Lutron’s Caséta Wi-fi is one in all our favourite good lighting options, however all of the buttons, icons, and LED dots on its in-wall dimmer can look fairly geeky. Owners wanting a extra understated good dwelling aesthetic ought to check out Lutron’s new Diva Sensible Dimmer.
Lutron’s standard Diva dimmer has been round for years. It options an on/off paddle with an LED-backlit bodily slider on the right-hand aspect of the paddle for dimming. The brand new Caséta-compatible model of the Diva seems precisely the identical, nevertheless it provides Lutron’s Clear Join know-how for wi-fi management.
In contrast to many good switches, the brand new Diva Sensible Dimmer doesn’t rely on a impartial wire to energy its radio. It doesn’t require a companion swap when put in in a 3-way situation the place a second swap controls the identical load, both. If extra than one different swap is concerned, nevertheless, you have to an adjunct swap, which Lutron says will likely be out there later this 12 months.
Being a member of the Caséta household, the Diva have to be paired with Lutron’s Caséta Sensible Bridge to unlock all its capabilities. As soon as that’s completed, you possibly can management the Diva together with your smartphone, on a schedule, with a geofence, as a component of lighting scenes, or with voice instructions (Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri by way of Apple HomeKit). It’s also possible to use one in all Lutron’s wafer-thin battery-operated Pico distant controls.
The Diva Sensible Dimmer can management bigger hundreds than Lutron’s authentic Caséta good dimmer: LEDs as much as 150 watts (in comparison with 100 watts for the sooner product, which is able to keep available on the market) and incandescent and halogen lights as much as 600 watts (in comparison with 300 watts for the sooner dimmer).
The Diva Sensible Dimmer is offered for buy now (our evaluation is within the works) for $69.95, or in a Diva Sensible Starter Package with a sensible hub, wall plate, Pico distant, and Pico wall bracket for $119.95. For patrons searching for an on/off swap with out dimming capabilities, Lutron affords the Claro Sensible Change for $59.95.