Lutron Smart Bridge Pro Facilitates Lighting Control via iOS & Android Devices
The latest product from Lutron is its Smart Bridge Pro, a lighting and shade control system that installs in less than 30 minutes to provide homeowners with a cost-effective means to control their lighting and shade devices.
There are few manufacturers in the custom electronics market that can match the R&D resources Lutron has at its disposal. Putting its wealth of engineering to the test, the company recently developed and released the Smart Bridge Pro.
Designed to provide dealers with a reasonably priced lighting and shade control solution, the Smart Bridge Pro connects Lutron’s Caseta Wireless dimmers, Pico remote controls, Serena remote-controllable shades, and other third-party devices to the new Lutron app, which is available on the Apple iOS and Android platforms.
“This new, affordably priced solution gives dealers the ability to offer simple and reliable energy saving products to clients who are new to light and shade control,” says Michael Smith, vice president of Lutron’s residential business. “This solution features the same Lutron quality the industry has come to know and trust and will help dealers think differently about their business models as they can now give their clients a connected home solution in three easy steps.”
Lutron states the Smart Bridge Pro is a professionally installed product that incorporates its Clear Connect wireless technology to connect to a home’s network router to control Caseta Wireless dimmers and Serena shades via RF. The Coopersburg, Pa.-based manufacturer says once the product is installed, all a professional integrator has to do is press a button to mate the app to the bridge. Lutron estimates the install process should take no more than 30 minutes.
The fully installed system can be used inside or outside of the home. It can complement other home systems, including security and A/V. In addition, the Smart Bridge Pro works with third-party control systems from manufacturers like Control4, Universal Remote Control (URC), and Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI). It will be available this summer at a suggested list price of $200.
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