10.06.14

Lutron Announces its Smart Bridge and App Connected Home Mobile Solution

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

Creating a smarter and more connected home has never been easier. Today, Lutron Electronics, the leading manufacturer of energy-saving, w...

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. This unique product is a wireless bridge and software application that connects Lutron’s Caséta® Wireless dimmers, Pico® remote controls, Serena™ remote-controlled shades, and other third-party devices, while providing convenient home control from any iOS or Android-based smart phone or tablet. The Caséta 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, Caséta 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 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 free Lutron app will be available on the App Store and Google Play™ on June 30. www.lutron.com