimmable led bulbs, my LED dimming experience has been pretty painful previously. Too often the bulb will dim down to about 50% and then go off. Or dim down to 15% or so, but then won't turn on after having been turned off. These things have a rock solid, reliable dimming range with all my led lights. They make my lights much dimmer than any other switch than I've tried. (Still wish they could go even lower.) Furthermore, the Caseta and Alexa work very well together. I have a ton of them and a number of Echo's. I love saying "Alexa, set the lights to 25" (adjust lighting in current room to 25% brightness).. or "Alexa, turn off the lights" Overall great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy, Affordable Home Automation

    Posted
    Sean
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    The promise of a Smart Home has been around since the 60's, and it's finally starting to become a reality; or, rather, a reality for "regular" people. Lutron's Caséta Wireless Smart Lighting Kit is, in a word, AWESOME. It's great to be able to manage your home's lighting using Siri (it's HomeKit compatible), without losing manual control if your Internet goes down — all the in-wall, plug-in and Pico remotes still work perfectly. In fact, if your Internet goes down but your WiFi is still working (i.e., your devices can all talk to each other, but they can't access the web) you can still control your lighting through the Lutron App. While the Smart Hub is easy to install (literally, download the Lutron App and follow the instructions), the in-wall dimmers may be challenging for people who may not be comfortable with "basic" wiring. That said, Lutron provides excellent step-by-step instructions in the form of written guides and online videos. I would and have recommended this to family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Was Looking For!

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    GrayslakePackerMike
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    I have been trying to convert our home to a smart home, and one of the items I had been looking for was a light switch to control and schedule our exterior lights (front porch, exterior garage lights, rear deck). One of the issues we have is our home is considered “older” because our switch wiring does not have a neutral wire which most smart switches require. After a ton of research I found the Lutron Caseta switches. Apparently Lutron has some type of patented technology where they can use a dimmer switch without the neutral wire. After reading many of the positive reviews, I took the plunge and bought the kit (wireless bridge, switch and remote) from Best Buy . I installed it a few days ago and couldn’t be happier. There was a minor hiccup with the lights flashing the first night, but that was solved by replacing the bulbs with a type (Cree) that was compatible with Luton Caseta. I’m really happy with the results. Next step is to slowly add additional switches around our home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best and easiest IoT lighting system

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    HarleyDF
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    Many IoT lighting switches have a dedicated Wi-Fi connection in the device and require 4 wires in the replacement switch box. This makes installation in older homes a challenge and each switch must have a good connection to the Wi-Fi hub. The Lutron system consists of a hub that plugs into the back of a router and then communicates to each switch through a lower frequency, more reliable signal. The switches supported by the Lutron system can be dimmers, 3-ways and rockers. The Lutron hub can also connect to many other commercial IoT devices like Nest thermostats, Alexa devices and Google Smart Speakers. The phone app is well designed and allows many combinations of settings to control all of the Lutron devices. The Lutron system might be more expensive than others, but its capabilities, flexibility and ease of use make it the best IoT lighting system available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smart home addition!

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    BBUYKINDOFGUY
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    I was looking for a smart home control to switch on and off along with dim my lighting that worked with both an iOS app but also with Amazon's Alexa and echo. So many seem to be limited to one or the other or have to use IFFTT to work around. This is simple and easy to set up right out of the box. A note to owners who have 3 way switch wiring. While the box states the switch does not work with 3 way wiring, my plan was to simply eliminate the second switch and install the remote switch (included...sweet!!) where the second switch was. Don't know why Lutron doesn't call it out, but they have a great walk through on how to disconnect the second switch and what to do with the wiring! Win Win!!! Found that out after I got home! They did exactly what I planned to do! After you buy this unit with the hub, the next units are easy to add! Planning now on where to add my thrid one! Alexa, turn on the living room lights............ !!!! Even my wife is addicted!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works, but

    Posted
    DCbt
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    I installed several of these for my compatable in-ceiling LED lights. I have a couple that are ‘single switch’, and this which was installed to replace a 3 way switch. The problem is the calibration. I calibrated it and it works fine when I use the main switch. However, whenever I use the app to turn on or dim the lights, it seems to throw off the calibration- so the lights will sometimes go to max brightness, then turn off. To fix it, I Have to turn the lights on and off again from the main switch and it goes back to my calibrated settings. It also does this when I use the remote instead of the main switch. In places where I have just a single switch installed, it seems to work okay. Because of this, I am holding off on upgrading the rest of the switches throughout my house. The ‘normal’ lutron manually dimmable Switches work great for the lights, not sure why adding WiFi turns into such a problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    Posted
    JediJeff
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    I bought this to use as a 3- way switch set up in my kitchen. I have 13 recessed dimmable CAN LED lights in the kitchen that I wanted to be able to control via voice though my Smartthings hub and Google home. My recess lights each draw 9.2 watts so this dimmer easily could handle all 13 lights (approximately 120 watts for all). Simple set up as I followed the online video on caseta wireless website. Once installed, I set up a lutron account on my phone. Then connected my lutron account in my​ Samsung Smartthings app for my hub to recognize the lights. Lastly, I updated my Smartthings account within Google Home app such that I can control all lights with my voice. I simply say "hey Google, turn on Kitchen lights" and Wa La...They are on. I can easily dim them by saying "Hey Google, set kitchen lights to 40%" and they all dim evenly. A smart product well done and easy to set up. Whole set up was approximately 20 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Caseta Remote

