The Lutron Caseta Lamp Dimmer Remote Kit is a basic kit for users who want to add a new Lutron Lamp Dimmer to their existing Lutron Smart Lighting setup. The dimmer module will provide control for two new lamps or floor lights. Also included is a Pico Remote for operating the dimmer wirelessly.
The Lutron Lamp Dimmer Module is capable of supporting up to 100W of dimmable LED and CFL bulbs or 300W for incandescent and halogen bulbs. Each dimmer module has two sub-outlets that should be used with lamps or floor lights only. The module plugs conveniently into a wall outlet for easy use. From there, the module can be integrated in with the rest of the setup. On the module itself, there are physical buttons designed to offer local ability to toggle the lights on or off and dim the lights up or down.
The Pico Remote provides a quick way to control the lamp dimmer module within 60 feet line of site, wirelessly. The remote is a compact handheld device that offers the same buttons that are found on the dimmer module itself. It is a good tool for users who want a dedicated physical device for operating their Lutron setup. The device uses a single CR123A for power, and it boasts an average battery life of 10 years, It measures in at 2.5"L x 1.2"W x 0.3"D. The pico can even be wall mounted like a tradition wall switch by purchasing the wallplate adapter.
To get the most out of a Lutron Smart Lighting setup, a user should also add a Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge. This module serves as the central hub for a Lutron Lighting System. By adding a smart bridge, a user will be able to control their integrated lights remotely using the Lutron Mobile App or Apple HomeKit. A user will also be able to operate their lights using voice commands that are sent through Siri, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. This makes it a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to get started with a Lutron Lighting setup. And since the Honeywell Lyric Alarm Controller supports Apple HomeKit (requires update MR7), a user can have their Lutron Lighting Devices activate with certain system events. Compatible events include arming and disarming, faulting programmed sensors and alarm occurrences.