Lutron Caseta PD-6WCL - Wireless In-Wall Light Dimmer Reviews
Submitted on 08/18/2020 Alarm Grid
The Lutron Caseta 6WCL is a plug-in dimmer module that is installed in-place of an existing in-wall switch. This will allow for smart control over the connected lights. You will need to use this switch with a Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge for smart lighting control. But once you have a bridge, you will be able to set up an entire Lutron Network of smart lights. Like all other Lutron devices, the Lutron Caseta 6WCL is known for its great build quality, as well as its overall versatility. This device makes a great addition to any Lutron Caseta network of smart lights. It gets a 5-Star rating from Alarm Grid.
There are many positive aspects regarding the Lutron Caseta 6WCL. For one, the device can support up to 150W dimmable LED or CFL bulbs, or 600W for incandescent or halogen bulbs. No neutral wire is required for setup, which is ideal for DIY installers, as well as any user in an older home without a neutral wire. You can even add a Lutron Pico Remote to simulate a 3-way lighting configuration without a traveler wire. As a Lutron Caseta device, you can use this switch with smart home platforms like IFTTT, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit. You can even pair it with Alarm.com if you are using a PRO version of the Caseta Smart Bridge. We also love the fact that the in-wall dimmer switch is available in multiple color options. And of course, the device has a great build quality.
There are only a few downsides to the Lutron Caseta 6WCL. As a Lutron device, you can only use the Caseta 6WCL for smart lighting if you have a Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge set up. This is the most important part of the Lutron network, and you will definitely want to get one if you are getting started with Lutron. Like any in-wall switch, the Lutron Caseta 6WCL must be installed. This isn't too difficult, but it will require a screwdriver. Overall, this is a great product, and it gets a 5-Star score from us.
Good: Supports Large Lighting Load, No Neutral Wire Required, Use w/ Pico Remote for 3-Way Setup, Many Compatible Smart Home Platforms, Multiple Colors, Great Build Quality
Bad: Requires Lutron Caseta Bridge for Smart Lighting, Must be Installed
Bottom Line: 5 Stars