    Posted
    Deauxboy
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    I replaced a remote switch we had for backyard lights that was several years old that had died. It was not wifi connected and we had several wireless remotes in the house for it. It was also a Lutron product and was very pleased with its performance over the years. I had been searching for a replacement, but it is no longer available. So while searching several switches came up, but only Caseta seemed to be the most compatible for our application. It was much easier to install that the old one and the wifi set up was almost too easy! I was done in less than 30 minutes. We are using Home Kit to control it and it is programmed to turn on at sunset and off about the last time our dogs go out. The lights consist of Halogen, LED and CFL. Works Great. We would have preferred a on off only switch but there ws not one available at our Best Buy. We will be buying more in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

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    Pauly6090
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    I have bought this starter kit because it comes with the bridge and I had planned on buying more switches. The switches easy to install along with a very easy bridge set up. Lost one star because when you switch lights on via the actual switch their are only two options, full bright or full dim. It does not remember the last dimmer setting. I have six of these switches for my rooms where I have Chandaliers the rest of the bulbs in my house are Hue which work with HomeKit very poorly. The Lutron switches never fail to turn on unlike the Hue which is always hit or miss. Was very careful buying these from Best Buy. After $50k of purchases and 250.00 in returns I am banned from returning or exchanging anything at Best Buy for 365 days. Nice way to treat an elite plus customer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Light Automation

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    HIFiBlaster
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    Prior to purchasing Lutron's Caseta Lighting system, we owned a Logitech Harmony Remote and utilize Nest's products. The Lutron was one of the few light automation systems that works with both systems. It also works with Google Assistant ("OK Google. Turn the basement lights to 20%," etc.) However, at one point I had to delete my account link to Google Assistant, then relink it to make it work again. Lutron just redid their phone app, which takes a little bit to get used to but I believe it is an upgrade. The only negative to this system is the price for all the hardware if you truly want to automate the whole house. But Lutron is a time tested business, which has made quality non-automated switches for years. You won't be dissatisfied with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great "off the shelf way" to control lighting

    Posted
    Sherb

    This thing is awesome. I installed 3 light controllers and will probably install a couple more. Works great with Amazon Echo Alexa and Apple Homekit/Siri. The future is here...hands free just shout out to Alexa (and I'm sure Siri in the next MacOS update) have your lights come on or dim and like magic they do!!! The one negative, I called customer service and they told me that the bridge only works with a radius of 30 ft! This could potentially be a big problem. They are going to need to offer some range extenders or plugs and wall switches that act as range extenders.... Or a wireless bridge that is not hard plugged into your wireless router. So far I've only installed this in my family/kitchen and it works great! This product has great potential. For a few hundred bucks its fun to try it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best Home Automation Starter Kits

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    peterc
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    Wanted to start turning lights on and off as we got / left the home. Friend turned me on to the Caseta Wireless product line. At the time of purchase, it is one of the best for support, reliability, ease of use and flexibility compared to some of the others. Got home, connected the dimmer, plugged the Bridge to my router, installed app and associated the dimmer to a room. Worked on the first try. My only complain, is that the product line has limited options for Switches. If you want a fan control or dimmer that requires a higher LOAD, then you need to make sure you have a neutral wire in the wall. I didn't. Also other switches (including the simple On/Off) switch is more expensive than their Dimmer Switch. Have it working with Nest Thermostat with no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice addition to home automation

    Posted
    Mikecvtown
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    I've been slowly voice automating my entire house with Google home, this was a nice addition! The setup up and installation was fairly straight forward even with my minimal electrical experience. The app makes it easy to setup and sync with the Google home app as well as using voice commands to turn it on and off and dim or brighten. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because of the led compatibility with different types of bulbs. Make sure you use the recommended bulb which you can find a list of on lutron's website. If you experience flickering you may need to adjust the wattage levels on the switch or make sure you have the correct bulbs. All in all I like it and would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy installation and flawless operation

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    Xoenz
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    These switches makes converting your existing lights into smart lights super easy! Installing them was easy. All I did was cut the power to the circuit breaker, remove the old switch and connect the Lutron Caseta switch using the included wire connectors. The app is simple and it works reliably with my HomeKit, Google and Alexa voice-activated ecosystems! The pico remotes were also super handing for converting my 3-way switches into smart ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend