The Lutron 3-Button Pico Remote provides local wireless "3-Way" control to a Lutron lighting device. Each Pico Remote quickly pairs to a switch or dimmer to add a secondary point of control without using a Traveler wire. This offers quick and convenient access for Lutron Lighting Devices.
By using a Lutron PJ2-3BRL-WH-L01R, a user is able to control another Lutron switch or dimmer from anywhere on-site within 60 feet open air or 30 feet with walls. This can be a quick and convenient option for many users. The Pico remote is fully battery powered and does not require any high voltage wiring. That means you can cut in a new single gang box in the wall using the wall plate kit. There are also pedestals for desktop mounting and car visor clips available. Essentially, this a wireless remote that locks onto a specific switch or dimmer, and it offers flexible wireless control nearby.
What really makes the Caseta lineup so outstanding is the Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge and its ability to offer remote access outside the property by using the Lutron Mobile App or Apple HomeKit. The Smart Bridge will also make it possible to control the lights using voice commands sent through Siri, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. The bridge requires a local wired ethernet connection from a WIFI router. The Apple HomeKit integration allows Caseta users to utilize security actions from the Lyric Security Controller (firmware 1.07+ required) as triggers for HomeKit automation rules. This means you can now trigger lighting scenes based on your front door being opened or even disarming the alarm system.
The Pico Remote can still be useful for users who just want a local wireless remote. It also allows Lutron lighting devices to be used without the Smart Bridge. As a result, it is good for users who don't necessarily need the ability to control their devices remotely or utilize voice commands. The Pico Remote can be used like any handheld remote. The ability to control an in-wall switch or dimmer wireless without a controller or any wiring is unique and highly sought after with other automation systems like Z-Wave and Zigbee.
For power, the Pico Remote uses a single lithium CR123A battery, and it has an average battery life of 10 years. The remote measures 2.5"L x 1.2"W x 0.3"D.