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Review: Lutron's Caséta Lamp Dimmers and Serena Shades Bring HomeKit Convenience to Your Lights and Windows

Monday June 25, 2018 6:45 am PDT by Eric Slivka
Three years ago, Lutron was one of the first vendors to venture into the HomeKit ecosystem with its Caséta Wireless lighting controls, which include plug-in lamp dimmers, wall-mounted dimmer switches, and remotes, all coordinated through a wireless "Smart Bridge" that plugs into your internet router. The Caséta system has been such a mainstay in the HomeKit world that Apple is still selling...

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CES 2020: Lutron Debuts New Accessories for HomeKit-Compatible Caseta Line

Monday January 6, 2020 12:09 pm PST by Juli Clover
Lutron is adding two new accessories to its Caseta line of HomeKit-enabled light bulbs and switches, introducing the Caseta Smart Motion Sensor and the Caseta Repeater. The Smart Motion Sensor is designed to control lights and the Lutron Serena shades wirelessly, turning devices on and off when motion is sensed. One motion sensor is able to control any number of Caseta smart switches dimmers,...

New 'Friends of Hue' Partner Lutron Debuts New Smart Bulb Aurora Dimmer

Monday May 20, 2019 6:00 am PDT by Juli Clover
Lutron, a new "Friends of Hue" partner, today announced the launch of the Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer, a Hue accessory that's designed to be placed over a traditional toggle light switch to prevent it from being turned off and accidentally disabling Hue smart bulbs. The Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer is a wireless battery-powered dimmer that's meant to be mounted right over a traditional light switch,...

CES 2019: Lutron Announces Caseta Smart Control System for Regular Ceiling Fans

Monday January 7, 2019 7:55 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Lutron Electronics today announced a new addition to its Caseta smart lighting system, this one focused on making most ceiling fans into "smart" ceiling fans with a new fan speed control switch. Lutron doesn't specifically mention HomeKit compatibility for the new fan controls, but the existing Caseta system does support HomeKit through a smart bridge. Like it did for regular bulbs, the...

Lutron's Whole-Home Systems Will Support HomeKit Next Month

Tuesday February 7, 2017 4:58 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Lutron at ISE 2017 today announced that its whole-home systems HomeWorks QS and GRAFIK RA 2 will support Apple HomeKit in March. With a HomeKit-enabled Lutron Connect Bridge, part of the systems, homeowners will be able to to control their lights, window shades and blinds, motion sensors, and more using Apple's new Home app or Siri voice commands on iPhone and iPad. For example, users can...

CES 2016: Lutron 'Serena' and 'Sivoia QS Triathlon' Motorized Shades Now Support HomeKit

Wednesday January 6, 2016 7:37 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Lutron Electronics today at CES 2016 announced that its Serena and Sivoia QS Triathlon motorized window shades now support the HomeKit-enabled Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge. The home automation system enables users to remotely control their Lutron shades using Siri on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. Homeowners can say commands such as "Hey Siri, turn on the lights" or "Siri, open the...

First HomeKit-Compatible Products Launching Today, Led by Lutron, iHome, Elgato, Insteon and Ecobee

Tuesday June 2, 2015 5:30 am PDT by Juli Clover
Ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, several of the company's HomeKit partners are today announcing the availability of the first HomeKit-compatible products. HomeKit is Apple's home automation platform, first introduced at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference. HomeKit provides a standardized framework for manufacturers that develop home automation products, letting them...