[Amazon Canada] Lutron Caseta Smart Dimmer Switch and Remote Kit $59.99 ($10 off) (also at Best Buy & Lowe's)
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- June 20, 2019
- Amazon Canada
The Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch and Remote Kit for Wall & Ceiling Lights is currently on sale for $59.99 from Amazon or from BestBuy and Lowes, a 14% ($10) discount from regular price. This kit rarely goes on a decent sale and hasn't been under $60 at Amazon since last July, 2018.
The Lutron Caseta system, unlike Philips Hue without a separate stick-on-wall button, controls generic LED and other non-color light bulbs via voice (using Home, Alexa, etc) AND the dimming switch and/or the included Pico remote. You never have to worry about a bulb becoming out of sync or unavailable due to a switch being turned off by a family member: you always retain automation, app and voice access to a Lutron Caseta system regardless of switch position. This is particularly helpful in bedrooms and other areas where access to a physical switch is a near requirement or highly desirable.
The Clear Connect RF that Lutron systems communicate over is a very efficient and sparse part of the radio spectrum that allows Caseta systems to work long distance and interference free in most households and businesses. This particular kit includes the smart dimmer, screwless Claro faceplate as well as the battery operated Pico remote control. With the Pico remote (and a separate in-wall mounting plate for the remote if desired) this kit can be used as or to replace a three way lighting system without requiring three way wiring (useful for hallways, kitchens with multiple entrances, etc). Uniquely, Lutron Caseta systems don't require Neutral wires either for installation (but can be installed with them, of course) and its two black wiring leads can run to Neutral or hot, interchangeably, making them extremely easy to install in almost all households, new or old. The Caseta system requires its own separately purchased hub or starter kit (one per house) and is fully compatible and integrates with most other hubs and smart control systems such as SmartThings, Wink, Home Assistant, Logitech Harmony, etc and of course it fully supports Google Home, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT among many others. The Caseta app on Android or Apple allows full scene creation, automation and access to each dimmer and switch installed or you can integrate with SmartThings, etc and use those ecosystems for automation and control.
Edit: added links to sale at BestBuy and Lowes (thanks @SergeDufort)