Lutron Caseta P-PKG1W-WH - In-Wall Dimmer Remote Kit Reviews
Submitted on 12/31/2019 Alarm Grid
The Lutron Caseta P-PKG1W-WH is a bundled kit that includes a Lutron In-Wall Dimmer Switch, a Lutron Pico Remote for controlling the in-wall dimmer, and accompanying back plates for both. You can integrate the in-wall dimmer with compatible dimmable hardwired lights to provide them with smart control functionality. But you will need to have a Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge Hub to get started. Overall, this kit is great for anyone looking to expand upon their existing Lutron setup. We give this product a 5 Star rating.
There are many things we like about the Lutron Caseta P-PKG1W-WH. For one, it does not require a neutral wire, which makes installation possible for older homes that do not have neutral wires readily available. By establishing a Lutron Smart Lighting setup with a Caseta Smart Bridge, you can use the in-wall dimmer with a variety of different smart home platforms. These include Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, Google Home, and more. Since wallplates are included with the in-wall dimmer and the Pico Remote, you can ensure that the end result looks neat and tidy. The Pico Remote can be hard-mounted using the included wallplate adapter or kept loose as desired.
There are not many downsides to the Lutron Caseta P-PKG1W-WH. One thing to keep in mind is that you will need the Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge for any smart home functionality. You can still technically wire in the in-wall dimmer switch and use it as a dimmer, but then it will basically just be a regular old dimmer switch. You should also keep power load limits in mind when using the in-wall dimmer. It can support up to 150 watts for dimmable LED and CFL bulbs, or 600 watts for incandescent and halogen bulbs. These downsides are very minor, and they do not stop us from giving the Lutron Caseta P-PKG1W-WH a rating of 5 Stars.
Good: No Neutral Wire Required, Works w/ Many Smart Home Platforms, Wallplates Included
Bad: Requires Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge for Smart Home Control, Load Limits
Bottom Line: 5 Stars