Coopersburg, PA (April 2, 2014) – 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®
, Serena™ remote-controlled shades
, and third-party devices to a
new Lutron app, providing convenient home control from iOS and Android-based
The professionally-installed Lutron Smart Bridge Pro,
embedded with Lutron’s powerful Clear
Connect® Wireless technology
, plugs directly into a home’s
and sends wireless, radio frequency (RF) communication signals to Caseta
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 office, 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, 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 control solution
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
- The Pico
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
- Serena 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 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.
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.